Category Archives: Travel Logs

Description and Pictures from our travels.

Blenko Glass, Milton, West Virginia

October saw our third visit to Blenko Glass in Milton, West Virginia.  The company has been around since 1893 — we are old but haven’t been here that long. Our first visit was while pulling a trailer around the country … Continue reading

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Ron Hinkle, Glassblower

We visited Ron Hinkle’s Buckhannon, West Virginia glass studio shortly after the January 2006 Sago Mine disaster that claimed 12 miners’ lives. Alie talked with the brother of one of the victims and his wife, a friend of the sole … Continue reading

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Sand sculpture follow up.

After my post two weeks ago talking about the 31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship, several people asked about the techniques they used.  One local friend asked if they just scooped sand off the beach – no.  Blogger … Continue reading

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Detouring deliberately

Click on photos to enlarge. Rule seven says to choose a direction rather than a destination.  You should be open to what life offers. Driving from Florida to Pennsylvania, we took extra time in order to arrive refreshed and better … Continue reading

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Sand Sculpting Championship, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Kids, get your buckets ready.  It’s time to make sand castles like you’ve never seen before. Fort Myers Beach, Florida is wide, the sand is soft, the water is shallow, and the town is family friendly. From November 17 to … Continue reading

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Nantahala River, N.C.

The Nantahala River flows through that narrow point of North Carolina that sticks out between Tennesee and Georgia. Nantahala actually shows up on Google Maps although there is not much of a permanent community there. We once took a raft … Continue reading

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Hillside Farms Market

We have friends who have a home in North Carolina with a wonderful view  We love them, we love their view, and we visit whenever we can. Preferring back roads when we head to North Carolina, we frequently pass Hillside … Continue reading

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