Hot Chicken Throwdown!

Share Tweet Pin So, one of the “things” in Nashville is hot chicken. What? What is hot chicken??? Is it like buffalo wings you might ask? Nope, it’s different. Nashville hot chicken is made with a “dry” sauce, not a liquid sauce. It contains spices and cayenne pepper, so it’s spicy, but it’s not all about the heat. Good hot chicken has to have good flavor as well as heat. You usually get your choice of either a quarter or half chicken, wings, or tenders. It always comes with (or should come with) a couple pieces of white bread and ...
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Nashvegas Baby!

Share Tweet Pin Nashville, TN or as one or our RV mechanics in Alabama called it, “Nashvegas” baby! Well, I wouldn’t call this Sin City, but we still had a good time in the home of country music. It was a short trip, but we did get to experience a few Nashville highlights. As you may know from previous posts, we started our trip from home in Austin, TX and began making our way along the southern US coastline. So what brought us all the way up to Nashville? First, we decided to have some service done in Red Bay, ...
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Chasing Waterfalls

After a long week in Red Bay, Alabama, Pam, Hugo, and I were ready for some fun again. While researching to find out where our next stops would be we found out that northeast Alabama is chock full of waterfalls. Who knew?!!! Well, I’m sure some people knew, but we didn’t. So, we set out to take in some of nature’s finest. Starting off, we found an awesome little campground in Gadsden, AL called Noccalula Falls Campground. It turned out to be one of the best campgrounds at which we’ve stayed. And bonus, it also happened to be right next ...
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Ten Highlights from Our Ten Days in New Orleans

NOLA, The Big Easy, The Crescent City – when you visit New Orleans you soon find out why this great city has so many nicknames. What an amazing and culturally diverse part of our country! There’s so much great architecture and cuisine and music that it’s easy to fall in love with this marvelous city. We put out the word to our friends on Facebook and got some awesome suggestions of places to go and things to do. Although we didn’t get to do everything, we had an amazing time and I for one became fascinated with the City of ...
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Brazos Bend State Park

Mike and I were driving through miles and miles of flat, treeless pastures that just seemed to go on and on. We were really wondering what kind of boring ass park we were going to be staying at for the next couple days. Then out of nowhere this park pops up and it’s amazing. As you turn into the park you’re welcomed by majestic trees covered in romantic Spanish moss. The almost 5,000 acre park consists of several lakes, swamp land, and a lush green camping area. The whole thing is like an oasis in the desert.     There ...
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Rushmore and the Iron Mountain

We took a “sub”excursion, if you will, from our excursion to Custer State Park in South Dakota. On day four of our stay we decided to head out to see Mount Rushmore which is only about a 45 minute drive from the park. If you ever visit Custer you owe it to yourself to make that short drive to see one of the country’s most famous memorials. One aspect of this outing that really intrigued me was the drive to the monument. We were able to take a scenic roadway all the way from Custer State Park to Mount Rushmore ...
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Custer State Park

After years of planning and months of prep Pam, Hugo, and I were finally ready to set out on our epic journey. I guess this wasn’t technically the beginning – we actually began the trip by travelling north to visit Pam’s family in North Dakota and Minnesota. But after a couple of weeks of family time we were ready to start knocking things off our “must see” lists. We had decided that with winter already eminent we would head back to Austin so that we could vote and then would spend the winter months in the south. Turns out there’s ...
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