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It is all in the marketing: Helen, Georgia

Our wanderings across the country have taken us to some pretty sad towns: towns where the mill closed, where the mine played out, where there are no more jobs.  In the early 1960s, Helen, Georgia was such a town.  Jobs … Continue reading

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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum: Sanibel Island

Click on photos to enlarge. Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Florida together are shaped like a hook or perhaps an Alpine horn,  ideally positioned to catch Gulf of Mexico currents and waves.  As a result, over 200 species of shells … Continue reading

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Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach, California

Our cruise returned to Los Angele early in the morning, but our plane home did not leave until much later.  We made a short visit to Long Beach.  Without much time, we chose to only visit the Aquarium of the … Continue reading

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Our last port in the South Pacific: Moorea, French Polynesia

Our final port in April was Moorea.  While it isn’t the mythical Bali Hai from South Pacific, Moorea is certainly beautiful and exotic enough to be so.  Close enough to Tahiti that residents can commute to Papeete [last week’s post], … Continue reading

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Flowering Tahiti

While I was on a zodiac in Kauai, Alie and Michelle visited a garden and loved it.  I enjoy gardens, but that would not be my first choice.  All three were on a tour in Tahiti, however, that took us … Continue reading

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Papeete was quite different from other South Sea ports we visited in April.  The hills surrounding the busy port were filled with multi-story condos and apartments.  The waterfront had an elaborate park.  Behind it was heavy traffic. We took a … Continue reading

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia: Honeymoons and exotic dreams

Bora Bora calls out to people’s imaginations.  High peaks of dormant volcanoes reach down to white sand beaches surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, a coral reef and small islands, known to the Polynesians as motu. Over-the-water bungalows attract honeymooners and … Continue reading

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