Category Archives: Renaissance Bucket List

National Ferris Wheel Day

Today, February 14, is not only Valentine’s Day, it is also National Ferris Wheel Day. The first Ferris wheel, designed by Pennsylvania bridge builder George W. Ferris, was the centerpiece for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (World’s Fair) in Chicago.It … Continue reading

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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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The Forks Inn: “…confluence of Highland hospitality and comfort.”

Rooms at the Inn We recently traveled to West Virginia for a family reunion, and I took the initiative to arrange lodging since we decided not to take the camper. Wanting to avoid the numbered motels, I was looking for … Continue reading

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To the High Falls of the Cheat River…

On the New Tygart Flyer.   Two years ago, we traveled to West Virginia and stayed in East Fork Campground. That year we rode the Durbin Rocket. This year, we went to Elkins, West Virginia, some 40 miles north of … Continue reading

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Roaring Run Falls and Furnace

Over the past few years, one of my photographic missions has been to photograph every waterfall I can. So, on my recent trip to assist my long-time friend, John, with his house sitting duties, I was pleased to note that … 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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The 20th Annual National Cornbread Festival

April 23, 2016, South Pittsburgh, Tennessee What began, 20 years ago in South Pittsburgh, Tenn., as a modest small-town street festival associated with the National Cornbread Cook-Off, has become a major regional event, pushing the town’s capacity for crowds and … Continue reading

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