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Big things for Casey, Illinois

Signs in Casey proclaim “Big Things In A Small Town.”  Pronounced “kay zee,” it is another place like Helen, Georgia and Columbus, Indiana, where people acted to transform their hometown. A farming community, Casey struck oil in the early 1900s … Continue reading

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2018

Fellow Red Cross volunteer Dave Bobel became a hot air balloon pilot in 1973 when there were only four other licensed pilots in Indiana.  This was Dave’s 39th year flying at the Balloon Fiesta [started 47 years ago] in Albuquerque, … Continue reading

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Columbus, Indiana: a small town transformed.

Our blog page Sights Listed by State needs updated when we get home to add new information and correct some errors.  But we found it useful on our fall 2018 trip.  It took us to Yellow Springs, Ohio which I … Continue reading

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Columbus Museum of Art: Columbus, Ohio

I enjoy visiting small art museums across the country to see what surprises they have in store.  Alie indulges me. The Columbus Museum of Art is not a large collection, but it has some nice works including many from George … Continue reading

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Transylvania University: Yes, the mascot is a bat.

We were disappointed approaching Lexington, Kentucky from the south.  After the horse farms, there was just a wide congested highway leading into a bunch of architecturally unremarkable skyscrapers.  The streets were unfriendly canyons.  But just a few blocks further, we … Continue reading

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Horse farms in Lexington, Kentucky

We felt obligated to visit a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky. I once saw Tom Rolfe win a race at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, but it wasn’t his Preakness victory, and Alie and I are not horse racing fans.  But … Continue reading

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Pleasant Hill, Kentucky – “Whole lota Shakin’ Goin’ On”

“A cult is a cult is a cult no matter how benign,” said Alie.  We were visiting Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, the largest restored Shaker community, and the “shakin’” wasn’t what Jerry Lee Lewis had in mind. Mother Ann Lee, … Continue reading

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