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Tourist Cabins: Injunjoe Court, West Danville, VT

After eight years of driving by these tourist cabins on Joe’s Pond in West Danville, VT, I finally stopped to snap a few photographs. I figured if I waited any longer, I’d be tempting fate. 419 more words

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Coudersport, PA - May 2018 - Ice Mine

In the small north central Pennsylvania mountain town of Coudersport is a cool (literally) little tourist attraction known as the Ice Mine.

Technically it is not a mine, it is a small cave that due to some unique geothermal reasons cold air gets trapped in the mountain during the winter. 268 more words


When Books Come To Life...

As I looked out the window of our bed and breakfast, I could not wrap my mind around the idea that I was looking at the little town on the prairie, as I read “Little Town on the Prairie.”  But there it was, DeSmet, South Dakota, looking very much like I pictured it would look today.   714 more words

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An Eerie Evening Walk

To prepare for a quick trip to Stevens Point with Carter, I searched on the internet for things to do/see that would interest me and a 14-year-old boy. 333 more words


Bramwell West Virginia: A Coal Town Paved in Gold

When visiting the coal towns of West Virginia, one expects to see small “company homes” along with perhaps a larger commercial building which was once the company store.   422 more words

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Joe & Aggies Cafe (or Stanley and Lizzie's)

In 1946, Bobby Troup was telling his listening audience to “get your kicks on Route 66,”  and an entirely new fascination with the mother road began to appear.   369 more words

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"The Purple Martin Capital of the Nation"

While traveling from our home in Ohio to Missouri, my mom, sister and I passed an intriguing road sign (but aren’t they all) inviting us to visit Griggsville, Illinois “The Purple Martin Capital of the Nation.”  No words were needed…it was simply understood where our next stop would be.   704 more words

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