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Not Just Another Christmas

Another Memorable Christmas After the dense morning fog finally dissipated, Christmas Day became a sunny, beautiful day—just the kind of day for a drive. We checked out local coastal communities including Murrells Inlet and Sunset Beach and then Myrtle Beach … 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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Not “Just Another” Gulf Coast Dune Beach

Port St. Joseph (“St Joe”) State Park In November, we camped at Fort Pickens State Park near Pensacola, Florida. I really enjoyed exploring the sand dunes and all of the 1800s and early 1900s coastal fortifications. Shortly after we arrived … Continue reading

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The Batteries of Fort Pickens

Introduction Exploring places like Fort Pickens, i.e., post-Civil War coastal defense installations that are distributed around the coast line of the United States made me realize how fortunate we have been, especially since World War II. Most of our coast … Continue reading

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Where is a “Cedar” not a “Cedar” — In Cedars of Lebanon State Park

What’s in a Name? When is a “cedar” not a “cedar”? When we checked in at the campground office at Cedars of Lebanon campground, I asked our host, “What is the one thing we should make sure we see while … Continue reading

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Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee — Top to Bottom!

I was up at 6:00 and on the trail by 6:30, camera in hand. Ordinarily, I like the quiet of early morning hikes. The trail was deserted, but not quiet—I could hear the powerful rush of water cascading over ancient … Continue reading

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