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Lake Placid, Florida

Every now and then, I am amazed at the difference one person can make.  In the case of Lake Placid, Florida, it was one couple. This little town of just over two thousand people lies on a ridge that runs … Continue reading

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San Juan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist is the English translation.   It shows up on maps as San Juan Cathedral and is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere [the oldest is in the Dominican Republic].  Built … Continue reading

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Wandering in San Juan

It is a luxury to just wander without a destination, without a plan.  Few people care to do it.  But I wandered for about four hours in San Juan before stopping at a tourist office to get a map.  It’s … Continue reading

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Walking beneath the walls of old San Juan

Arriving early in San Juan, Puerto Rico with no plan in mind, I  went to get a map from tourism office but it wasn’t open.  So I walked across the street where the old wall that once surrounded Old San … Continue reading

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Keith Goodson, mural painter: Lake Placid, Florida

Click on photos to enlarge. Sometimes our most interesting experiences are unexpected ones, the ones we stumble upon, the surprises. Lake Placid is an interesting town.  That is true whether you are in the New York Adirondacks [site of the … Continue reading

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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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