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The National WWII Museum – Why New Orleans?

…A Wooden boat! The World War II (WWII) Museum was founded in New Orleans in 2000, and, in 2003, designated the official national museum of WWII by the U.S. Congress. Major expansions were completed in 2013 and 2014 that helped … Continue reading

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Personal Trifecta

It began like this. Early in the year, I learned that the US Air Force Museum was going to unveil the Memphis Belle B-17 exhibit in early May. I called my friend, John (of Michigan and New Orleans trips “fame”), … Continue reading

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Memphis Belle Exhibit Opens at Air Force Museum

Grand opening accompanied by fly-overs and ramp tours of WWII B-17 bombers and P-51 fighters. Early in 2018, the US Air Force Museum announced that it would be unveiling a new exhibit dedicated to the Memphis Belle, and that the … Continue reading

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything with Numbers on It

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with Numbers on It The following images are in response to Cee’s challenge. Traveling is a good way to accumulate numbers. Here are several encountered on a recent trip. This is the … Continue reading

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Cody to Moorcroft, Wyoming – A Travel Day with Discoveries

Day 16 – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be Throughout our trip, we planned our daily distance goal to allow for contingencies—weather, traffic, or distractions (really attractions!). Moorcroft was selected as today’s destination for two reason: (1) it … Continue reading

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Angina – From Diagnosis to Treatment Part 1 – Diagnosis

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series Introduction Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with Angina pectoris, pain in the chest caused by restricted blood flow to the heart during periods of exertion. The following is a three-part essay of my … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Down at Things

The View from above. Several photos, one recent, others not so much.

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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Serendipity – While planning a trip to a family reunion, I discovered an aviation museum within minutes of our planned route. It was a well-timed and worthwhile side-trip. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is set in a rolling bluegrass landscape, adjacent … Continue reading

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Visiting the D-Day Memorial

Author’s Note: Memorial Day seems the appropriate day to post my impressions of the D-Day Memorial. (Click on images in the Gallery for full screen images.) During my trip to southwest Virginia, John and I, both veterans (he is a … Continue reading

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Visiting the Botetourt County Historical Museum

When it was first established in 1770 Botetourt (pronounced “bot-te-tot”) County extended from its current location in the mountains of southwest Virginia, all the way to the Mississippi River, and included all or part of what are now the states … Continue reading

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