From the pulpit to the palette: Paradise Gardens and the legacy of Howard Finster

The house at 200 Lewis Street in Summerville, Ga. fits in with all of the other frame houses on the street. But inside and behind that house is the story of a man who followed his own vision and in doing so, became something of a folk hero. Howard Finster”s idea for Paradise Gardens came when he “saw” a “face” in some white paint that … Continue reading From the pulpit to the palette: Paradise Gardens and the legacy of Howard Finster

How livestock and produce started a theatre

I love a story with an interesting beginning. This one begins with a pig. Well a pig, some other farm animals and other things you would find on a typical farm. And it includes some famou actresses and actors and some you may not have heard and some who probably should be famous. Oh, and this magical story began in a building built in the … Continue reading How livestock and produce started a theatre

Southern Places: Explore aviation history in Warner Robins, Georgia

Steve is an Air Force veteran so when we visited the Macon area last fall, we had to go to the Museum of Aviation. Steve tied together some of the stories in this blog post. —Kim Deep in the heart of Georgia, there is a historic military installation that houses aircraft memorabilia from bygone days. The Museum of Aviation is located adjacent to the Warner … Continue reading Southern Places: Explore aviation history in Warner Robins, Georgia

Southern Faces: A shootout, a famous actress and a Cornbread Festival–Exploring South Pittsburg, Tenn.

South Pittsburg, Tennessee has the charm of a 1950s town with the modern-day convenience of good WIFI and a nice Italian restaurant on the corner. The town also has a history museum where you can talk to the locals on Saturday morning. If you are lucky, you will get to talk to Bob Sherrill. He’s been the voice of the South Pittsburg Pirates—football, not baseball—for … Continue reading Southern Faces: A shootout, a famous actress and a Cornbread Festival–Exploring South Pittsburg, Tenn.

Planning your travel season on a budget

Many mark spring as the official beginning of travel season. We feel like we travel all the time but we actually spend most nights in our own beds. That’s because we believe in exploring our own area and saving money. There is so much to see within driving distance of our home we will probably never get to it all! Don’t get me wrong. We … Continue reading Planning your travel season on a budget