Category Archives: Parks

Crashing 2016

We didn’t wait for 2016 to come to us. We lurched into 2016 somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. Entering another time zone, one moment it was 1142 on 31 December, the next it was 0042 on 1 January. We landed … Continue reading

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Rocky Maine Coast

Acadia National Park best exemplifies the Maine coast. A family get together was our excuse for making the extra drive. Out of Washington,  D.C., we shuttled along the Atlantic coast, making Bar Harbor, Maine, our last stop. A town named … Continue reading

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Tragic Ground

Until summer in 1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was a sleepy crossroads town. Then Confederate General Robert E. Lee moved his Army of Northern Virginia across the Mason-Dixon Line into Union territory. Union soldiers on patrol encountered Confederate troops west of the town, and … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountain Drive

A drive through the eastern national parks needs to include the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We took two days here, spending three nights in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Here are photos with little elaboration. Visitors need to know this is a … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Bridge

The proper name is Les Ferreres Aqueduct, but they call it  Pont del Diable, because you want to associate dissonant objects and places with the devil. It’s something the Romans built when they were here about 2000 years ago. They used Tarragona … Continue reading

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Zion Walkabout

There’s no seeing the real Zion Canyon without getting away from the rest areas and into the wilderness. We didn’t exactly get into the wilderness, but hiking along the park trails earned us a nice view of the park’s wonders. … Continue reading

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Zion Gray

It was a gray day, without an abundance of color. I saw a number of shots that seemed more appealing in monotone. Canon Photo Professional stripped out the color, and I juiced up the contrast. Here’s Zion Canyon in gray. … Continue reading

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