The Rome Area History Center is an incredible journey through Northwest Georgia’s past

Tilly has been a part of the History Center since it first opened in a former Otasco building on Rome’s Broad Street. More recently, she has led the renovation of the History Center that not only reminds locals of their past but gives people who may have never stepped foot in Rome a complete picture of the Northwest Georgia town. At the history center, you … Continue reading The Rome Area History Center is an incredible journey through Northwest Georgia’s past

These cheap shoes are made for walking

Here’s a picture of myself that I don’t hate too much. But don’t look at me. Look at my shoes. My pink and black sneakers probably cost less than $30 when  I bought them from Payless four years ago.  Payless was a godsend to those of us with feet so wide you would think we could water ski without the skis.  These are shoes I … Continue reading These cheap shoes are made for walking

Southern Places: Huntsville Alabama’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center remembers the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Some moments in history take our breath away. Fifty years ago, America’s moon landing millions had millions of Americans holding their breath. The Saturn 5 rocket took off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on July 16. Inside the rocket were three men. Two of the men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, would make history as the first Americans to walk on the moon, with Armstrong … Continue reading Southern Places: Huntsville Alabama’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center remembers the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Southern hiking: Marble Mine Trail at Sloppy Floyd State Park

When I decided to take up hiking for health and recreation reasons, I knew I would start close to home. I have lived within 40 miles of James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Park in Chattooga County, Georgia most of my life. I thought about going there numerous times and checking it out. It was not until it seemed as if everyone was discovering this hidden gem … Continue reading Southern hiking: Marble Mine Trail at Sloppy Floyd State Park

Great Southern eating: Barbecue joints you must try

Barbecue is a favorite not just down South but in many other regions. And what better way to celebrate summer and the July 4th holiday than by eating some grilled meat drenched in the sauce of your choice. I have been to Kansas City a few times since my sister moved there and I will admit they have some great barbecue. But we have found … Continue reading Great Southern eating: Barbecue joints you must try