Category Archives: Renaissance Bucket List

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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A Ferry for Two…

Cars, That Is. There are two ways to get from Ophelia, Virginia to Sunnybank, Virginia: either Hacks Neck Road to US 360 (18 miles) or via State Rt 644 (2 miles). A no-brainer, you say; “down State Rt 644!” Well, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Pony Express Rider

The “Photo of the Week” is back…at least for a while. There are several Pony Express Rider silhouettes along US 36 through Missouri. This highway roughly follows the route of Pony Express riders. Between April 1860 and October 1861, the … Continue reading

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Wildlife Encounters

Animals we saw on our trip. Special to: Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be One of the things I was looking forward to on our trip was seeing, and hopefully photographing wild creatures. There were limited spotting opportunities … Continue reading

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Cee’s Photo Challenge – Yellow

Posted in response to Cee’s Photo Challenge – Yellow. Photos were taken at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky during the very first day of our 21-day trip to Utah and Wyoming and back. This was our very … Continue reading

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Our Final Day of Pop-Up Adventures

Wall Drug, The Badlands National Park, and the Minuteman Missile Historic Site Day 19 – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be Visiting the Badlands of South Dakota was never on our “radar.” Chatting with neighboring campers at the … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore National Monument

Day 18 – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be In addition to Devils Tower, I also insisted that we include Mount Rushmore in our return itinerary—another place I had never been. Getting There I had done some research, … Continue reading

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To Devils Tower National Monument, and Beyond

“Beyond” is Custer, South Dakota Day 17 – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be Ever since I first saw Close Encounters of the Third Kind, I have wanted to visit Devils Tower in Wyoming. So, when we were … 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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