Category Archives: History

Virgin Islands National Park

A Caribbean island paradise in winter sounds like the perfect place to be and our trip to Virgin Islands National Park did not disappoint. High green hills, turquoise water, white sand beaches and ruins that evoke an era of sugar … Continue reading

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

On our trip from Hot Springs National Park, we made a very slight detour to visit Fort Smith National Historic Site. From the little information I had found earlier, I thought it would be a very brief stop with perhaps … Continue reading

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

  The mention of Anasazi ruins brings to mind cliff dwellings and a “lost” civilization. No longer called Anasazi but rather Ancestral Puebloans, these people left massive ruins on the floor of Chaco Canyon which are mind-boggling. Many questions are … Continue reading

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Nicodemus National Historic Site

I recently visited Nicodemus which is a small town on the northwestern Kansas prairie. It’s off the beaten path on Highway 24, several miles north of I-70 without direct access from the interstate. The Nicodemus National Historic Site represents the … Continue reading

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Travelogue – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Wrangell St. Elias National Park is not overly easy to access. The road from Chitina to McCarthy is such that you do not take an RV on it so we made arrangements to fly into McCarthy from Chitina. We abandoned … Continue reading

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Travelogue – British Columbia into Yukon Territory

The Cassiar Highway which connects the Yellowhead Highway in British Columbia with the Alaska Highway in Yukon Territory is a scenic route presenting its own challenges. It is generally narrower than most 2-lane highways with little or no shoulder, many … Continue reading

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Travelogue – British Columbia

I wanted to mail postcards to my grandchildren and needed stamps so we went into Jasper, not realizing it was Saturday and Canada Post does not operate on Saturday. We did find a convenience store to buy stamps so I … Continue reading

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