Avoid the crowds at these cool Orlando-area sites

We visited Orlando in February 2020 just before COVID-19 forced the country to shut down for a while. But that’s not the most unusual thing about our trip. We didn’t visit any of the major theme parks. Not one. Now, we did get close, which I will talk about later.  It’s not because we are older. It’s not even because we are cheap. It’s not … Continue reading Avoid the crowds at these cool Orlando-area sites

The 70-year old hymnal that shaped a generation

The Red Back Hymnal is as familiar to some who were raised in small churches in the South as their Bible. For those not familiar with it, the hymnal is more of a maroon shade with “Church Hymnal” printed in gold letters. The hymnal was first printed in 1951 by Tennessee Music Printing Company in Cleveland, Tenn., now known as The Pathway Press. It’s still … Continue reading The 70-year old hymnal that shaped a generation

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.

Southern Eating: Tips for eating out with diabetes

Traveling can be challenging and eating out with diabetes adds a new challenge. I am a diabetic and honestly, I don’t always eat like I should. We are on the road to somewhere nearly every weekend and sometimes through the week. That means we eat a lot of meals on the road. I love hamburgers, fried chicken and sweets but my blood sugar does not. I … Continue reading Southern Eating: Tips for eating out with diabetes