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The U.S. road network is less than one hundred years old.

Click on photos to enlarge. We strongly advocate driving across the U.S. sometime.  So much is missed travelling only by plane.  But imagine if there were no paved roads. The modern American road system is less than one hundred years … Continue reading

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Memories of Hawaii

We have wonderful memories of Hawaii. We first visited O’ahu in 1970.  I was a soldier in Vietnam.   It was late in an unpopular war.  Unlike today, many people did not “respect” soldiers.  Some even insulted those who chose not … Continue reading

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Swamp Buggy Races, Naples, Florida

Click on photos to enlarge. Collier County, Florida has the highest per capital income in the state.  The 2017 Forbes billionaires list includes five people from Naples.  Forbes doesn’t list the top redneck events  but if they were to do so, Naples … Continue reading

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The “cave” under the Lincoln Memorial: Washington, D.C.

There is a “cavern” under the Lincoln Memorial.  It once had stalactites; it may still have them. The Lincoln Memorial means so much. For American history buffs, Lincoln was truly a giant among men, perhaps the only man who could have … Continue reading

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Why would you write about a pottery store? Punta Gorda, Florida

Some retail outlets are so unusual and successful they become tourist attractions.  Wall Drug in South Dakota comes immediately to mind.  But one is much closer to us: Pottery Express and Bamboo Farm in Punta Gorda, Florida.  As the name … Continue reading

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On the edge of the swamp: Everglades City, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565, is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States.  Nonetheless, portions of Florida were still wilderness into the twentieth century. In 1912, C. G. McKinney, a  Chokoloskee island store owner, wrote complaining that … Continue reading

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The Bear’s Ears: Utah

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke visited the Bear’s Ears in Utah this week as part of a review of National Monuments. President Obama declared the area a National Monument despite the opposition of the Utah Congressional delegation and many … Continue reading

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