National Monuments of the USA: Monumental Task Part I

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Rate our ReviewsNational Monuments of the USA:…..Braced by a belief that our world brims with a bounty of boons, I booted the bucket list.  When I look over my life it is clear I keep changing, so why feel compelled to visit a place the person I was before wanted to?  Rest assured this approach […]

Mount Vernon, Virginia – Executive Action, Part II: First things first

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Rate our ReviewsI suppose it is best to start at the beginning.  Mount Vernon, Virginia is the home of George Washington, the very first president of the United States of America.  Most folks do not realize how near George’s home is to Washington D.C., but rather fittingly, Mount Vernon lies a mere fifteen miles due […]

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 […]

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, Lititz, PA – Let’s do the Twist!

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Rate our ReviewsI find it difficult to fathom soft pretzels have been around longer than hard pretzels (and would you believe by over millennia?). Before 1850 only soft pretzels were baked, until the night someone forgot to take the dough out of the oven at a bakery in Lititz, Pennsylvania. When the kilns were fired […]

LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, Texas – Executive Action

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Rate our ReviewsAustin, Texas is a remarkable destination in the USA.  This artsy enclave in the heart of Texas has a well-deserved reputation as a music mecca and brims with enticing diversions.  Once upon a time I lived nearby in Waco – but as many times as I had been to Austin, I never explored […]