Nature and Scenery

SURPRISE! – Brand New Book on Sheltowee Trace is now available
SURPRISE! – Brand New Book on Sheltowee Trace is now available

SURPRISE! – Brand New Book on Sheltowee Trace is now available

The year 2021 was a momentous year in terms of unique travel.  I spent nearly a month of driving and support on the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail from Big South Fork in Tennessee to the Northern Terminus north of…

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Greenville, Kentucky
Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Greenville, Kentucky

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Greenville, Kentucky

This is the eighth and final installment on my visit to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. On August 18, 2021 I was invited by Misty Deason, the owner of Apple House Mercantile and a member of the Muhlenberg County Board of Tourism,…

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A Visit With the Big Twigs
Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A Visit With the Big Twigs

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A Visit With the Big Twigs

This is the seventh post in my series on Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. On August 18, 2021 I was invited by Misty Deason, the owner of Apple House Mercantile and a member of the Muhlenberg County Board of Tourism, to come…

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Apple House Mercantile
Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Apple House Mercantile

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Apple House Mercantile

On August 18, 2021 I had the opportunity to get an in-depth visit to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky courtesy of the Misty Deason and also the some of the tour departments in the county.  I originally met Misty along the Sheltowee…

Book 4 – 8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America – NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon
Book 4 – 8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America – NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon

Book 4 – 8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America – NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon

Big News!!  My newest book, titled “8154: An Epic Family Road Trip Across America” is now available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. The book details the three week long 8,154 mile road trip with my daughter Marissa…

AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The J Signs #atozchallenge
AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The J Signs #atozchallenge

AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The J Signs #atozchallenge

Welcome to another year of the AtoZ Challenge.  This year I am doing signs that I have seen across the country.  This post will feature signs associated with the Letter J. ENJOY THE RIDE! We can’t avoid signs.  They are…

Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story
Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story

Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story

Back when I was in first grade (around 1963 or 1964) I learned a song in school.  It was a Japanese song called “Sakura Sakura,” which means Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom.  It was a springtime song and the class sang…

Old-Timey General Stores Part 1: Forbus General Store – Pall Mall, TN
Old-Timey General Stores Part 1: Forbus General Store – Pall Mall, TN

Old-Timey General Stores Part 1: Forbus General Store – Pall Mall, TN

It is always fun to run into an “old-timey” General Store when driving back roads.  These are a throwback to the past and typically have items you don’t see in most other stores.  The “old-timey” stores each have their own…

Roadtrippin’ 2020: The Roadways – Seeing the USA on back roads
Roadtrippin’ 2020: The Roadways – Seeing the USA on back roads

Roadtrippin’ 2020: The Roadways – Seeing the USA on back roads

The most time consuming part of any extended road trip is being on the road.  For me, this is the icing on the cake.  Sure, I love to see all of the quirky places, unique towns, Mom and Pop eateries…

Roadtrippin’ 2020: An Overview
Roadtrippin’ 2020: An Overview

Roadtrippin’ 2020: An Overview

The year 2020 has been a tough year for many people around the world.  Its thrown me for a few loops as well.  But, overall, as I look back on the year, it has been an absolutely amazing one.  In…