Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Funky Signs: Mr. Bacon in Jail Alley

Funky Signs: Mr. Bacon in Jail Alley
Photos Copyright © Patrick Ross. Captions by Patrick Ross. My friend Patrick Ross from The Artist’s Road blog recently returned from a family vacation in central and western Virginia. Throughout the trip his travel companion, Mr. Bacon, seized every opportunity to upstage the local signage. Feature...
September 2nd, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. I’VE BEEN PUZZLING over what to say about Arcata, California, which is where I’ve stayed both times I visited Humboldt County, about 300 miles north of San Francisco. I could call it a university town and that would...
August 26th, 2011 | Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Caboose Motel

Caboose Motel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE CABOOSE MOTEL is a popular tourist attraction in Titusville, Pennsylvania. And not just because different-colored, rustic cabooses all strung together make for a cute motel idea. Titusville is home of the Drake Well Museum, highlighting...
May 30th, 2011 | HOTELS & MOTELS, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF | Read More

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Brian Williams. THAT DARTH VADAR gets around. Here he is policing traffic at a drive-through liquor store attached to Mike’s Circle Grocery in Deerfield, Ohio. Mike’s is right on the roundabout in the middle of town. It’s tricky enough pulling...
May 18th, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF | Read More

Balm Beach Sunset

Balm Beach Sunset
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton IT WAS OUR last night of a fabulous B&B getaway on Georgian Bay (Ontario, Canada). We wanted a low-key, low-budget way to round off our 4th of July long weekend trip, so we asked our Beacon Shore B&B hosts...
July 25th, 2010 | Beaches, ONTARIO, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More

Collective Soul at the House of Blues, Cleveland

Collective Soul at the House of Blues, Cleveland
TODAY’S THE DAY Collective Soul’s playing at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Sadly, this will have to be included on my list of travel bummers. Not that we’d have to travel far: Cleveland’s only an hour from us here in Youngstown, Ohio. It’s just that I badly wanted to see that show!...
June 22nd, 2009 | MUSIC, TRAVEL BUMMERS, VIDEOS | Read More