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National Take A Hike Day 2017 A Hike Below Sea Level

Bonus.  With this hike, you don’t even have to be in fantastic shape. With the exception of a few bridges over the dikes, its pretty darn flat. The paths are great and hey, this walk is under sea level, so altitude sickness. won't be a problem. 

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Make out in an Iowa City graveyard and drop dead

Happy Halloween!

There is this thing that I have for graveyards; I like them, a lot.  As someone who loves history and most especially family history, I find them peaceful and interesting.  I am also superstitious.  Once, I have had a black cat cross my path and admittedly did not walk in a circle 13 times, walk backwards over the place that it happened while chanting bible verses, because I did not want to look unusual, but then bad things happened, three of them including a bad fall off of my bike and an incident with the garage door and a truck.  And this is why it took me so long to cross this “Odd things in Iowa” and “Weird US” destination off of my Iowa bucket list.  Well that and I don’t live in Iowa anymore.

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Random fact,  Iowa City is a UNESCO city of literature. U of…

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100 of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die The Best of the Best at Bottega

Now here is where I break the news to you. As of this note,

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I like Big Butts of Steak 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Momentum was building

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Milkshake at Mrs. Story’s 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

 In 2017, "Simply Southern TV" gave Mrs. Story's the honor of being The Master of Milkshakes. 

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100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die – Chili Dog at Mrs. Story’s

Getting so close to my goal of 100 dishes, I aimed to choose something really gourmet, uber chic, the most Instagram-able food.

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100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die Spring Roll Salad

DO visit Northwest Alabama

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Fried Green Tomato BLT 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

When it comes to my BLT, I am a purist. For my dream BLT, I like

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It’s Complicated – 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Di

Visiting Ovenbird was another fantastic Alabama stop that I likely will never forget. This experience has once again enlightened my culinary world. My brain literally grew tired as I wrote and thought about the complicated food that I was so very fortunate to taste at Ovenbird. I truly appreciate my Ovenbird visit and it will remain in the top of my Alabama and all-time National/World restaurant experiences. The Birmingham Alabama food scene is outstanding!

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Seduction in Mountainbrook Alabama 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die.

This dessert is a mix between a flourless cake and a soufflé, but, with sorcery on the inside. When you fork hits the middle, a flow of warm, silky chocolate flows out. This dessert is a chocolate lovers dream. Seduction.

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