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White Cliffs of ‘Bama

For a while now I’ve wanted to visit the White Cliffs of Epes, Alabama,  which were created around the same time as the far more famous White Cliffs of Dover.   Today was a beautiful autumn day that begged for some … Continue reading

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Sunrise to Sunset at the Grand Canyon

I landed in Arizona  late in the afternoon, but as soon as I’d checked into my motel room and purchased a few supplies at the local WalMart, I headed for the Canyon. It didn’t matter to me that it would … Continue reading

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Encompassing Flagstaff: Red Rock State Park

The red cliffs of Sedona, taken from the air on my flight into Flagstaff. I thought this was the Grand Canyon, and…so did most everyone else on the plane. I realized my mistake once I’d driven northwest to the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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Moundville

I have finally broken ground on this year’s study series with Everyday Life of North American Indians (© 1979), but before I start posting reviews and such I’d like to share some photos from a day trip I took with some … Continue reading

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North Alabama III: Beautiful Buildings and Curious Stories

Another purpose of my weekend in northern Alabama was to visit cities I’ve heard of, but never visited — Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Decatur.  Muscle Shoals earned a name for itself in the 1970s when it became a center for … Continue reading

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North Alabama II: Space, the Final Frontier

I visited the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center in my childhood, but my memories of it are hazy.  I found it much changed; although the rockets are still there, of course, what little I remember is gone and a lot … Continue reading

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Northern Alabama I: Cathedral Caverns

Ever since I returned from New Mexico last year, I’ve been trying to see more of Alabama’s own wonders. To that end,  I decided to spend a weekend in northern Alabama, using Decatur as a base camp,  to see various … Continue reading

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Caves, Columbia, and Canyons (oh my)

What a weekend! I’ve been on the road,  using Decatur as a camp to visit several spots in north Alabama the past few days.  That included some natural wonders — Cathedral Caverns and Dismals Canyon –as well as a few … Continue reading

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Beautiful Genius

After leaving the Castillo, I began exploring the streets of a city which had come alive.  Already, the wide sea-front avenue and the narrow alleys of the ‘old town’ proper were filled with the smell of food, from grilled fish … Continue reading

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Citadel of the Spainards: Castillo de San Marcos

Last weekend I traveled down to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, to engage with Spanish history, see the Atlantic ocean, and enjoy a town so architecturally rich and dense that it’s almost like visiting Europe. The … Continue reading

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