Bparke

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Date registered: March 29, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Devils Tower, Wyoming — July 12, 2015
  2. Crazy Horse – A Monument to Native American People — July 8, 2015
  3. The Black Hills — June 29, 2015
  4. We’re Out West! — June 20, 2015
  5. Our Exploration of America continues! — June 7, 2015

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  1. First Things First! — 15 comments
  2. Georgia on My Mind! — 5 comments
  3. Land of Mountains, Woods and Rivers — 5 comments
  4. Off the Beaten Path Treasures — 3 comments
  5. Exploring Asheville, North Carolina — 3 comments

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Oct 30

St. Louis Blues!

Leaving Illinois on the next phase of our Route 66 Journey, we decided to head straight to St. Louis and include a visit to the top of the Gateway Arch  in our sightseeing. We had ‘done’ The London Eye a few years ago and were fortunate to have great weather – which, according to Priscilla, is …

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Oct 25

The Land of Lincoln

Our last stop before crossing into the State of Missouri, was in Springfield, Illinois and we were looking forward to exploring a few of the many Lincoln sites in and around the city.  Little did we know that our visit was timed to coincide with the 12th Annual Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car …

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Oct 20

Historic Route 66 Small Towns … and more!

Leaving the Trailer behind at the RV Park, we spent a day driving through several small towns west of Joliet, traveling on Route 66 whenever possible and stopping at the sites that interested us. We were headed to Pontiac, Illinois (we didn’t realize there was another Pontiac other than in Michigan!) and the Route 66 …

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Oct 14

“Gateway to Route 66”; Joliet, Illinois; Blues Brothers

Although Joliet’s claim as the “Gateway to Route 66” may be stretching the point, the town does, indeed, offer a lot more of a feel for the Mother Road than Chicago.  We had a busy day planned here and our first stop was the Visitor Center which shares a building with the Joliet Historical Museum.  …

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Oct 09

Traveling Route 66 – Getting Started

When we left Florida in late June we were headed to Michigan to see family and friends and, in particular, to celebrate Bill’s Mother’s 90th birthday.  We took our time getting there (remember, we were newbie RV trailer people and had a lot to learn – and explore – along the way!)  The six weeks …

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Sep 29

Auto Works of Art

In the “good old days” automobiles were works of art, lovingly handcrafted from start to finish. Beautiful enough to win awards around the world. What happened? Technology dictated that all cars should be aerodynamic. Result: According to Priscilla, today every car looks alike! The place to see original auto works of art is hidden away …

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Sep 19

Planes, Trains and Street Rods!

First the Street Rods! Car Aficionados don’t need any explanation … but for those of you who are not “into” cars, here’s a definition: an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed. According to Wikipedia Hot_Rod “The term seems first to have appeared in the late 1930s in southern California where people …

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Sep 12

The Bourbon State … And we Blew it!

You’d think that a couple of “old” travel people like us would have their act together before arriving at a destination. But we’re sorry to tell you that we pretty much blew our stay in Kentucky. One of the State’s most important sites (also a World Heritage Site) is Mammoth Caves and that was our …

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Sep 08

Peace & War in Franklin, TN

A short side-trip from Nashville gave us an unforgettable day. The charming town of Franklin, 14 miles south of Nashville, lays claim to many “Best Of” awards including “Great American Main Street”, thanks to the efforts of the Downtown Franklin Association. Their website states: “Working in partnership with property owners, preservationists, city and county government, …

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Aug 31

A Presidential Plantation and a Steel Magnolia

First our American History lesson!  If you were not educated in the US we don’t expect you to know who Andrew Jackson was or when he was President!  In fact, we figure a lot of people born and educated in the US probably don’t know either … even though he is on the $20 bill, …

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