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Mrs. B’s Home Cooking…

THE REAL DEAL. We’ve had some pretty good meals since we left San Diego more than four years ago. But for the real-deal Southern home-cooked fare, our lunch today at Mrs. B’s was far and away the best. We happened on it by chance. Driving to Starbucks we decided we were hungry and Florence found … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving…

THANKSGIVING, 2016. This Thanksgiving Day I am grateful more than ever before during my lifetime! I am thankful for my wife, my health and for friends at my side and many others who prayed for me and offered their support last year at this time. Because last year at Thanksgiving, I lay in the intensive … Continue reading »

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Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow…

NOVEMBER 11, 2016 VETERANS DAY WEEKEND. What better way to celebrate Veterans Day Weekend than to attend the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The show celebrates not only the holiday weekend, but the 70th Anniversary of the Blue Angels team as well.

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Not your average Joe…

IT’S THE PEOPLE. It’s the people I meet on our Great American Adventure. They are the ones who make our Journey special. The places and parks and cities and attractions are way fun. But it’s the people I want to meet. Here’s Joe Zeller, a retired Veteran of World War II.  Still a “regular guy” at … Continue reading »

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Saying goodbye to the Blues…

NAVAL AIR STATION, PENSACOLA.  Naval Air Station, Pensacola is the only game in town. As employer and as home-away-from home to countless sailors of all ages, both enlisted men and officers, the United States Navy dominates the scene. It’s what the town of Pensacola is all about. And the real star of the show is … Continue reading »

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Another interesting person…

ANOTHER INTERESTING PERSON. I met a guy this morning who’s definitely “a person of interest.”  As those of you who subscribe to my blog already know, I’m as interested in meeting people on our Journey as I am in seeing the sights through our commercial bus size windshield. I wouldn’t trade our visit to the red rocks … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Weekend…

May 30, 2016      MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States. A federal mandate years ago set the observance on the last Monday of May, creating a long weekend for most Americans. Since it’s also the traditional … Continue reading »

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Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola…

Pensacola, Florida. April 18, 2016 A “MUST SEE” ATTRACTION. If your travels ever take you even close to the Florida panhandle, you simply must find time to visit the Naval Aviation Museum, located on base at Pensacola Naval Air Station.  As I’ve told you in the past, lots of museums leave me flat…but not this one! … Continue reading »

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George Bush (41) Presidential Library…

APRIL 1, 2015. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS.  GEORGE BUSH 41. George Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States “a kinder and gentler nation.” In his inaugural address he pledged in “a moment rich with promise” to use American strength as … Continue reading »

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Veterans Day, 2014…

NOVEMBER 11, 2014

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National Museum of the Pacific War…

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS. This was our second day-trip to Fredericksburg, located just 25 miles east of our winter home in Kerrville. Today we returned to visit the National Museum of the Pacific War. It is a prominent nationally significant institution, despite its location in the little rural Texas town of Fredericksburg.  The museum … Continue reading »

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Colorado Springs, Colorado…

OCTOBER 1, 2014. A TOUGH DRIVE TODAY. Today we drove down Interstate 25 from Cheyenne, Wyoming to just outside Colorado Springs. Quite a drive it was. The weather was beautiful as we began the trip, but by the time we reached Denver the wind was blowing harder than I’ve ever experienced while driving. I’d have … Continue reading »

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Sandpoint’s Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center…

AUGUST 28, 2014. NEAR SANDPOINT, IDAHO. THIS IS NO ORDINARY MUSEUM. And it has nothing to do with flying animals or aviaries. Rather, the museum memorializes the life, times and accomplishments of Dr. Forrest Bird, currently 93 years of age, who personally welcomed us to the large hanger where many of the collections are displayed. … Continue reading »

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