I love hot peppers, they no longer like me so well, I still love hot peppers! Right now I’m a photographer, we all got to be something right? And I’m trying to win a $10,000 Travel Contest so I can fund my dream of taking this concept of the Backroad Blogger further, faster. I’m fascinated by the character of off the beaten path places, those that have gotten bypassed as the interstate system developed. Heck, a lot of two lane roads have been widened to four and now bypass great little towns. I love finding out about great little restaurants that have managed to survive this new urbanism for lack of a better term. Places like Ridgewood Barbecue in Bluff City, TN that I can’t believe took me 10 years to discover in my travels around the western NC /TN mountains.
I also have a real feeling for the loss of great old buildings, theaters, etc. that seems to be disappearing at a faster and faster pace. Perhaps I can play a small part in helping people recognize the historical and cultural value of these places through my travels and photography.
Thanks for checking in on my journey! Ken