Category Archives: Travel Logs

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A Blue Hawaii on Kauai

Elvis Presley’s film Blue Hawaii was filmed at the Coco Palms Resort on the island of Kauaʻi.  The resort, built in 1953 on the site of an 1896 coconut plantation, was managed by Grace Buscher. Buscher made the resort a … Continue reading

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Begin with United States National Parks, Part One

I recently read a post by a well-traveled foreign blogger who referred the the United States as ecologically “dead.”  He had visited the U.S. — Miami, New York and Los Angeles — and somehow thought he had seen the United … Continue reading

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Cardboard Boat Regatta, Cape Coral, Florida

Looking back while moving forward – As I winnow out a bunch of old photographs, here is a look back. Among pandemic’s victims is Cape Coral’s annual Cardboard Boat Regatta which had been scheduled in April; it would have been … Continue reading

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Gila Cliff Dwellings, National Monument, New Mexico

Looking back while moving forward.  As I winnow out a bunch of old photographs, here is a look back. We spent about three weeks wandering around southern New Mexico in 2005 creating many great memories.  As I write this, travel … Continue reading

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Watching the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope

As I winnow out a bunch of old photographs, here is a look back. Today, 24 April 2020, is the thirtieth anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Two fortunate circumstances intersected in April 1990 to give Alie … Continue reading

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Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Many people have written about the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.  This post is a suggestion if you decide to visit that memorial or see one of the traveling copies. The most recent statistics say seventy one percent of … Continue reading

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Pet Casket Factory: Gladstone, Michigan

Looking back while moving forward – we are in a period of transition and we are unlikely to travel for a while.  Given the pandemic, that is probably a good thing. As I winnow out a bunch of old photographs, … Continue reading

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