A sky-scraping Abe Lincoln, a Paul Bunyan the size of a small office building, a life-sized brontosaurus or a fish that could swallow an airliner — all have great power to inspire, or at least attract… CONTINUE READING >>
In a clever ploy to get us to visit, Veronica’s dad dropped a little “have you ever heard of The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” on us early in in March.
How could we possibly resist an invitation like that? … CONTINUE READING >>
A whole museum dedicated to a canned meat? Our wondering eyes had to see, we never pass up a cheesy tourist diversion.
Passing by the bronze pigs being led to slaughter, through the front doors, we were greeted by three thousand Spam cans stacked in a stunning display in the lobby.
This museum is no… CONTINUE READING >>
We took the rural route and learned about the wonderful goings-on in Cajun Country – what they call the REAL Mardi Gras!
Courir de Mardi Gras involves costumed men dancing on horseback, begging, and chicken chasing!
La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns A tradition older than Mardi Gras, is a communal hog butcher and meat fest.
Fais do-do See what Cajuns do once the kids go to bed… CONTINUE READING >>
Chicken chasing, colorful costumes and dancing on horseback? It’s Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point! You’ve gotta watch the video to believe it…it’s, well, just watch… CONTINUE READING >>
Join us in an emotional journey through Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma as we discover more about what had happened, what is happening now and our hope for the future… CONTINUE READING >>
These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts.
Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway… CONTINUE READING >>
Out of nowhere, the South Dakota plains give way to The Badlands – layers of soft shale, clay and limestone that wear away at a rate of about an inch a year leaving stunning silhouettes and fanciful formations… CONTINUE READING > >
We discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen – made of original sharecropper shacks, eat tamales – yup, there are tamales in The Delta – and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and the King Biscuit Radio Show and learn how The Blues influenced more modern music… CONTINUE READING >>
Clarksdale, Mississippi is home to one of the most unique inns we’ve ever encountered, The Shack Up Inn. This collection of sharecropper shacks on the old Hopson Plantation look like they haven’t been touched in decades, but inside… CONTINUE READING >>
When we heard forest, we expected large groups of upright trees. We felt kind of dumb. The petrified trees are all laying on the ground – alive with vibrant color – left there about 225 million years ago during the Late Triassic… CONTINUE READING >>
As the home of The Oz Museum, this little burg between Topeka and Manhattan has become quite a Mecca for fans of The Wizard of Oz.
We entered the main street storefront into a fairly typical gift shop, with a couple of exceptions. There was a tornado … CONTINUE READING >>
Join us as we attend the pumpkin weigh-in, get scared snotless while playing Zombie Miniature Golf, take in a great parade, and listen to spooky stories in a cemetery! And get awesome ideas for YOUR jack-o’-lantern at the humongous display on the courthouse lawn.
Oh – and watch what happens when Veronica enters the pie eating contest… CONTINUE READING >>
We thought we were on a quest to see Mount Rushmore but found much more. The area is filled with an interesting, if a bit unsavory, history. We rapidly discovered that an extraordinary work of art can have… CONTINUE READING >>
This remarkable place is mysterious, romantic AND a feat of engineering. How a heartbroken man spent twenty-eight years building this monument to his lost love… SEE MORE > >
The Cajuns’ ancestry traces directly back to Canada’s Maritime Provinces, so there was no better place to begin our investigation than in Nova Scotia at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. It was along this coast on The Bay of Fundy that the first French settlers to come to the new world arrived in 1605, before… CONTINUE READING >>
The Menches family of Akron, Ohio claims the invention of the burger, so naturally the Hamburger Festival is celebrated annually in… CONTINUE READING >>
We eat our way through booths with every kind of burger imaginable – and take in the wackiest burger-related competitions you’ll ever… Enlarge Video & Find Out More! >>