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Fort McHenry

Photo Opp ~ Fort McHenry is a historical American coastal pentagonal bastion fort located in Baltimore, Maryland. It is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy from the Chesapeake…

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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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Mesa Verde National Park

While I was staying in the Durango, Colorado area I made a visit to Mesa Verde National Park which was about an hour to the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center near the park’s entrance station. Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage…

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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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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Photo Opp ~ The sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The sculpture of the heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln was designed and overseen by sculptor Gutzon…

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Journey to Nomadism

Welcome aboard my lifestyle of journey and self-discovery, it has been quite a ride so far. My name is Alleyn Parent but most people call me Al. This is since only my family and close friends know that I have a long, weird to pronounce,…

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Crescent Beach

Photo Opp ~ The iconic view of Crescent Beach is located in the small coastal city of Cannon Beach, Oregon. It’s known for its long sandy shore and a handful of vertical columns of rock known as sea stacks. This image was taken from a…

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Grand Teton National Park

While I was in western Wyoming enjoying Yellowstone National Park I thought it was a two-for-one treat to be able to also explore the Grand Teton National Park.  After leaving Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is a short drive of only ten miles along the…

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