I have to admit that I stumbled upon Blue Ridge, Georgia, quite by accident. Even though I have spent time in the mountains of north Georgia, until recently I was unaware of this secret little vacation spot. I’m glad I found it, though. Blue Ridge is a small, touristy mountain town, best described as Gatlinburg […]
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It was a Sunday evening and I just came in from hiking in a very dry Bankhead Forrest when I saw online reports of a fire in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in the rural area of Chimney Top. Having just experienced the woodlands in full drought, I was worried what would burn in […]
Being a southerner comes with a few preconceived notions, one of them being that we all like corn bread. This is mostly true except in my case. I admit it I am a southerner who doesn’t like cornbread! People are typically shocked with the revelation. So more than a few eyebrows raised when I said […]
It was the best thing that I never knew I wanted to do – and the best gift my teenage son never knew he wanted – a visit to Tank Town USA. It was an adventure that entailed: Getting behind the wheel (actually control sticks) of a 17-ton tank – awe-inspiring. Riding on the top […]
Covered bridges: They are picturesque, they harken to a long-ago, simpler time, and they are great places to visit. Alabama has 11 historic covered bridges remaining in the state, along with a few newer, decorative bridges. Only three of the oldest bridges allow cars to cross. Fortunately, all of those are short drives from Huntsville. […]