Hank Bonecutter is a retired broadcaster and media consultant based in Clarksville, Tennessee. His career includes stints at WKDA/WKDF and WKQB Rock 106FM, WLAC-AM in Nashville.
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Orange Beach, AL – The week I had planned to travel to Texas to see some friends, turned into a chance to cover a world class event. Weather prevented me from heading west, so I went south, to an area I frequent on vacation every year, Orange Beach Alabama. It was here that the World Food Championships were being held, and I had to check it out.
In my previous posts, I shared the structure of the event and how the best chefs in the world descend on this event to see just who is the best.
Orange Beach, AL – When I arrived at the World Food Championships, I had no idea what this was all about. I had to “bone up” on the sport of competitive cooking so I could cover it properly.
I’ve covered everything from baseball to golf, football to basketball, but I’ve never been up close and personal with this type of event, and let me just say..
It. Is. Awesome!
Orange Beach, AL – The World Food Championships have begun in Orange Beach Alabama, a popular vacation destination for Middle Tennesseans. The Championships will highlight some of the most iconic cuisines from around the globe.
The location of this year’s event, the fifth in a row with two more years to come, is happening at The Wharf on Canal Road, a popular restaurant and retail development with condominiums and entertainment venues.
Tupelo, MS – The Natchez Trace, also known as “Old Natchez Trace,” is a 440 historic forest trail that links the Cumberland River, Tennessee River and Mississippi River. The trail was used by Native Americans and later, by European and American Explorers.
Today, the Natchez Trace Parkway and bridge, commemorates the path used by early explorers.
It’s a recreational favorite among bikers, bicyclists, hikers, campers, boaters and just about anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, surrounded by incredible history.
Eminence, MO – Today was my last full day of riding through this part of the country. It’s been quite an experience, and I’ve learned so much about the people and the region.
I started the day as usual with a hot cup of coffee, and some morning chatter with the locals. The buzz this morning was about this weekend’s big trail ride, bringing loads of horses and their riders. The rooms are all booked, the cabins are taken, and Eminence, Missouri will be covered with visitors.
They’ll have a big time.
Eminence, MO – After a great night’s sleep along the Jack’s Fork River, I rolled out of bed to a beautiful sunrise and a calm breeze coming off the water.
I needed coffee, so it was off the Margie’s Restaurant in the middle of town. I was greeted by a handful of locals who were all abuzz about, what else, politics.
It was a Trump crowd.
I had the morning special which was two eggs over easy, sausage and biscuits and glorious cups of coffee. After chatting it up with the waitress about where some good roads would be to ride, I was off to saddle up.
Eminence, MO – I have landed in the Ozarks, in a little town called Eminence, Missouri. This area is known for it’s tourism bringing thousands of visitors per year to take part in river excursions, horse trial rides, and beautiful mountain road for the avid biker.
That’s why I’m here.
I’ve landed at the River’s Edge Resort that sits on the Jack’s Fork of the Current River. It’s breath-taking. My quarters are in a rustic old motel that fronts the river, wth a balcony that stares out at the beautiful trees and the flowing waters of the river.
Clarksville, TN – The River’s Edge Resort is located in the town of Eminence Missouri, population, 600. It boasts some of the country’s most beautiful landscape and waterways.
With 1/4 mile access to the Jack’s Fork of the Current River, visitors are treated to some of the finest in outdoor recreation. Canoeing, paddling, rafting, fishing, golf, hiking, swimming and most importantly, for me anyway, motorcycle trails.
That’s why I’m here.
Clarksville, TN – If you know me, you know I’ve recently bought a motorcycle. Late last year I became the proud owner of a Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special.
IT. IS. AWESOME!
Now, if you’re a biker, you know how I feel, if you’re not, then don’t wait any longer to answer the call of the open road. You only live once so don’t put it off. If you’ve wanted it, go get it. You won’t regret it.
Clarksville, TN – Today, I paid my final respects to the one man who had the most influence on me and my career. To the man who took a chance on me, who believed in me, who showed me what it was like to be great.
Today I said farewell to Charlie Malone.
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