“A Little Honey” and more

Missed another blog post, but I can’t help but feel it resulted in some good long-term accomplishments. Besides the podcast, other things are in the works, my actual paying job does demand some time, and I can’t help but be excited about our upcoming trip to Mexico City. I hope you like pictures of tacos and pyramids.

So here comes some random selections from the past few days:

I’m loving Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats right now:

I think I’m going to use the old WGN “Family Classics” theme song as my podcast intro music:

Finally, what do you call those towns that exist purely for touristic use. They usually include antiques, fudge and mediocre restaurants, as well as a bookstore and perhaps some middling outdoor or historic attraction. Sometimes they have a theme in their architecture. Examples include:

  • Stillwater, MN
  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • Helen, GA
  • Leland, MI (Fishtown!)
  • Berea, KY
  • Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Grand Marais, MN

I’m sure there are more. I don’t count places like Wall Drug or South of the Border in this list, as they are singular attractions. So does this phenomenon have a name?

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2 thoughts on ““A Little Honey” and more”

  1. When we were kids, we called them “tourist traps”…….. unless we wanted to go, then we called them “amusement parks”, or “attractions” for the sophisticated. Further, IMHO, ALL cities/towns/villages, and crossroads covet visitor’s dollars.

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    1. I see Wall Drug and South of the Border as tourist traps. There is something vaguely more legitimate about the towns as opposed to the traps.

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