Colorful New England

We’ve been driving all over the Granite State and the Green Mountain State, and all the while, I’ve put a good bit of thought into why New Englanders seem to celebrate fall way more enthusiastically than we do. Here is my theory: I think that it is because it is just so darn pretty here…

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Kissing Bridges and Romantic Structures

“If I were to pray, I would pray that the bridges be spared the attention of engineers and arsonists—equal dangers with very little difference.”                                                              …

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Return of the Pumpkin People

We really must give credit where credit is due. Our neighbors to the north, the fine folks of New England, do autumn much better than we do. I assume that it is because the fall foliage is so much more spectacular there. Plus, the air gets fresher and cooler and all that really sets the…

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OBX

The last time (and only time) I have visited the Outer Banks before this week, I was probably at the ripe old age of seven. Age nine max. It was a family trip with my parents and brothers and we met up with an aunt, an uncle, and a couple of cousins. The house in…

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The Maine Event

Our family summer adventure in Maine is over. Mount Desert Island was a perfect destination. There is much to see and do. Outdoor activities ruled the week and the weather was wonderful for hiking, picnicking, cruising on the water, stargazing, and just relaxing. The lobsters of the area took a serious hit, but I think…

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Fjord or fjard?

I have heard it said many times that Somes Sound is the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. These days, most people think it’s just a fjard because it comes up a few characteristics short to be classified as a fjord. Nonetheless, it is a large, deep body of water and…

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Mr. Rockefeller’s Carriage Roads

                                                        “. . . I have built paths and roads almost since childhood . . .” ~~ John D. Rockefeller, Jr.   John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began traveling with his…

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I Need a Hero

Remember that song? I don’t recall who sang it, but let me tell you, the title would be incredibly apropos of Andersonville. Camp Sumter, the official name, was nothing short of hell on earth. But, let’s be clear here: no doubt, it was a terrible, awful stain on the Confederate States of America (CSA), but…

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Unfinished

Fresh from Hyde Park, the Hudson Valley, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Springwood estate there, we felt the time was right to drive to Warm Springs, Georgia to see his Little White House. It isn’t like it is on the way to anywhere, so the trip wasn’t going to happen spontaneously as if, one day…

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Empire State Wrap Up

We don’t completely understand it, but as much as we love to travel to the far reaches of the globe, so often, the places that we find most interesting are right here under the flag of the United States. This adventure in New York is no exception. We are preparing to head home tonight, but…

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