Monthly Archives: July 2009

Chicken Fingers Fell on Alabama

Whenever anyone mentions Alabama, I think of one story. I used to work with a guy from China. He was doing his MBA summer internship at the consulting firm where I worked. He was a very curious kind of guy, … Continue reading

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Shear Heaven

When we passed this sign in La Grange, Texas, I demanded that we turn around and go back for a photo. Conveniently located just across the road from the cemetery, I have to wonder if Curl Up and Dye gets … Continue reading

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Interlude: The Jaxon Factor

This was our second cross-country drive with our dog Jaxon in tow. Our first was when I moved two years ago. It took two grueling days and, to add to our stress, Jaxon decided that she would hold out on a bathroom … Continue reading

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Pet Cemetery

I love animals. I’ve had lots of them over the years, and our dog Jaxon is one very special little lady. But every time I travel home to Statesboro, it seems there’s something strange going on with my parents’ animals. … Continue reading

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Coconut Thai Cuisine, Statesboro GA

During our Statesboro visit, we had the pleasure of visiting “Statesboro’s Premier Thai Restaurant” with Eliza’s parents. And while there may not be a lot of competition for that title, this place was awesome. I had soft shell crab, with … Continue reading

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Vandy's, Statesboro GA

We made it to Statesboro just in time for a mid-afternoon lunch at Vandy’s Bar-B-Q. This beloved cinderblock Statesboro institution has been serving up bbq plates (small or large – those are pretty much your only choices) and sweet tea … Continue reading

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Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, Atlanta GA

We are serious coffee snobs. And I am certifiably obsessed. I even brought my own thermos of iced coffee concentrate on the road (which was a brilliant call). I usually delight in bringing visitors to Austin’s Caffe Medici, which serves … Continue reading

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Interlude: This American Life

When you spend the equivalent of a full work week driving, you need some entertainment in the car to keep you sane. Sure you can talk to each other. But after a few hours, you’ve pretty much said what you … Continue reading

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Cakes & Ale, Atlanta GA

At the last minute (partly due to the fact that we forgot about a little thing called time zones), we decided to stop short of Statesboro and visit some peeps in Atlanta. We arrived road weary and hungry. Lucky for … Continue reading

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Pit Stop: The Smokehouse, Greenville AL

Trust in thy iPhone. Many of our recent trips wouldn’t have been the same without the iPhone. For example, Google Maps’ surprisingly detailed and accurate train/subway/walking directions from JFK to Union Square. And the Yelp app, which has been crucial … Continue reading

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