Category Archives: Travel

Madison County

Made famous by 1992 novel by Robert James Waller, 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood  & Meryl Streep, and 2013 Tony Award-winning musical, the “Bridges of Madison County” actually exist.  Madison County, Iowa is southwest of Des Moines. The covered bridges … Continue reading

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School’s Out

On a morning walk near Moshi, Tanzania I could hear young children’s excited voices.  Several kids were running toward me from both directions, all with big smiles on their faces.  Soon, I was surrounded by a dozen boisterous youngsters, all … Continue reading

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Snake River Falls

Snake River Falls is in the top ten list of scenic sights in Nebraska.  It’s located on private land southwest of Valentine, NE, but the landowner allows the public to visit the sight for $1.00.  Just put your dollar in … Continue reading

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Furnace Creek Inn

Beautiful setting.  This is the luxury resort lodging in Death Valley National Park.  Not exactly a campground.  Originally built in 1927, it still looked pretty swanky in 2009.  I stayed in a more modest section of the park, resembling an upscale … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

This 4-5 year old is proudly wearing the uniform of the Uduru Parish preschool; hat and jersey/sweater using colors of the Tanzanian  flag, with a patch of the flag shown on the hat.  The jersey is several sizes too big … Continue reading

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Literacy Test

  Some signs just tickle my funny bone.  I found this road sign near Taos, NM. Bighorn Sheep must be smarter than I thought.   Thought for the Day:   All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than … Continue reading

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Flash in the Pan

Now a ghost town, Rhyolite, Nevada was once a boom town teeming with get-rich-fast gold prospectors.  Gold was discovered nearby in 1905.  By 1908 there were 5,000 residents of Rhyolite, many employed by the Montgomery Shoshone Mining Company that invested … Continue reading

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