Foamhenge

Foamhenge debuted on April Fools Day in 2004. Mark Cline is an artist who makes dinosaurs, monsters, giant octopus, leprechauns, and all sorts of creatures. Maybe best known for Escape From Dinosaur Kingdom, a park with dinosaurs fighting civil war soldiers, Foamhenge is his favorite. Natural Bridge is a tourist …

Scattered, Smothered and Covered : Waffle House

After the party it’s the Waffle House If you ever been here you know what I’m talkin about – Jermaine Dupri “Welcome to Atlanta” The bright yellow sign with the monospaced WAFFLE HOUSE is a beacon of hope on a long road in the South. There is much to love …

Call of the Wild

The towns around the Great Smoky Mountains cater to helping people feel like they got away from it all. The fantasy doesn’t end when you feel the call of nature. Many of the bathrooms are decorated to continue the adventure. Gatlinburg TN, Pigeon Forge TN, and Cherokee NC Photographs from …

No Apricots Allowed : AAF Tank Museum

The AAF Tank Museum is 330,000 square feet of tanks and military displays. On special days they have an event where they use a flamethrower to torch a dummy or small structure and have a tank run over a couple junker cars. The museum is a mish-mash. Some displays are …

Gitty-Up and Pop

The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association has events across the states, with many being held in the South. People get on their steads and race through a course trying to shoot the most balloons. The riders generally use replicas of revolvers from pre-1900. They dress in cowboy gear and sometimes old …

Doing What He Loved

On the college campus, a woman was feeding the feral cats. The groundskeeper told her to stop as raccoons were flooding the campus and multiple people, including myself, had seen raccoons on the historic oval. They made a pact that she could continue to feed the cats if she waited …

Love my biscuits sopped in gravy

Galax, Virginia, is the gathering place of fiddlers and fans of fiddlers once a year since 1935. On the second week of August, people put their instruments and homes on wheels and get to the fest along with about 30,000 other people. Some come to play and even compete for …

Welcome to Hell, Here

Kenny Hill disappeared in 2000 after getting evicted from a plot of land for not mowing. He left behind a yard full of sculptures that he worked on over a decade. His parting tweaks were painting a sign that said, “Welcome to Hell, Here” and knocking off the head off …

White Whale

I knew I was okay to leave East Tennessee after going to the annual Mother’s Day bike rally at Boozy Creek. I moved to Tennessee in 2007 and in the first couple months drove all around the area getting familiar and making photos. About the second week out driving, I …

Rougarou Festival

The rougarou is a monster who lives in the swamp. It has the head of a wolf and the body of a man. It hunts down those in Cajun country who skip Lent and misbehaving children. Since 2012 on the weekend before Halloween, the small city of Houma celebrates the …