Toy Collections

Paradise Point (KY) Revisited: September 2019

Paradise Point (KY) Revisited: September 2019

Back in January of 2018 I made my first visits to the Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, KY and did a blog post about it (see the original post).  In celebration of my newest book release, which features a chapter…

Everywhere a Sign – Some XTRA Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some XTRA Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Throughout my travels in 2018, I did not come across a single X sign.  In the past, I have been able to use Xenia, Ohio, but we didn’t go there last year. So, I am Xcited to Xplain how I…

Travel in 2018: The Best of the Roadside Attractions – Part 1

Travel in 2018: The Best of the Roadside Attractions – Part 1

Obviously, one of my favorite things to do on road trips short or long is locate the fun, unique and offbeat roadside attractions.  And, fortunately, 2018 provided me a plethora of these.  I have already written about a few of…

Download BOTH of my books on Kindle for FREE: November 1 – November 5

Download BOTH of my books on Kindle for FREE: November 1 – November 5

As an After Halloween Treat, for a limited time you will be able to download both of my books – my newest — “Less Beaten Paths of America: Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions” and also “Less Beaten Paths of America:…

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The D Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The D Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from…

DFW Elite Toy Museum

DFW Elite Toy Museum

Yesterday I posted about the Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland in Kentucky.  Keeping with the theme, today’s post will be about my visit to the DFW Elite Toy Museum in Haltom, TX on February 23, 2018. While in Fort…

Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland – Calvert City, KY

Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland – Calvert City, KY

Down in southwestern Kentucky, Calvert City (near Paducah) there’s a little back road (actually US Highway 68) that takes you to a place called Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland. It is not necessarily what you would think of as…