I am going to tell you a story. Mind you, this is really not my story to tell, but I will share it nonetheless. Many of my stories are vicarious views through windows into others lives, served up through my somewhat twisted lens. Few would disagree that my perspective can be awry. Disclaimer: While I… Read More Going the Distance – Jan 2018
Grits ain’t groceries, eggs ain’t poultry, and Mona Lisa was a man. That has absolutely nothing to do with this post. But the song was on as I drove home from my hike, and I love that song! Have you seen the movie, The Accountant? Like Christian Wolff in the movie, I too am a… Read More Last Post (this year) – Dec 2016
Howard Finster. Preacher? Artist? Alien from another planet? Quite frankly, I think the verdict is out, but personally I am leaning towards the latter. In our never ending goal of trying to find beautiful, fun or quirky places to visit, my bride identified a local point of interest she thought I might enjoy “shooting” –… Read More Paradise Garden – Sept 2016
Brexit… schmexit. We just plain old celebrated the 4th of July. Whether you were one of the 60,000 people in Atlanta who ran the Peachtree, cooked on the barbecue, stayed close to the pool, marveled at the brilliance of the Declaration of Independence, or sat with a book to while away the oppressive heat of… Read More 4th of July – 2016
Blink once if you remember names like Monte Carlo, Cutlass Supreme, Tempest, Grand Prix, Falcon, Corvair, Edsel and Desoto… Blink twice if you’re lying. R R R. I feel like Tim from Tool Time. I took a day this past week to go visit Old Car City up in White, GA. With over 30 acres,… Read More Old Car City – May 2016
In her camping debut, Dottie proves her mettle! We spent a few days in and around Pine Mountain, GA this past week, which if you are not familiar is where Callaway Gardens is located, near the town of Hamilton, all in Harris County. If you are not familiar with Harris County, it abuts Meriwether County.… Read More Dottie goes to Pine Mountain – May 2016
It has happened again – a truly magnificent weekend in the north Georgia mountains with Airstreams, vintage trailers and really cool people! Every year for the past 10++ years Alan and Shannon have organized a meet-up of like-minded folks who enjoy good company, breaking bread, and sharing their love for Airstreams and other really cool… Read More Falluminum – Oct 2015
Fashionista alert! In one of those rare confluences of dead and undead, zombies made an appearance last evening. Just when you thought it was safe to go back out on the streets, it appears we may have jumped the gun, so to speak. A veritable wave of zombies appeared in Marietta Square. In actuality, the… Read More Zombie Apocalypse – Oct 2015
Nestled between railroad yards, tattoo parlors, bars and Atlanta city life sits the Oakland Cemetery. Founded in 1850 by the City of Atlanta, it originally started as a 6-acre cemetery but with the growth of the city and the need to bury over 7,000 Civil War soldiers, the city soon expanded it to a 48-acre… Read More Oakland Cemetery – Oct 2015
Originally aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) October, 2014, this was our first time actually seeing The BBQ Show, a show dedicated to the art of slow cooking meats. This is my 15 seconds of fame (actually less). Having signed up for Sam Huff’s Pork University, my neighbor and I attended this daylong course on… Read More The BBQ Show – August 2015
We have much to be thankful for, and celebrating the birth of our great nation for us is steeped in neighborhood. We celebrated with our immediate neighbors, many who participate and offer something of themselves to make the entire day a delight, whether it be food, music, desserts, sparklers, fireworks, or treats for the kids.… Read More Independence Day – July 2015
Last night was Motown Night in Marietta Square. The fact that it was 90 degrees had zero impact – maybe it even helped! There was A LOT of dancing going on. Just sayin’.
What a great weekend trip with the Georgia Conservancy! We camped (me in our Airstream, everyone else in tents) at the Altamaha Regional Park in Brunswick, GA, about 20 miles upstream from Darien GA on the side of the Altamaha River, and then paddled on Saturday from our campsite to Darien, somewhere around 15-20 miles.… Read More Altamaha River – Mar 2013
Free concert anyone? From April until September there are free concerts in Glover Park in Marietta Square (GA) on the last Friday of each month. Bring your picnic basket or dine at one of the restaurants on the square. We dined in a restaurant (we went to the Stockyard – glad we did!) and then… Read More Marietta Square – May 2015
Marietta Square (Marietta, GA) continues to delight! What a great place to go for food for the stomach – and soul, particularly on Tuesday nights when there are bluegrass pickup bands. These folks are a delight to listen to, and Marietta Square has become a “destination” location. Plenty of great restaurants, things to do and… Read More Marietta Square (GA) – May 2015
The most dramatic stories and pictures often seem to be from far off and remote places you traveled miles to see. How about those places close to home? Of recent I have been exploring by kayak Lake Allatoona, 30 minutes away in Emerson, GA. While admittedly during the nice sunny weekends this lake can be… Read More Lake Allatoona – May 2015
Eclectic. I’ll come back to this. Yesterday we spent a good part of the day visiting the Booth Western Art Museum, in Cartersville, GA. This is a stunning art museum and I cannot wait to return. With 120,000 square feet of space, there is much to see here, and it is fabulous. Eclectic in fact;… Read More Booth Western Art Museum – April 2015
Glam, mud and studs. That pretty much captures our fabulous day at the Atlanta Steeplechase, held at Kingston Downs near Rome, GA. We tailgated in our Airstream along the fence on the backstretch and had a front row view of the riders and horses (if you are not familiar with a steeplechase, it is basically… Read More ATL Steeplechase – April 2015
We had another “Springstream” weekend of Airstream love recently in Hiawassee, GA, up in the north Georgia Mountains with about 20-30 fellow Airstreams and other interesting trailers. I (we) had a great time, between paddling on Lake Chatuge (solo and with the Southeast Camping Unit armada), food, friendship and music. For whatever reasons I took… Read More Springstream – April 2015
The Public Works group for the City of Acworth is holding a Creek Cleanup at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 18th at Lake Acworth (Acworth, GA). While I am unable to attend, I wanted to post this in case there are others interested and available on that day. If you are not familiar with Lake… Read More Lake Acworth – April 2015
Had a (another) great weekend rally in the north Georgia Mountains in Hiawassee, with some interesting campers, characters and special guest Antsy McClain!
Summer Tuesday nights you can find impromptu blue grass players in Marietta Square (Marietta, GA) – totally awesome! Some great pickin’, and all ages!
Antsy McClain opened for Tommy Emmanuel tonight at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points – two great performances. Antsy was solo (without the Trailer Park Troubadours) and played about a 30 minute set. Antsy (second from left) is a great performer – and a really nice guy (picture of us with friends and Antsy… Read More Antsy McClain (GA) – June 2014
Absolutely gorgeous campground in the north Georgia mountains! We met up with friends, paddled in the lake, hiked on some trails, and were rewarded Saturday night with a blue grass concert from John Nix and the Country Cousins. Does it get better than that?