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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The Roosevelts of Hyde Park

Monday morning’s predawn thunderstorms jolted us awake and sent us burrowing a little deeper under the covers, yet all the while, we were thanking the heavens that sent the cacophony to Hyde Park for also providing shelter from the sound and fury. The light of dawn seems to come earlier here, and the morning light…

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A Day on the Mighty Hudson

The Savannah River has always coursed its way through my life. It was there when I was growing up in Aiken and I again find myself near its banks, so having a river as a part of my life is not at all odd to me. I love being close to water. Mudlarking along the…

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Garden Art

                                 “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.”   ~~W.B. Yeats, “The Lake of Innisfree” (1888)   We arose Saturday morning and went to Innisfree. We went to the one in Millbrook, New York. It was highly recommended…

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Wonderful Wine Country

I cannot begin to describe how fabulous it feels to be on the loose again after the year of the pandemic. We are wrapping up an unforgettable week in California’s incredible wine country where we spent four glorious days enjoying all that the region has to offer. We savored every minute of the food and…

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Santa Fe and the Secret City

The needle on the fun-meter of this trip shot way up as we headed south from Taos the other day. Just the sight of Taos in the rear view mirror made us smile. Our first stop was at Los Alamos, New Mexico to see the site of the Manhattan Project’s secret city. The Manhattan Project…

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Touring Taos

My momma always told me that if I couldn’t say something nice, I shouldn’t say anything at all. Sorry to disappoint, but I just have to say this: Move along, folks. There’s nothing to see here. We are winding up a two night stay in Taos, New Mexico, and, to be completely honest with you,…

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The Wit and Wisdom of Walt

       “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”   ~~~Walt Disney   Being five years old is kinda cool in our family. It’s a pretty big deal. Several things happen without fail. For one thing, you get your portrait painted before those baby teeth start falling out. Secondly,…

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