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Sand in My Shoes

Visiting national parks is an American pastime — one I love. Going to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was a pleasant surprise. It’s within 50-miles of Chicago; looking through binoculars a vague outline of the Chicago can be seen over water. … Continue reading

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A Marathon not a Sprint

Hiking into the Grand Canyon is a bucket list item for many people.  Such an adventure creates sights of the Canyon few get to experience — here are some recent photos of the awesome place  — taken in the eastern … Continue reading

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Ethereal Beauty

My companion and I recently  re-visited Crater Lake National Park.   First,we attempted to scale the north side of the park only to find it closed near the top.   We were unwilling to exit the park before we saw … Continue reading

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All’s Quiet on the Western Range

Traveling off-season is such a treat. No matter where you go there are rarely big crowds. This was true during a visit to the “Colorado National Monument” — a site I’d never heard of until now. Heading west toward Grand … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled

Wandering has its benefits. Travels should be filled with many adventures. Locating a new place to visit nourishes the mind, the heart and the soul. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument located in northwestern Nebraska is such a place. Located in … Continue reading

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