Tuscany Thrills

There are few things that compare to the remarkable week that I spent in Tuscany, Italy.  As you may have noticed, I am a thrill seeker!  I love adventure and discovering new things and new places.  I think the week that I spent in Tuscany offered me more thrills within a short amount of time than any other place that I have ever visited.  If you like adventure, then I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful area of Italy.

Of course, part of Tuscany’s charm is its natural beauty.  Rolling hills, olive groves, crystal-clear water, and old, historic cities provide for an interesting landscape to visit and bask in, as you meander through narrow streets and shop and eat divine dishes.  I did plenty of this type of thing while I was visiting Tuscany.  My brother, who is one of the elite masonry contractors Alexandria has to offer, reminded me of how much work was put into building this city.

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An Adventure in Racing

talladega racetrack

Most of my friends know that I am an adventure seeker.   So, when my friend gave me a NASCAR racing experience for my birthday, he knew it was right up my alley. 

I left Birmingham about 9am to get to Talladega for my 10:30am NASCAR experience.  I think my friend bought this whole package for about $130.00.  I was scheduled to be at Talladega for about 3 hours.

When I arrived, I had to watch a 30-minute video about the track, the cars, and safety guidelines.  After watching the video, I went to the supply area where I was given a jumpsuit, a helmet, and a headset.  While I was putting on all of this gear, I had a feeling of just how dangerous this sport can be, hence the need for all of the equipment.  Once I was ready, I felt good about the safety measures and I was ready to get onto the track.

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Electric Noodling


Several weeks ago, I was searching for the best electrician Birmingham AL has to offer because I was having some serious issues with my electrical outlets.  As I was looking all over the web for a highly reputable company, an ad popped up in the corner of my computer screen that really caught my eye.  It said “Looking for an adrenaline rush?  Love the outdoors?  Contact us to schedule a lesson in Noodling!”  Well you know I had to at least find out what the heck “noodling” is. 

After I went down a big wormhole on the internet, here is what I came up with:  Noodling, I discovered, is the sport of catching catfish with your bare hands.  Yes, I said bare hands!  The “fisherman” doesn’t use a fishing pole, a net, or any bait.  They simply put their hands in a well-known catfish hangout and wait for the catfish to clamp down on their bare skin (or glove-covered skin, at the very least).

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