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Kennedy Space Center…

WE TOOK A TOUR BUS. From Orlando, it’s just over an hour’s drive to the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, adjacent to Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic Ocean. We left “home” early with our friends Ben and Suzanne and arrived at KSC on schedule in about an hour. The Space Center is huge, with lots … Continue reading »

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Bok Tower Gardens and Pinewood Estate…

A GOOD DAY FOR A PICNIC. Yesterday would have been a good day for a picnic in central Florida. The skies were clear and a gentle breeze softened the upper 70’s temperature in the afternoon. The problem is that we hadn’t thought about a picnic when we began a drive down Highway 27…we were just “looking … Continue reading »

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Lunch, dinner and a movie…

JULY 27, 2016 NEW FRIENDS. We continue to be blessed with new friends. With opportunities to meet fellow travelers whose stories are very different from our own. Opportunities to be with them and watch them perform. Opportunities never have had if Florence and I hadn’t taken a risk and embarked on our Great American Adventure a … Continue reading »

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Mobile Carnival Museum…

  ABOUT AN HOUR’S DRIVE FROM PENSACOLA. Since arriving in the southern states, we’ve both wanted to see the Carnival Museum in Mobile. Fun for the entire family, like the Aviation Museum in Pensacola. It’s a small yet renowned museum in Alabama with an extensive collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia-a place where the history of … 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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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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Shelburne Museum – Day Two…

LABOR DAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 2015. IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME. RV’s were pulling out of Apple Island Resort this morning like rats leaving a sinking ship!  After a long summer vacation lots of kids return to school on the day following Labor Day, and of course many still-employed folks must get back to work after … Continue reading »

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Shelburne Museum – Day One…

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL! Museums often bore me to tears. But not this one! Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley near Burlington, its 38 exhibition buildings and their contents constitute one of the nation’s finest and most well known museums. Most of the buildings are historic, and were relocated to the … Continue reading »

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Mystic Seaport, Connecticut…

JULY 24,   2015 ABOUT MYSTIC.  We prepared to swab the decks, batten down the hatches and set sail. It was a beautiful sunny day when we headed to Mystic, Connecticut’s  seaside village devoted to all things maritime. The Museum of America and the Sea is the largest maritime museum in the world. This 20 acre … Continue reading »

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Chatham, Massachusetts…

JULY 7, 2015 OUR FAVORITE TOWN. Of all the towns and villages we’ve visited on Cape Cod, our favorite and perhaps the most picturesque and charming is Chatham. If the Cape is viewed as a bent arm, Chatham is the elbow. The geographic features of the town are hilly, wooded uplands, extensive barrier beaches, spits, … Continue reading »

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Provincetown, Massachusetts…

JULY 2, 2015 OUR TRIP TO P-TOWN. We took a day trip to see the quaint colonial town of Provincetown, called “P-Town by the locals. It’s about an hour’s drive “up” the Cape from where we’re staying “down” the Cape in Falmouth.  As you can see from the map I’ve inserted, Cape Cod is shaped … Continue reading »

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Historic Salem, Massachusetts..

JUNE 23, 2015 SETTING THE STAGE. It began a little after midnight…at first an almost imperceptible tapping on the roof that seemed to start and stop in the darkness.  Later, as dawn crept into the campground, it became steadier, though still very light. Rain. By morning, it was still faint…but now persistent…nearly hidden by a hovering … Continue reading »

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Amish Country…the town of Berlin, Ohio.

MAY 22, 2015                 BERLIN, OHIO. Today was our first full day exploring Amish Country. We drove to the nearby town of Berlin, which is at the heart of the 40,000-strong Amish community and is home to the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. There we were able to “get our bearings” and learn a little about … Continue reading »

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Museum Row in Bardstown, Kentucky…

MAY 18, 2015                    BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY Museum Row in Bardsdale includes the Civil War Museum, the Colonial Village and the Women’s Civil War Museum. By far the largest, and the one with the most exhibits, is the Civil War Museum. THE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM. Located in what used to be the town’s water works and ice-house, … Continue reading »

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“My Old Kentucky Home” State Park…

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY. MAY 14, 2015. GETTING HERE. Our next stop is a state park in Kentucky called “My Old Kentucky Home.” It was an easy three hour drive from Nashville up Interstate 65 and then on the Bluegrass Parkway to the town of Bardstown. The entire trip was on a well paved divided road and … Continue reading »

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The Hermitage: Andrew Jackson’s home…

MAY 12, 2015                                      NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE ANDREW JACKSON. No one could possibly have imagined the story that would become Andrew Jackson’s life. Orphan, General, President and Legend…Andrew Jackson holds a prominent place in America’s history. I knew some history about Jackson’s achievements as a General and U.S. President, but I didn’t know a thing about his … Continue reading »

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More of Nashville’s landmarks…

MAY 9, 2015 WE’RE BEING TOURISTS. As I mentioned a day or two ago, there is so much to see in Nashville that we’ve put on our best walking shoes and strapped on our cameras. We want to see as much as possible in the week we’ll be here. So, in order to get a … Continue reading »

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