American Pickers

Offbeat and Quirky Roadside Attractions Now Available on Amazon!

Offbeat and Quirky Roadside Attractions Now Available on Amazon!

Yesterday my new book, “Less Beaten Paths of America: Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions” made its debut on Amazon! The book is 130 pages of FULL COLOR whimsy and kitsch as I tell stories of my visits to these places all…

My new book is right around the corner!

My new book is right around the corner!

Getting so close to publishing my second book! I am getting so excited! My good friend Antsy McClain completed the back cover of the book so, attached you can see the front and back cover of the book. Start getting…

April 2018 Cross-Country Road Trip: The Overview – Kentucky to Washington

April 2018 Cross-Country Road Trip: The Overview – Kentucky to Washington

In April 2018 I took a nice long road trip from my home in Lexington, Kentucky to my daughter’s home in Port Orchard, Washington and back. The itinerary included most places akin to the Good Sam list of campgrounds which…

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…

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

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The A 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…

P is for People – #atozchallenge

P is for People – #atozchallenge

I am enriched by people. They inspire me, they teach me, they bring me joy. I have often been told that I have never met a stranger. And it’s true. I am unabashed around people. Whether it’s joking with a…

J is for Joy – #atozchallenge

J is for Joy – #atozchallenge

Traveling this great country brings me joy!  You can see this thru the myriad selfies I take while on the road. I make it a point to take selfies for posterity sake.   First of all, it proves I was there. …

A to Z Challenge: The L Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The L Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

WARNING-This is a long post. It took me nearly 59 years to get to all 50 states! On September 8, 2015, I set foot on the side of the road just north of Brattleboro, VT after we crossed over the…

Creating the Wanderlust – 30 Years of Family Travel – Pt 3

Creating the Wanderlust – 30 Years of Family Travel – Pt 3

This is the last in my 3 part series on “Creating the Wanderlust” through family travel adventures. (see the other two Part 1  Part 2 ) After three weddings in 2005 I was fried…and, to top things off I had…