Grub on the Road Food Friday: Mike and Ed’s BBQ Phenix City, AL
Hadn’t thought of this place in years until a couple of days ago when I came across a post, but this BBQ joint is an all-timer for me. They have some of the absolute best ribs, smoked chicken and pulled pork I’ve ever had. Located on US Hwy 280 on the Alabama side of the…
Giles County Covered Bridges: Standing Against Time
In the state of Virginia, only six covered bridges remain standing. Two of them are about five minutes apart
Grub on the Road: Trying Duck S**t
It’s always a treat to find a chocolate shop, especially in a small town. Those who have been to places like French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville or Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, to name a couple – those reading this may have a favorite spot – where tasty treats are made on site. You…
Around the Block: Floyd, VA
To be honest, when I looked up a place to see live music on a Friday night, I had looked for a traditional bluegrass setting in a slow, kinda sleepy town. There is a lot of that old traditional sound and the feel of the old ways here. There is Floyd Country Store, which hosts…
Grub on the Road Food Friday: Brunswick Stew and the Best Places to Get it.
One of the treasures of growing up in Georgia is a dish called Brunswick Stew. It was sort of a traditional dish that I have fond memories of, as my grandfather made it many years for New Year’s Day. It’s a dish that really doesn’t have a recipe, per se. It’ll have chicken and/or pork……
Artwork from the Road: Roberta Flack Mural, Black Mountain, NC
One of the things I enjoy about exploring towns is seeing murals on buildings.
Stories from the Road: The Time a Town Wished Us Happy Anniversary
We thought, how awesome that the town would recognize us on our 35th. How did they even know we were coming?
Stories from Home: On Our 38th Anniversary.
The caresses aren’t as soft: they come with a lifetime of callouses, but are most welcome. The lips are often drier than before; the jaw lines sterner, but more assured and certain. The voices have lost some of the timbre of the younger days; the hearing not as crisp, but the music we make together…
Stories from Home: Thoughts on a Father’s Day from a Father
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace May your night be filled with rest and your day tomorrow with all the awe and the wonder of the…
Indian Creek Covered Bridge, Salt Sulphur Springs, WV
Seeing a chance to promote their fledgling construction business, 18-year-old Oscar Weikel and his 16-year-old brother Ray contracted with Monroe County (WV) to build a bridge over Indian Creek. Using tools from their uncle’s saw mill, they set up shop at the creek nearby and went to work. From 1898 to 1903, the pair built…