Monthly Archives: October 2014

Creeping Out on the Road

Last Halloween I was in Florence, Italy feeling homesick for a jack-o-lantern. (Read all about it here.) This All Hallows Eve, I’m rolling along on a ferry transporting the camper, John and myself from Okracoke in the Outer Banks back … Continue reading

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In the beginning…all America was Virginia

Ahhh…Virginia! I fell in love with the state the first time I drove through the Shenandoah Valley more than 30 years ago. The landscape is among the loveliest in the country. Monday, we journeyed to Monticello to visit the home … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure Run Amok

In his captivating novel, Losing Julia, Jonathan Hull describes war as “peer pressure run amok.” It’s the best description of war I know. I remembered Hull’s description earlier today as John and I traipsed across the field where Pickett made … Continue reading

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This Pilgrim’s Progress

With the weather taking a turn for the worse, we nixed a sojourn in Canada and headed south. Today found me touring Plymouth, MA. The landing site for the early colonists, combined with a gloomy, wet day that spurred my … Continue reading

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Postcards from Maine

Acadia National Park resides on Mount Desert Island; so named for the barren, rocky mountain tops that populate the area — like Cadillac Mountain where I took this photo. The mountain got its name from a French explorer who went … Continue reading

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The Maine Thing

Maine is truly a natural treasure — as one of its license plates proclaims –which makes it a vacationland — as another plate states — but mainly in the Spring and Summer. Maine joins Vermont and New Hampshire (and the … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

The Appalachian Trail winds its way through the White Mountains near Franconia State Park in New Hampshire on its way to Maine. John and I entered the park woods to hike up the Flume Gorge. You couldn’t ask for a … Continue reading

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