Rome , Italy….the Steps of John Lateran

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Rate our ReviewsThe Archbasilica of St. John Lateran is the official seat of the papacy, the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome, the highest ranking church in all of Catholicism. Yet it takes a back seat to the far more famous St. Peter’s Basilica some four kilometers away in Vatican City, a strange fate […]

Roanoke Island, North Carolina….Another Mystery of Creation!

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Rate our ReviewsRoanoke Island in the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina is a quiet and peaceful little place. The scenic town of Manteo on Shallowbag Bay is lined with fishing boats and a lighthouse and delicious restaurants along a small waterfront. There is a tiny aquarium nearby and flower gardens and sleepy […]

Rome, Italy….the Monument to God and Man

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Rate our ReviewsSt. Peter’s Basilica in the heart of Vatican City in Rome is grand! And opulent! And immense! Look up and you see massive frescoes of scenes from the Bible and inspiring statuary of the saints. Look down and you see intricate marble flooring and regal emblems of the papacy. Reminders and remains of […]

KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA The Birth of Modern Aviation

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Rate our ReviewsThere is a rivalry between the towns of Dayton, Ohio, and Kitty Hawk in the Outer Banks of North Carolina over which site is the birthplace of aviation.   Orville and Wilbur Wright lived in Dayton, ran a bicycle shop in Dayton, and did much of the design work for the world’s first […]

Niagara Falls, Ontario …..A Day Falling into the Mood!

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Rate our ReviewsTacky, Cheesy, Touristy, too many people, too many cheap distractions.  Giant hotels blotting the sky, chain restaurants every which way. Big casinos trying to lure you in.  I half-expected this before booking the quickie weekend jaunt, but figured it’s just a couple of days, they can be avoided.  Yet as I finally drove […]