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Have you visited Blue Jacket’s Town?
Do you know who Blue Jacket was? I suspect not. Most people, even in Ohio where it is located, have never even heard of it. I imagine locals might guess it is where there are a lot of Blue Jackets … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged American History, Bellefontaine, Book Review, First Americans, Travel 14 Comments
But is he an artist?
Curators, critics and collegians declare they know the difference between an artist and an illustrator. Often it is clear, but I am not always so sure. For decades, they described Norman Rockwell as only an illustrator. As I walked through … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Art, Ohio, Travel 8 Comments
Gingerbread House Competition
When we lived in Florida, we watched on TV the Grove Park Inn gingerbread house contest which takes place each year at the inn of the same name in Asheville, North Carolina. It brings in fantastic artists from all over … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Christmas, Columbus, Franklin Park Botanical Gardens and Conservatory, Ohio, Travel 7 Comments
A beautiful memorial that brings tears to your eyes: The National Flight 93 Memorial
After a busy weekend at my reunion in Hershey, I was weary as we set out for home. I was also tired of fighting the trucks and construction on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. So, we got off at the Breezewood exit … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged 9-11 attacks, Pennsylvania, Travel 12 Comments
Topiary Park and an unexpected surprise
We suddenly had some free time on a warm sunny day and decided to visit Topiary Park in Columbus. I had read about the park before, but what we also saw there came as a pleasant surprise. If you would … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Columbus, Education, Helping poor children, Ohio, Private educataion, Travel 13 Comments
Glass Pumpkin Festival, Laurelville, Ohio
We didn’t meet Jack Pine, but I believe he is truly an artist. We have seen glass pumpkins in Corning, New York, and we own one from the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, but Pine’s are more … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Glassblowing, Ohio, Travel 6 Comments
We are back [sort of]
As I mentioned in my most recent post back in May, health issues have prevented us from traveling for almost a year now. But early this month we were able to make a short overnight trip to a memorial service … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Fairs, Travel 16 Comments
Our first backroads adventure: Zion, the finale.
We did not know it then, but 1997 was a great time to visit Zion National Park. We were able to drive into the park. It was not crowded on the trails, and at points, we were even able to … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Arizona, National Parks, Photography, Travel, Utah, Zion National Park 20 Comments
Our first backroads adventure, part eight: the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
As we were still gainfully employed and our vacation time was limited, we moved quickly on from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab, then through the beautiful high meadows of the Kaibab Forest to the North Rim of the Grand … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park, National Parks, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Travel 8 Comments
Our first backroads adventure, part seven: Bryce Canyon.
For the most part, the remainder of our trip was on main roads, but often the “main roads” were two-lane paved roads that would be considered back roads in most of the country. For instance, Utah 12 from Capitol Reef … Continue reading
Posted in Travel Logs Tagged Bryce Canyon National Park, Hoodoos, National Parks, Travel 10 Comments