Colonial Williamsburg

It was an enjoyable drive into the Williamsburg, Virginia area along its scenic Colonial Parkway a National Scenic Byway. The Parkway connects the three points of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown making the historic attractions of the area easily accessible. I stayed at…

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Weeki Wachee State Park

Photo Opp ~ While exploring Central Florida, Al and I decided to visit another freshwater spring and one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions. Weeki Wachee State Park contains, of course, Weeki Wachee spring. Named by the Seminole Indians and roughly translating to “little spring.” The…

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Silver Springs State Park

If you are looking for an enjoyable self-guided day in nature while in the area of Central Florida, you have to check out Silver Springs State Park near Ocala, Florida. Florida’s first tourist attraction created back in the 1870s, Silver Springs went through many hands…

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Missouri Botanical Garden

While St. Louis is home to the Gateway Arch, Anheuser-Busch brewery and the start of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is also home to one of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States, the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Missouri Botanical Garden informally known as…

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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

While visiting the Denver, Colorado area I was able to take in a concert at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Red Rocks is an open-air amphitheater built into the red sedimentary sandstone bedrock near Morrison, Colorado. It sits at an elevation of 6,450 feet with…

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Iowa State Fair

When in Iowa during August, taking in America’s quintessential state’s fair is a must for any road-tripper passing through Des Moines. The Iowa State Fair is an annual state fair held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds since 1886. It is one of the largest and…

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Wilder Observatory

Here is an excellent example of local road tripping opportunities beginning in your own back yard. During my son’s junior college career he took an astronomy course that had a field trip to an observatory located near the campus of another college in the area.…

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