I got excited when I first read about the release of a grill component that claims to turn your standard 22.5” kettle grill into a neapolitan-style baking oven. The product is called the KettlePizza. It’s a pretty simple design. Weekend warriors have been making homemade components and augmentations like thisRead more
The wife was teaching sewing lessons out of the house today, so I decided to drop by the monthly Hagood Mill singer/songwriter showcase event. Hagood Mill is a great slice of Americana: One of the finest regional examples of nineteenth century technology can be found just three miles north ofRead more
The wife and I recently took a business/pleasure trip to the Pacific Northwest. The business part consisted of the wife competing for a spot on Sew It All TV at an expo near Tacoma, Washington. After that was over, we drove to Gig Harbor on Puget Sound to have dinnerRead more
The wife and I had a free Saturday afternoon this weekend, so we decided to make the most of the projected snowfall by driving our car straight into the storm. We headed up to the Highlands-Cashiers area of North Carolina, which is only a winding, 90-minute mountain drive away. TheRead more
The wife and I drive near Caesars Head all the time on our way to Jones Gap State Park, Dupont State Forest, and Table Rock State Park. US Highway 276 runs right over the crest of the mountain on the way to Brevard, NC, but we’ve never actually hiked there.Read more
Last weekend, the wife and I used the holiday to squeeze in two hikes; Jones Gap Falls at Jones Gap State Park and Pinnacle Mountain Falls at Table Rock State Park.
Late fall through early spring is my the favorite time to hike in the mountains. The foliage has changed and fallen, there aren’t many people out on the trails, and you can see for miles from the mountain peaks. We got out early on Saturday and drove to Triple FallsRead more
Since it’s early autumn and there were no big SEC football games during the afternoon, the wife and I thought we’d spend some time in the mountains. We recently climbed the Lookout Tower at Frying Pan Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest. Black Balsam Knob Mountain is about ten milesRead more
Some days are ordinary. Other days are extraordinary. Yesterday was what I refer to as a bookmark day.
The wife and I wanted to get outside this weekend, but the heat and mosquitoes make it difficult to do too much during the day. So we decided to visit the walking trails at nearby Conestee Park early on Saturday morning. At some point in the near future, the SwampRead more