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vagabonds3 "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness." Mark Twain

Atlanta to the Seychelles via Qatar

QATAR | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Views [87]

THE TRIP NEARLY BEGAN WITH A THUD, NOT A BANG.  While attempting on-line check-in — something I never do — I realized my ticket was issued to “Maginness Richard Maginness.”  I guess it’s possible — but ... Read more >

Photos: Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion Islands

SEYCHELLES | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Out of Touch — Again!

USA | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 | Views [175]

WE ARE OFF ON ANOTHER JAUNT.  This time it's a birding trip — Rockjumper again — to Reunion, the Seychelles and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  Then we are meeting Tim, Candice, Andrea and her friend in Arusha, Tanzania for a 2-... Read more >

I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King NHS

USA | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018 | Views [146]

THERE ISN’T MUCH TO SAY ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING that hasn’t already been said.  In fact, a visit to the MLK National Historic Site is more of a pilgrimage than a learning experience.  You have probably seen all the photos inside, ... Read more >

War — What Is It Good For?

USA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2018 | Views [136]

THINGS WEREN’T GOING WELL IN FOR THE UNION IN 1861.  After the defeat at Bull Run, Lincoln needed a victory.  The United States needed a hero.  Brigadier General  Ulysses S. Grant provided both with victories at Fort Henry ... Read more >

Photos: Tennessee and Georgia

USA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Andrew Johnson — The Whole Truth

USA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 | Views [106]

ANDREW JOHNSON SUCCEEDED ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND WAS IMPEACHED.  That’s about all we were taught in high school about the 17 th President.  Maybe I’ve forgotten some details or maybe after Lincoln and the Civil War, Mrs. U just ... Read more >

Steamtown National Historic Site — All Aboard!

USA | Friday, 24 Aug 2018 | Views [128]

IF YOU ARE A KID OR JUST WANT TO FEEL LIKE ONE, a visit to Steamtown National Historic Site is a must.  As for us, we drove 125 miles each way from our campground in Denver PA to Scranton just for that feeling — and to get another stamp in ... Read more >

Dayton: Not Quite Wright

USA | Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 | Views [140]

WILBUR AND ORVILLE POLISHED THEIR CRAFT in Dayton, Ohio, progressing from bicycles to gliders and ultimately to the first “airplane.”  So one — I — might assume that the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park would ... Read more >

Put That In Your Pipe

USA | Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Views [91]

I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS COME FULL CIRCLE.  Like this story, that begins in Peru, travels to London, then to Ohio and spans all of human history.  Ready?     The History of the World in 100 Objects We met Luke in 2010 ... Read more >

Take Me Out With The Crowd

USA | Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Views [136]

BASEBALL KEEPS GETTING IN THE WAY.  Planning our itinerary through the Midwest, hitting all the National Park Service venues and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings should be easy but Connie has to work around Major League Baseball schedules.  It ... Read more >

Dead Presidents' Residences

USA | Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Views [113]

AS DEAD PRESIDENT GO, FEW ARE MORE DEAD than James A. Garfield.  Elected in 1880 as the 20th president, Garfield’s term ended with his assassination in 1881.  He actually served only from March 4 when he was sworn in until July 2 when ... Read more >

Photos: On Eastern Time

USA | Sunday, 5 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Pullman National Monument

USA | Friday, 3 Aug 2018 | Views [102]

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT WOULD NOT HAVE APPROVED.  Although Pullman, Illinois is just a few miles from some of his more famous creations, the town of Pullman was at the opposite end of the architectural spectrum.  Wright designed for the wealthy ... Read more >

The Wright Stuff

USA | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018 | Views [99]

AFTER PAUL TURNED US ON TO TALIESEN WEST, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home/workshop in Phoenix, we were hooked.  Knowing we would be heading east, Connie bought the Frank Lloyd Wright pass that would gain us admission to Wright designed buildings ... Read more >

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