October 21, 2012


The Maple trees are turning red. It is difficult to capture the intensity of the colors.

October 10, 2012


I saw a segment on a TV show tonight about Pinks hotdogs, and remembered a picture that I took earlier this year while waiting at a traffic light. ( I wasn't the one driving. ) Pinks is in Hollywood and very popular. We didn't eat there, but I see they do have veggie hotdogs - so maybe I will be able to convince my vegetarian sister to eat there the next time I visit her.

October 8, 2012

Rock City Barns

Barn sign paintings were a popular advertisement media in the past.  Most everyone is familiar with the Mail Pouch Barns, but there was another popular barn advertisement - Rock CityRock City is located in northern Georgia, not too far from Chattanooga, TN.

The three barns pictured here are located on 31 E in Kentucky. Before the interstate, this was a major north/south route, and the barn advertisements were designed to entice travelers to visit Rock City.

To those of you who read The Road, you'll recall the father and son saw these Rock City advertisements along the road they traveled.  Since they ended up at the sea, this was a clue that they were traveling south, and were north of Georgia.

It is nice to see that some of these historical treasures are still standing.  I have never visited Rock City, but think this may just be the year to do it.