Murals of Hamilton, Ohio

Murals of Hamilton, Ohio

Backroads Discoveries, Birds, Grafitti Walls, Less Beaten Paths Books, Murals, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Street Art, Unexpected Discoveries, Wall Art
[caption id="attachment_25261" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hamilton's namesake, Alexander Hamilton, has a nice mural in downtown Hamilton. Painted by Nicole Trimble[/caption] Many cities are moving towards becoming "mural towns" as a drawing card to their towns.  The nice thing about murals is that they are each so unique and original.  In late October 2020 I had the opportunity to visit Hamilton, Ohio, which has now added numerous murals to buildings all around the town.  Thanks to an organization called StreetSpark, some lovely murals have begun dotting the town. StreetSpark is similar to Lexington's PRHBTN organization, which I have written about a number of times. StreetSpark is a public art program established in 2016 in partnership with the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Foundation, and…
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Check out my Interview on the SECTION 500 Podcast.  Released LIVE on Oct. 6, 2020

Check out my Interview on the SECTION 500 Podcast. Released LIVE on Oct. 6, 2020

Adventure, Antsy McClain, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Less Beaten Paths Books, Offbeat Places, Place Names, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Selfies, Travel Blogging, Unique Places
I am so excited to announce my newest podcast interview.  Honored to have been picked for their one year anniversary podcast too!! Please go #GRABALISTEN and Enjoy the Ride. These guys recently visited Mayor Louie Keen of Uranus in Missouri who turned them on to me. [caption id="attachment_25169" align="alignnone" width="640"] Mayor Louie Keen (L) and Sam Sprunger (R) in Uranus, MO. #MUGA[/caption] 500 Team in Uranus, MO with Louie Keen, the Mayor.
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8154 SNEAK PEAK: New Introduction

8154 SNEAK PEAK: New Introduction

Adventure, Arizona, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Bucket List Trips, California, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Landscapes, Less Beaten Paths Books, Mountains, National Monuments, National Parks, Nebraska, Oregon, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Selfies, South Dakota, Travel with grandchildren, Unique Places, US Highway 101, Washington
While working on my new book 8154, I had written the typical generic introduction to the book.  However, since returning in late February, the world has changed dramatically.  As a result, I have totally reworked my introduction to the upcoming book of our amazing road trip to the West Coast.  As I have written before, this trip took us over 8000 miles through 20 states and much more.  Some of my earlier blog posts have detailed parts of this trip.  But, on this date (September 16, 2020) the United States is nearing 200,000 deaths as a result of the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 and it is much greater worldwide, the country's economy has taken a terrible downward turn and hundreds of businesses have dropped off of the face of the earth,…
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