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Paths – We Follow Many Paths

There are many kinds of paths; woodland, winding, historical, paved, and virtual–We all follow many paths throughout life. Here are some of my favorite types of paths for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Path.

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One Retired Veteran’s Story

And you wonder why Donald Trump won the election…? I received the following email from a friend who is a Retired Marine Officer. He and I enlisted in the military about the same time, during the midst of the Viet … 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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DeSoto Falls, Alabama – Witness to History

After lunch at the Wildflower Café, we followed the signs to DeSoto Falls. I hate to pass up a chance to visit any waterfall. The falls are immediately below a dam across the Little River that runs along the top … Continue reading

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Does History Repeat Itself?

“Dog-eared Bartletts” There are several fellow bloggers “out there” who must have really dog-eared copies of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, or a “pithy quotes” macro search function on their keyboards. I say this in admiration, because I had editorial responsibility for … Continue reading

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Mariners’ Museum Part 1 – The Monitor Center

A Rude Awakening I last visited the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, in 1957—in conjunction with the 350th anniversary of the Settlement at Jamestown. I have only vague memories of what the museum actually looked like then, and have … Continue reading

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Fort Pickens, Florida Camping Experience

Prologue Everything that happens on a camping trip—whether in a resort campground in a fully equipped motor home, a small camper, or tenting—begins in and is often colored by the campground experience. Have you ever heard camping summary comments that … Continue reading

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Fort Pickens, Florida – 118 Years and Two Battles

To suggest that Fort Pickens Campground on Santa Rosa Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, offshore from Pensacola, Florida, is a well-kept secret may not be accurate—there were many visitors and campers there—but it was certainly new to … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Check Out a Local Museum

How many times have you driven by that little museum on the corner? For me, it was nearly seven years—the museum had an attractive front, well decorated, and a name that should have forced me to turn in the first … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley – Part 2

The trip through Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama continues: One of the major landmarks on my tour was the Hembree home place. This two-story white frame building looks much as it did 80 years ago. Don grew up with several of … Continue reading

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