Category Archives: Scenics

Make a run for the border.

Adventures in Big Bend Territory Spring break, and we took a break. Our second day in Big Bend territory we took the River Road Drive. Something under a hundred miles of roller coaster road that follows (and sometimes doesn’t) the … Continue reading

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Top of the World

Winding down the summer at Montmartre This turned out to be easier than I expected. The Paris Falguière Metro station is about two blocks from where we are staying, and the green line (12) runs right to Place Pigalle. My … Continue reading

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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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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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Spain on the Edge

Ronda, in Spain, is noted for its location, on the edge of a high bluff, and for its architecture. It is also noted as the birthplace of modern bullfighting in Spain. We didn’t get around to seeing the famous bull … Continue reading

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Leon Creek Autumn

I previously posted some photos from Lost Maples State Natural Area. Autumn is a good time there. The maples fill the river valley with red and gold. That’s 70 miles from my house. Right behind my house there is even … Continue reading

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