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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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Into the Bat Cave

Once upon a time (1881) two brothers — Bingham by name were hunting in the woods of the Black Hills near a town named Hot Springs.  As they wandered down a hill they heard a whistling sound nearby.  It seems … Continue reading

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I love fried chicken!

Northerners knew little of southern fried chicken until it was introduced nationally in the 1950’s by Colonel Harland Sanders.  My traveling partner sat down to chew the fat with the old “Smoothie”–love the tie: Yup, I’m talking about Kentucky Fried … Continue reading

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Up, up and Away!

I found a way to escape the cold of winter — go to Florida!  And have friends who let you come for a week. Today we went to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).  It had been many years since my … Continue reading

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Up, up and away!

Winter seems harsher each year that passes.  For many years I’ve traveled southward to escape — temporarily that is.  It wasn’t clear that I’d have this luxury this year until a few days ago.  Some friends invited my partner and … Continue reading

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Clinton’s House

Walking along the Arkansas River one is reminded of how every river town in America, heck every town situated by some water in America, is or has tried to exploit that resource as a means of revitalizing a city. This … Continue reading

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Rockwell and the holidays

Some would say that I am a bit obsessed with the Christmas holidays. And? The holidays are fast approaching — I know because Target Christmas ads are now on TV. This is why I was especially excited to visit the … Continue reading

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Tragic, heroic, enthralling….Gettysburg

The American Civil War was truly a war to end all wars. North vs. South, town against town, literally brother against brother! After two years of maneuvering and fighting neither side could claim true momentum. The South could not afford … Continue reading

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Pater Familias

My heart was racing as if I were still a school boy. It’s hard to imagine while driving through a typical suburban subdivision and then suddenly there’s the sign — Mt Vernon is 1 mile ahead!! My mind conjures a … Continue reading

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The Garden of Eden

Have you ever wondered if heaven could be found on earth? Is this heaven we search for a place of perfection or simply a momentary oasis? Each of us searches for places of perfect solitude and tranquility where we can … Continue reading

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