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USA | Sunday, 11 October 2009 | Views [312]

Cypress knees, Corkscrew Refuge FL

Cypress knees, Corkscrew Refuge FL

We arrived home yesterday after twelve weeks on the road.  We camped most of the time but sheltered in motels when the weather got too bad.  We told people we were traveling from Colorado to Tampa via Newfoundland which is pretty much true.  

All in all we drove 17,300 miles and visited 46 National Park sites in 17 states plus five Canadian provinces.  We saw major league baseball games in Toronto, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Tampa.  We traveled by ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland where we saw thousands of Atlantic puffins and gannets before Hurricane Bill chased us away.  We visited significant Revolution and Civil War sites and spent a day at the Smithsonian in Washington.   

The weather went from comfortable to chilly and wet to hot and humid and finally changed to snow as we got home.  And, yes, it is good to be home. But Dorothy wasn't right when she said, "There's no place like home."  There are lots of places as good - or maybe better.  You just have to search them out.

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