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Pepper Place Farmer’s Market

Pepper Place Farmers Market in Birmingham Alabama

What’s Playing? Amos Lee – “Amos Lee” (Listen Here)

There’s something about Farmer’s Markets. I’m not sure what it is. It’s on the tip of my tongue. Maybe it’s the bright colors, the interesting characters rummaging around, the stunningly fresh produce. Or maybe it’s just the homey feel of the whole thing. It’s a salt of the earth gathering– a glimpse back into the agriculturally driven lives of generations past in a day when farmers, especially great ones, are growing few and far between. Whatever the case, it’s a humbling experience.

Friday, I awoke into the glorious splendor that could only be a snow day. If you’re anything like me, upon hearing the words snow day, childhood images rush to mind of awaking to a dreadful day of school only to find out that you actually don’t have to go?! Hallelujah! There must be something to this life after all! Turns out that’s exactly how it feels – except now, ten years later,  it feels even better.

Saturday, with the ground still lightly covered with snow, Brittany and I had the opportunity to meet my mom at the Pepper Place Farmer’s Market in the heart of downtown Birmingham. i hope you can imagine our disappointment as we realized there wasn’t a whole lot there. Granted, it is mid-February so I’m really just glad it was there at all. We did meet a nice man at the market from a neighboring town who was selling a bit of that stunningly fresh produce I was raving about earlier.


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February 15, 2010   1 Comment

Brittany and Chases Big Misadventure

Griffiti in Lima/Amazon Basin in Iquitos, Peru

What’s playing? Dave Rawlings Machine – A Friend of a Friend

So, after weeks of long nights spent tweaking, twiddling, pondering and performing countless other generally creative activities, it’s finally time for my first blog post.  (A little disclaimer: I’m going to skip straight to some content, so if you’d like to know more about who I am and why I’m writing head over to my About Me page.) Now, where were we? Oh, right… my first post.

This summer Brittany and I planned a trip to South America to explore the expanses of Peru. And by planned, I mean decided and left in the short span of, oh, you know, three weeks or so. There was that midnight run from Birmingham to New Orleans to pick up our passports short on notice and on sleep, purchasing plane tickets, arranging virtually no travel plans, and departing for Lima with hostel reservations for the first four nights of our trip… [Read more →]

February 9, 2010   1 Comment

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