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Rambling Around Roanoke

Rambling Around Roanoke

The Conventional Towering 1,045 feet above the city, at night the Roanoke Star can be seen from sixty miles away, a welcoming beacon to us road-weary travelers. Early the next morning we headed over to Mill Mountain to check out this symbol of Roanoke’s progressive...
Roundup: More New Mexico Fun!

Roundup: More New Mexico Fun!

E-bike tour First time on an E-bike and believe me, I was grateful for that booster lever when I saw some of the hills! The tour company, Heritage Inspirations Tours, was easy to book my tour with and the other couple, Nick and Jane from Houston, Texas were lots of...
Santa Fe Celebration!

Santa Fe Celebration!

This year three of us college friends (Go Big Red!) celebrated a milestone birthday. We couldn’t think of a better reason to plan a trip to somewhere interesting so we got out the atlas and scheduled a Zoom call. We settled on a town we all wanted to get to know...
Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden: Bethel Woods, NY

Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden: Bethel Woods, NY

If there’s one musical event that unequivocally symbolizes the Sixties, it’s the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, held on the Yasgur farm in Bethel Woods. For us teenagers in the 1970’s there was always a lingering suspicion that we’d been born too late; that we’d...
Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Landscape

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Landscape

Some places instantly evoke specific mental images. With Cuba it’s the old-style cars in every shade of the rainbow. Africa is often associated with safaris, and Hollywood has a movie star on every corner. When I think of Iceland, the dramatic, otherworldly landscape...