In September, we took a weeklong vacation to Hilton Head Island with my family. We had a great time lounging on the beach, kayaking, discovering some amazing local restaurants and of course golf (Brandon) and shopping (me). Like any Wethington family vacation, there were also a couple intense, late-night rounds of Taboo. But some of the most entertaining parts of […]Read more "A puppy discovers the South"
For the last leg of our trip, we stopped at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for some easy hiking and spectacular views. I hadn’t been here in years and forgot how beautiful it is. Literally every turn you make there’s a new postcard-worthy vista.Read more "Last day on the road: Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
It’s our last full day in the Florida Keys and we’ve returned to one of our favorite spots, Bahia Honda State Park. It not only has one of the most beautiful, natural beaches I’ve ever seen (think of it as a more tropical Cape Cod), but it’s blissfully uncrowded and teeming with wildlife. We saw […]Read more "Life is good in the Florida Keys"
Pecans are everywhere in Georgia. Even in grocery carts outside gas stations.Read more "Cruising through Georgia"
I just came across this note, filed away in a book. It’s a handwritten list of sights to see in Mississippi and Tennessee. The author was the manager at Rowdy’s in Vicksburg, Miss., where we were filling ourselves up on iced tea and catfish (and the mysteriously sweet and spicy house “nosser” sauce) after a […]Read more "When TripAdvisor just won’t do"
Sun Records in Memphis, where Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis recorded their early hits. Rowan Oak in Oxford, Miss., where William Faulkner lived and wrote.Read more "Where great minds roamed"
Beautiful cypress trees laced with moss from yesterday’s Honey Island Swamp tour.Read more "A view from the swamp"