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Travel Theme: Connections

Travel Theme: Connections

Ailsa’s travel theme challenge this week is Connections. Here are some of mine: 1. Locking eyes with an osprey at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve  2. Reliving the past at George Washington’s Mount Vernon 3. Listening to sheep cry out to each other in the fog near Rijsterbos 4. Watching for our destination on the Grand Canyon Railway  … Continue reading

A Day in “That Astonishing Chicago”

A Day in “That Astonishing Chicago”

“…in a few hours [we] were in that astonishing Chicago–a city where they are always rubbing a lamp, and fetching up the genii, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities.” (Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, 1883) The trip that eventually took us to the great parks of the American Southwest began in Chicago, my first taste … Continue reading