Category Archives: U.S.A.

Las Vegas Neon

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The Real Wild Las Vegas

Two friends and I drove out to the Valley of Fire State Park for a look at more wild Las Vegas.   The Valley of Fire is only 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, but it seems a world away. There … Continue reading

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More From Natural Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona, with 277 miles of the Colorado River running right through it. The Colorado River runs roughly east to west through the park, from Lake Powell on the Utah/Arizona border, to Lake Mead … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Without The Neon

It’s been two months that I’ve been in Las Vegas for work.  For a person used to the green of Oregon and Florida, this part of Nevada seems very brown.  The Las Vegas strip is crowded, noisy and lit by … Continue reading

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Lucknow Estate, Castle In The Clouds

From Seattle I flew directly to Maine to celebrate my friend Teresa’s birthday. Maine is another beautiful spot in the summer and quite a lot like Oregon where the weather is concerned.  It was warm and sunny in the day, … Continue reading

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Puget Sound and Harstine Island

Escaping the Florida heat, I spent the last weekend of July up in the Great Northwest with my family. From West Seattle we took a short ferry ride across the water, passing Vashon Island, and disembarking at Southworth.  My family … Continue reading

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Tough Decisions in the Oregon Wine Country

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association ( lists over 180 wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The first tough decision is where to start, the second, which ones to visit? To celebrate my sister’s birthday, my mother and I escorted her to … Continue reading

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The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

The new Salvador Dali museum in St. Petersburg dominates the waterfront with its stunning building design.  It is beautiful to look at in the day, but at night it really shines.  They allowed me to photo the inside, in the … Continue reading

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On a witch hunt in Salem, Mass.

After two gorgeous sunny days in Maine, we were lucky to have blustery, overcast and rainy weather for our day trip to Salem, Massachusettes.  We were on a witch hunt, to find areas and shops and whatever else we could find … Continue reading

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The Columbia River Gorge Loop

During my very quick three-day visit home to Oregon, my sister, my father, and I spent one day driving the scenic Columbia River Gorge loop.   We started in Portland, crossed the Columbia River via the I-5 bridge at Jantzen Beach and entered … Continue reading

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