Journal

  • February 24, 2017 – Amateur wrestling in Maryville, TN.
  • January 29, 2017 – Breakfast at Fat Spoon Cafe in Covington, tour and tasting at ABITA Brewery in Abita Springs, LA.
  • January 28, 2017 – Breakfast at ABITA Roasting Co., Covington Depot and Museum, Covington Cemetery, craft beer tasting at Covington Brewhouse, lunch at New Orleans Food and Spirits, then a walk along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Covington, LA.
  • January 27, 2017 – Dinner at Copeland’s of New Orleans in Covington, LA.
  • January 26, 2017 – Crawfish sushi at Akita Sushi restaurant in Franklinton, LA.
  • January 15, 2017 – Visited the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA.
  • January 14, 2017 – Drove the Tail of the Dragon to Deals Gap, NC. Lunch at Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ in Franklin, NC. Visited the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, GA. Stopped by the Georgia Guidestones and the Elberton Granite Museum in Elberton, GA.
  • October 24, 2016 – Cemetery tour in Franklinton, LA.
  • October 23, 2016 – Phil’s Grill in Harahan, LA.
  • October 22, 2016 – Breakfast at Dot’s Diner, a walking tour of Kenner, then Dump Truck Fries at The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA.
  • October 21, 2016 – Crabby Jack’s in New Orleans, LA.
  • October 20, 2016 – Parish Free Fair in Franklinton, LA.
  • October 14, 2016 – A little Walking Dead tour of Senoia, GA.
  • September 14, 2016 – Wine tasting at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery in Clarksville, TN.
  • July 23, 2016 – Jacksonville Sharks v. LA KISS, in Jacksonville, FL.
  • July 22, 2016 – Veteran’s United Craft Brewery in Jacksonville, FL.
  • July 21, 2016 – Sticky Fingers barbecue for lunch, Chamblin Bookmine, Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, Huguenot Memorial Park, Bold City Brewery in Jacksonville, FL.
  • July 19, 2016 – Breakfast at Geneva General Store, dinner at Jolly Gator Fish Camp in Geneva, FL.
  • July 18, 2016 – Fort Lane Park, Geneva, FL.
  • July 17, 2016 – Blue Jacket Park in Orlando, dinner at Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen in Winter Park, then on to my hangar in Geneva, FL.
  • July 9, 2016 – Cardin’s Drive-In in Knoxville, TN.
  • June 25, 2016 – Roller Derby in Maryville, TN.
  • March 26, 2016 – Hampton Roads Naval Museum, battleship Wisconsin, scallop sliders at The Back Deck in Virginia.
  • March 25, 2016 – Chesapeake Bay Distillery in Virginia Beach then Norfolk Admirals hockey in Norfolk, VA.
  • March 24, 2016 – Fish tacos to go from Gringo’s then to Back Bay Brewing Company for beer tasting in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • February 28, 2016 – Craft beer tasting at High Cotton Brewery, visited STAX Museum of American Soul Music, beer tasting at Memphis Made Brewery, dinner at Mardi Gras Memphis, in Memphis, TN.
  • February 27, 2016 – Breakfast at Charles Cavalla’s Cupboard, Memphis Visitors Center, walk along the river, Sky High Elevator and observation deck at Bass Pro Shop, lunch at Central BBQ, Mississippi River Kings hockey while in Memphis, TN.
  • February 18, 2016 – Street tacos and beer tasting at Balter Beerworks, Ice Bears hockey in Knoxville, TN.
  • February 5, 2016 – Beer tasting at Saw Works Brewing Company, Ribs at Sweet P’s Downtown Dive, Whiskey tasting at Knox Whiskey Works, and Ice Bears hockey in Knoxville, TN.
  • December 31, 2015 – Lunch at Blackhorse Pub and Brewery in Knoxville, TN.
  • December 24, 2015 – Wine tasting at the Georgia Winery in Ringgold, GA.
  • December 19, 2015 – Waterfall hike in the Cherokee National Forest.
  • December 9, 2015 – Lunch at Jack’s Bar-B-Que in Nashville, TN.
  • December 8, 2015 – Lunch at Sicilian Pizza and Pasta. Dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery. A little live music at Bootleggers in Nashville, TN.
  • November 12, 2015 – Grabbed lunch from Diva Dawg food truck.
  • November 11, 2015 – Picked up some petit fours from Tastee Restaurant.
  • November 10, 2015 – Tasting and lunch at NOLA Brewery.
  • November 9, 2015 – Breakfast at Dot’s Diner then on to Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. Lunch at Cane’s and then a tasting at Donner-Peltier Distillery. Dinner at Bubba’s II and then back to New Orleans.
  • November 8, 2015 – Iced Coffee at French Truck Coffee. Lunch at Taco Tico then a trip to the Kenner Fishing Pier.
  • November 7, 2015 – Ran the Crescent City Fall Classic 5k through City Park. Listened to more live music at the Mirliton Festival in the Bywater. Explored Crescent Park along the river.
  • November 6, 2015 – Dinner at Second Line Brewing in New Orleans, LA.
  • September 26, 2015 – Toured the H.L. Hunley Restoration Center and then lunched at Sesame Burgers and Beer. Visited Fort Moultrie and then finished the day at Finz.
  • September 25, 2015 – Visited the Charleston Visitors Center, Low Country Olive Oil, Fort Sumter National Monument, and Liberty Square. Had lunch at Poe’s Tavern then tracked down the burial site of the three Hunley crews in Magnolia Cemetery. Dinner at Jack’s Cosmic Dogs rounded out my first day in Charleston, SC.
  • September 24, 2015 – Dinner at Page’s Okra Grill in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
  • September 19, 2015 – Hiked Gee Creek Falls Trail near Delano, TN in Cherokee National Forest.
  • March 17, 2015 – Toured the White House Museum and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
  • March 16, 2015 – Toured the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
  • March 15, 2015 – Visited Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Forest, VA.
  • March 14, 2015 – Family Night at Amazement Square and tubing at Liberty Mountain Snoflex in Lynchburg, VA.
  • September 21, 2014 – Hiking in Seven Islands State Birding Park in Kodak, TN.
  • September 20, 2014 – Hiked Bay Point Loop Trail at Harrison Bay State Park in Harrison, TN.
  • September 7, 2014 – Rode the Big South Fork Scenic Railway in Stearns, KY.
  • July 24, 2014 – Dined at One 20 A Modern Bistro in Niceville, FL.
  • July 23, 2014 – Visited the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola. Had lunch at the Cubi Bar. Climbed the Pensacola Lighthouse. Toured Fort Barrancas. Visited Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL.
  • July 21, 2014 – Visited the United States Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin AFB, FL. Had dinner at Whataburger.
  • June 7, 2014 – Wine tasting at Ocoee Winery in Cleveland, TN.
  • May 31, 2014 – Toured Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Chattanooga National Cemetery, and the MoonPie General Store in Chattanooga, TN. Stopped in for a wine tasting at Georgia Winery in Ringgold, GA.
  • May 30, 2014 – Visited the Hunter Museum of American Art, the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, and had dinner at Bones’ Smokehouse in Chattanooga, TN.
  • May 21, 2014 – Dined at BurgerFi in Knoxville, TN.
  • May 15, 2014 – Dined at Gyrene Burger in Knoxville, TN.
  • May 4, 2014 – Visited grave site of Nancy Ward.
  • April 21, 2014 – Visited Peaks of Otter Winery in Bedford, VA.
  • April 20, 2014 –  Visited Appomattox Court House NHP in Appomattox, VA.
  • April 19, 2014 – Preppers Festival in New Castle, Virginia. Lunch at Blues Bar-B-Cue in Roanoke, VA.
  • April 12, 2014 – Attended Wild Game Dinner in Griffin, GA.
  • April 5, 2014 – Attended a Sushi making class at Sushi Academy in Tennessee.
  • Mar. 15, 2014 – Exploring the mysterious Stone Wall and participating in the panning for gold demonstration at Fort Mountain State Park, GA.
  • Feb. 22, 2014 – Visited Sweetwater Valley Farm to sample and purchase several types of local cheese. Then a wine tasting at Tennessee Valley Winery.
  • Feb. 15, 2014 – Visited the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville, TN.
  • Feb. 9, 2014 – Lunch at The Other One Diner in Oak Ridge, TN.
  • Feb. 1, 2014 – Chimney Top trail in Frozen Head State Park, TN.
  • Jan. 19, 2014 – Cataract Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Jan. 12, 2014 – Hiking to Angel Falls and East Rim Overlook in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
  • Dec. 27, 2013 – Visited Dickie’s Highway Pack in Franklinton, LA.
  • Dec 26, 2013 – Bayhi Cemetery, Dinner at Dijon, LA.
  • Dec 23, 2013 – VooDoo, Cemetery and French Quarter walking tour. Dinner at Juicy Lucy’s, LA.
  • Dec 22, 2013 – Breakfast at Dot’s Diner. USS Kidd Destroyer, Veteran’s Museum, Louisiana State Capitol, VooDoo Barbecue for lunch, short trip through Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Dec 21, 2013 – Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette Battlefield and climbed the Chalmette Monument, Duck Po boys at Crabby Jack’s, Fort Pike State Historical Site and Fort Macomb, LA.
  • Dec. 1, 2013 – Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, GA. Silverdale Confederate Cermetary, TN.
  • Nov. 30, 2013 – High Falls State Park, GA.
  • Nov. 29, 2013 – Andersonville National Historic Site and National Cemetery, National Prisoner of War Museum, GA.
  • Nov. 17, 2013 – Visited Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Virginia. The replica of the Station was closed but we hiked a short nature trail – Indian Ridge Trail. Headed next to Cumberland Gap NHP to take the Gap Cave tour but a fast-moving storm front changed our plans. Instead we went to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum on the LMU campus in Harrogate, TN.
  • Signed up for Virginia State Parks Trail Quest

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