Who Are We and Why Are We Headed for Shamrock?

We met online in 2005 trying to--what else--lose weight. We've had our ups and downs along the way, but we're not where we want to be. This is our journey to get fit and healthy. We invite you to follow us as we "exercise" our way across the country--track our progress on the map to Shamrock below-- in an effort to each lose 50 pounds by the end of 2009 and adopt a healthier lifestyle along the road.

Where will we go once we reach our goals? The sky's the limit... but we're thinking Greece would be nice.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Welcome to Lizard Lick!!

Unlike Betty Lou, I don't have any large cities to post about just yet. But that won't stop me. My exercise journey to Shamrock, Texas, has brought me to Lizard Lick, North Carolina. I've never actually been IN Lizard Lick, but I have driven past it many times on the highway en route to Raleigh, the state capital.

There's not much to say about Lizard Lick. Here's what I know. It is a small unincorporated community that has its own highway program, a mobile university, and even a tiny TV station -- WLIZ. It keeps company with other "lick" named towns like Big Lick and Lickskillet. In 1998, Nintendo video game company called to say they wanted to use Lizard Lick as a back drop to unveil a new game called "Yoshi's Story". And I know that it has an unusual name.

Many states have towns with funky names, but that is especially true of southern states. So I would like to share with you my Favorite Funky NC Town Names Top Honors Lists, in honor of my journey so far. Enjoy.

Best Food Town Names
  1. Meat Camp
  2. Burgertown
  3. Pumpkin Center
  4. Soda Hill
  5. Chip
Best Foreign/Exotic Wannabe's
  1. Gretna Green
  2. Scotland Neck
  3. Egypt
  4. Vashti
  5. Honolulu
  6. Bahama
Best Animal Names
  1. Bat Cave
  2. Possum Trot
  3. Duck
  4. Cat Square
  5. Tick Bite
Best Whatever Names
  1. Toast
  2. Hairtown
  3. Floral College
  4. Beautancus (pronounced bow-TANK-us)
  5. Hardscrabble
  6. Jugtown
  7. Elf
I love North Carolina!

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