Urban Hiking Ep-15 Marathon Village Nashville – Must see destination in Nashville!

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In Urban Hiking Ep-15 Marathon Village Nashville – Must see destination in Nashville!, on allthingstonj, we travel to Nashville for lunch and more…

As the title Implies, Marathon Village is located in Nashville, Tennessee. As per their website, here is what Marathon Village is all about – A creative community of unique retail, business, entertainment and more in Nashville, Tennessee.

One of the more notable stores in Marathon Village in Nashville Tennessee is Antique Archeology home of the American Pickers, who are known for their show on the History Channel.

There are several places to eat in Marathon Village and I’m sure all are fantastic. While at Marathon Village, Nashville Tennessee we chose to eat at The Southern Engine Deli which had a killer Italian Sub!

Marathon Village in Nashville Tennessee is a stop on many of the popular Nashville Bus Tours and allow you to disembark for a set amount of time to enjoy what Marathon Village has to offer.

According to the Marathon Village website here is how it came to be: Marathon Village is a neighborhood born out of the buildings that once housed Marathon Motor Works (1910-1914). The company started in Jackson, Tennessee in 1907. It was the first factory to totally manufacture automobiles in the southern United States and the only one to do so until General Motors made the Saturn in 1990.

Throughout Marathon Village you will still find all the tool and dye artifacts from the original Marathon Motor Works factory.

Urban Hiking Ep-15 Marathon Village Nashville – Must see destination in Nashville!, was one of my favorite micro-adventures on allthingstonyj!

If you’re ever in Nashville Tennessee, then the Marathon Village is a must see destination!

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Rural Exploration Ep-5 – Somewhere near Leiper’s Fork and Franklin, TN.

In Rural Exploration Ep-5 – Somewhere near Leiper’s Fork and Franklin TN. I go rural exploring for abandoned barns, building, homes and more near Leiper’s Fork TN, Franklin TN. and Thompson’s Station TN.

Leiper’s Fork and Franklin TN. provide awesome rural exploration areas to find abandoned barns, building, homes, and more in abundance.

Leiper’s Fork and Franklin TN. are located in Tennessee amidst beautiful rolling hills, hollers and pasture land.

Rural Exploration is the exploration of man made structures that are abandoned or rarely seen by most. It’s sometimes referred to as rurex – a combination of Rural and Exploration.

Rurex or Rural Exploration, is the counterpart to Urbanex or urban exploration, but in rurex or Rural exploration, the exploration is done in the country or rural areas of the United States.

In this micro-adventure – Rural Exploration Ep-5 – Somewhere near Leiper’s Fork and Franklin, TN., the highlight is a beautifully painted fence with sunflowers! When you go rural exploring you never know what you’re liable to find which makes if fun for any afternoon adventure.

Leiper’s Fork and Franklin TN. has an abundance of things to explore that very few people will ever see.

Even if you don’t live near Leiper’s Fork or Franklin TN. you can find a rural areas near you to go exploring and create your own micro-adventure with your family or go solo!

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Destin in a Day – Ep 4 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, for Shrimp – Dewey Destin’s and HarborWalk!

Destin in a Day – Ep 4 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, for Shrimp – Dewey Destin’s and Harborwalk! , we continue our adventure in Destin Florida but focus on both Dewey Destin’s restaurant on the bay and HarborWalk Village located in the Destin Harbor!

In this epic adventure series we will travel 771 miles in one day and back home, in one 1 day, just to eat shrimp at our favorite place in Destin, Florida, Pompano Joe’s. In today’s adventure we’ll focus on Dewey Destin’s and HarborWalk Village, all in Destin Florida.

Dewey Destin’s offers two locations, one at the Destin Harbor and the other on the bay. We prefer Dewey Destin’s on the bay. Dewey Destin’s, in Destin Florida offers wonderful outdoor seating that seats you over the water on the docks! There is SOME indoor seating at Dewey Destin’s on the bay but it’s limited.

We found ourselves at Dewey Destin’s on the bay in Destin, Florida after visiting Baytowne Wharf earlier that day. My favorite pick is Dewey Destin’s scallops! That are fantastic!

After eating at Dewey Destin’s we found ourselves walking around HarborWalk Village in the Destin Harbor. HarborWalk Village is less than a mile from Dewey Destin’s, which makes it a great place to walk off the wonderful meal.

HarborWalk Village is a very trendy part of Destin Florida which you’ll see in today’s epic adventure – Destin in a Day – Ep 4 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, for Shrimp – Dewey Destin’s and Harborwalk!

HarborWalk Village is home to 2 of Destin’s favorite restaurants – Margaritaville and AJ’s seafood restaurant. HarborWalk Village offers a ton of small shopping opportunities as well.

Want to rent a pontoon, jet ski, book a deep sea charter, snorkeling tour, or anything else water related? Then HarborWalk Village is your one-stop location for all this and more. It’s also one of the closest pontoon rental locations to Destin’s Crab Island! All can be found at Boogie’s Watersports

Want a beautiful and convenient place to stay? Then try the beautiful Emerald Grande! It too is found at HarborWalk Village in Destin Florida!

So, if you’re ever in the Destin Florida area, Dewey Destin’s restaurant and HarborWalk Village are must stop destinations!

Don’t forget to watch the other 3 videos in this series – Destin in a Day – Ep 4 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, for Shrimp!

In this series we cover Pompano Joe’s, Seaside, Baytowne Wharf, Dewey Destin’s and HarborWalk Village!

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Destin in a Day – Ep 3 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Eat Shrimp and visit Baytowne Wharf!

In Destin in a Day – Ep 2 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Eat Shrimp and visit Baytowne Wharf, we continue our adventure in Destin Florida but focus on Baytowne Wharf.

In this epic adventure we will travel 771 miles in one day and back home just to eat shrimp at our favorite place in Destin, Florida, Pompano Joe’s.

But after that, we will travel to the beautiful Baytowne Wharf. Baytown Wharf is full of shops and restaurants and is a must see when visiting the Destin, Florida area.

Baytowne Wharf has many eating options that range in price but typically is what you’d expect for seafood in a trendy area like Baytowne Wharf. The restaurants in Baytowne Wharf vary from quick eats to serious sit down fare. Baytowne Wharf food varies from hamburgers, pizza etc… to serious seafood.

The nightlife at Baytowne Wharf seems to be fantastic. The neon lights cover the place and live band music can be heard everywhere in Baytowne Wharf.

So I hope you enjoy Destin in a Day – Ep 3 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Eat Shrimp and visit Baytowne Wharf.

Again, if you’re ever in the Destin, Florida area then Baytowne Wharf is a must see destination.

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Destin in a Day – Ep 2 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Eat Shrimp and visit Seaside, FL.

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In this micro-adventure I drive to Destin in a Day – Ep 2 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Eat Shrimp and visit Seaside, FL. 771 round trip miles, in 1 day, to Seaside FL.? That’s right, 771 round trip miles, in one day, for my favorite shrimp at Pompano Joe’s as they have the best Coconut Shrimp around. Then we’re off to beautiful Seaside, FL. to walk off our meal! Over the years we have explored other nearby places and found the jewel of Seaside, FL. Seaside, FL. is a bustling little town full of food trucks, boutiques, shops and more. According to sowal.com Seaside, FL. started this way – The idea of Seaside started with the notion of reviving Northwest Florida’s building tradition, which had produced wood-frame cottages so well adapted to the climate that they enhanced the sensual pleasure of life by the sea. Cottages accommodated generations of family members, and kids got to sleep on the porch. These cottages had deep roof overhangs, ample windows, and cross ventilation in all rooms. They were built of wood and other time-tested materials and with reasonable maintenance, could last several generations. So how did this micro-adventure begin to Seaside, FL.? This micro-adventure to Destin, Florida, began on a Thursday night with me wanting coconut shrimp from Pompano Joe’s, in Destin Florida. So, on Friday we left the house at 6am. and wouldn’t return from Destin until 1am. 771 round trip miles in one day to eat coconut shrimp and it was awesome! While in Destin, Florida, on this micro-adventure on allthingstonyj we also visited Seaside, FL., Baytowne Wharf, Dewey Destin’s Restaurant on the Bay and harborwalk village. All in the Destin, Florida, area. Seaside FL. is now a must visit vacation destination while in the Destin Florida area! You may not be willing to drive this far to eat Coconut Shrimp at Pompano Joe’s in Destin, Florida but after watching – Destin in a Day – Ep 2 – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Eat Shrimp and visit Seaside, FL. – you may change your mind! Yup, Destin, Florida, Destin Florida for Coconut Shrimp then to Seaside, FL.!

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Destin in a Day – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Pompano Joe’s for Coconut Shrimp!

In this micro-adventure I drive to Destin in a Day – 771 miles round trip, in 1 day, to Pompano Joe’s for Coconut Shrimp!

That’s right, 771 round trip miles, in one day, for my favorite shrimp at Pompano Joe’s as they have the best Coconut Shrimp around.

Pompano Joe’s and Dewey Destin’s on the Bay in Destin, Florida have been our long time favorite restaurants for years.

This micro-adventure to Destin, Florida, began on a Thursday night with me wanting coconut shrimp from Pompano Joe’s, in Destin Florida. So, on Friday we left the house at 6am. and wouldn’t return from Destin until 1am. 771 round trip miles in one day to eat coconut shrimp and it was awesome!

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Urban Hiking Leiper’s Fork,Tn. – Harley’s, Dogs and BBQ!

Today’s micro-adventure – Urban Hiking Ep-14 Leiper’s Fork, Tn – Harley’s, Dogs and BBQ was a one day trip of epic proportion!

Leiper’s Fork, Tn. is an awesome small town full of character and quaint shops that offer something for everyone. Leiper’s Fork, Tn. was alive and well with people everywhere the day I decided to go Urban Hiking there.

The day I chose to go urban hiking in Leiper’s Fork, Tn. there were an abundance of Harley’s, dogs and BBQ. Very dog friendly town and Leiper’s Fork, Tn. is a favorite destination for weekly Harley motorcycle rides. Even the shops seem to be dog friendly in Leiper’s Fork, Tn.

The local favorite for BBQ in Leiper’s Fork, Tn. hands down is Puckett’s BBQ. They even offer outside seating and plenty of it.

Leiper’s Fork, Tn. is a must stop for Urban Hiking if you’re within an hours drive!

The name Leiper’s Fork is from a stream that runs through the town.

I will be returning to Leiper’s Fork Tn. to go urban hiking in the future, why? Harley’s, dogs and BBQ.

Urban hiking in Leiper’s Fork, Tn. – Harley’s, Dogs and BBQ! Leiper’s Fork, Tn.

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Urban Hiking Thompson’s Station Tennessee!

In this Urban Hiking micro-adventure I travel to Thompson’s Station Tennessee

Per Wikipedia – “Thompson’s Station Tennessee is a town in Williamson County, Tennessee. The population was 2,194 at the 2010 Census, and was estimated 6,567 in 2019. Several locations in Thompson’s Station listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places include the Jacob Critz House and the Thomas L. Critz House, Thompson’s Station Bank, John Neely House, James P. Johnson House, Homestead Manor and James Giddens House.

The first settlers arrived in what is now Thompson’s Station Tennessee in the late 18th century. The community was originally known as “White House,” but changed its name to “Littlebury” in 1836.[1] After the arrival of the railroad in 1855, Dr. Elijah Thompson donated land for a town and train station, and the community was thus renamed for him.[1]

On March 5, 1863, during the Civil War, the Battle of Thompson’s Station Tennessee was fought, with Confederate forces led by General Earl Van Dorn defeating Union forces under Colonel John Coburn.[1] “

If you ever near Thompson’s Station Tennessee it’s worth a visit. While Thompson’s Station Tennessee is small I hear the the Circa Restaurant is excellent.

Then there is also the Tennessee Equine Hospital in Thompson’s Station Tennessee where you can see the horses but don’t touch!

And if you’re into hiking Thompson’s Station Tennessee has several trails to choose from.

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Rural Exploration – Abandoned off Hwy 99

Today’s micro-adventure is all about rural exploration of abandoned stuff, abandoned homes, abandoned barns, and more, just off Hwy 99 in Limestone County, Alabama. In today’s episode of rural exploration I go in search of abandoned barns, abandoned homes and more in rural areas of North Alabama.
Rural Exploration is the exploration of man made structures that are abandoned or rarely seen by most. It’s sometimes referred to as rurex – a combination of Rural and Exploration.
Rurex or Rural Exploration, is the counterpart to Urbanex or urban exploration, but in rurex or Rural exploration, the exploration is done in the country or rural areas of the United States.
The highlight of today’s rurex or rural exploration is a grist mill on highway 99 in Limestone County in North Alabama, near Athens, Alabama.
Rurex, rural exploration, rural ex, no matter what you call it, it’s always a great micro-adventure anyone can do.
So load up the car and go on a Rural Exploration or rurex adventure of your own!

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Rural Exploration – Abandoned Stuff in Paint Rock Valley!

In this rural exploration micro-adventure I explore abandoned barns, homes and more in Paint Rock Valley, Alabama!
There are so many abandoned homes, barns and homesteads to explore in rural America that many will never see. It’s rural art and photography at it’s best. As I explore these areas I also hope to provide a way for others to see rural America.
When doing rural exploration I always wonder that that abandoned, home, barn or farm once looked like on it’s best day. It was probably the pride and joy for someone, only to now be abandoned with it’s best days left behind.
Paint Rock is a town in Jackson County, Alabama that sits alongside the Paint Rock River. According to Wikipedia – Paint Rock was settled in the 1820s, and was initially known as “Camden.” A post office was established in 1836, and a railroad depot was constructed in 1856. The name was changed from Camden to “Paint Rock” in 1876.

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