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Field Trip: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

We have a “Passport To Your National Parks” book and collected another stamp today at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY. The book encourages you to visit all of America’s National Parks and historic sites – there are over 400! 73 more words


The Cave That Started It All

Last Saturday we took a day trip to Banff and visited the Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada. 667 more words

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Looking for Loneliness

We should all be as fortunate as Carl Sandburg in choosing a place to live out our final years. At the age of 67, Sandburg, who had spent much of his life in the Midwest, moved with his wife Lilian and their grown children to Connemara, a rural estate in North Carolina. 440 more words


Solitude: "I went to the woods . . ."

“I’m doomed!” I thought as I saw the cars. Freed of responsibility for the afternoon, I had driven to Flat Rock in search of solitude.  I’d never seen more than half a dozen cars in the parking lot on previous visits to the… 1,256 more words


Return to Connemara

Smooth as silent glass

Water bends beneath webbed feet

Darkness rims the day

Weekly photo challenge: Refraction

Haiku and photos by Sandi Fleming, October 2014… 117 more words


Time Travel, Lincoln, and Goats

Last week I had the opportunity to do some time travelling, an occupation usually reserved for science fiction. My husband, youngest son, and I visited Connemara, Carl Sandburg’s home in Flat Rock, North Carolina, which was like walking back into the world of 1967, complete with calendars. 1,007 more words

Carl Sandburg

Nordegg, Alberta, hostel adventures

Happy Labour Day…we were hostelling it up in Nordegg, Alberta, this weekend at the HI Shunda Creek Hostel. You have to go a bit out of your way to get to Nordegg, which is in a remote little corner of Alberta about 200 kilometres west of Red Deer along Highway 11 – the David Thompson Highway. 466 more words

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