Steeles Tavern Manor

Steeles Tavern Manor
The amazingly comfortable Steeles Tavern Manor near Lexington Virginia.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Randon Thoughts on Friday

Man, things are busy here!

I do have some entries to get up soon. Lots of photos on the camera, and not enough time to load them on to my slow computer.... But it will be done!

I think I am going to rejoin my two travel blogs again. All of my faithful readers (thanks mom!) know that a few months ago, I split this blog in two. One would cover my home state and my favorite state- Kentucky! The other would cover the rest of the country. Well, I think I will just go back to the original format of a Kentuckian travelling around the state.... and everywhere else.

The minor league baseball season will be winding down in the next month. That means I will be celebrating Halloween! The season will have a huge influence on my entries coming up in the next few months. My personal Halloween season goes from early August through the end of November.

You know I love the obscure. I love rare old postcards, pictures of odd tourist stops, and reading forgotten books. Well, there is something pretty mainstream that I am excited about. I am VERY excited about a NEW Planet of the Apes movie coming out. The previews give me goose bumps!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wienermobile


We took this photo of the Wienermobile in the Florence area.

LUCKILY, I have crossed paths with the Wienermobile more than once. In fact, I have watched them go by on the road a time or two. Man, are they cool!

Check out my entry on my other blog entry about the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. I have a photo of one there.

This photo was taken while my car, and the Wienermobile were both in motion, so it is not perfect.

Downtown Knoxville Farmer's Market







Knoxville has a GREAT farmers market set up downtown! I am JUST really getting to be familiar with this area, and man is it growing on me! They have some very nice indy shops and restaurants in the area.

here are some photos!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Random Thoughts On Friday

What a great time for a road trip! The weather has been nice, and there is a lot going on!

I did want to mention briefly that the last space shuttle mission EVER has just launched! STS-135 will be the last one.

I do hope that the country gets back on track with space exploration. There is a ton to gain from it. Also, we will no longer be a major player in space travel! Heck, it looks like we really won't be much of a player at all.

I hope everyone takes a moment to remember the glory days of Apollo, and the excitement of watching the shuttles go up. More importantly, I hope that Americans everywhere think about the possibilities. I am still hoping another moon landing,an asteroid landing, or a man on Mars happens in my lifetime.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hillbilly Hot Dogs






Yes, I know I covered Hillbilly Hot Dogs before, but the place is just that cool.

Seriously, I can't say enough that this is one of the few places out there getting a ton of hype that deserves it. In fact, this place alone justifies a road trip to the Huntington West Virginia area.

If Hillbilly Hot Dogs served lesser quality food, I would suggest you go because of the cool decorations and set up.

If Hillbilly Hot Dogs had the same quality of food, but was in a bland location, i would tell you to go for the amazing dogs.

Luckily, the owners of Hillbilly Hot Dogs care about selling a good product in a unique atmosphere.

We once again set in the same bus and enjoyed our dogs and fries.

GO NOW! Eat the best hot dog ever! Make sure you tip at least a couple of dollars (because they deserve it!) AND so you can have the "Weenie Song" sang to you personally! Sign their wall! Eat on a bus!!!

'nuff said.

hillbillyhotdogs.com