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Ship Ahoy – Big Boat On A River

Sailing A Tall Ship On A Skinny River Ever since I read “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, I have wanted to pilot a riverboat. While living in and around St. Louis, I have had plenty of opportunities to explore the Mississippi River by boat. Up until recently, my river adventures have been in boats you […]

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My Lens | Return To Valley Of Fire State Park

Winter Expedition To Valley of Fire, Nevada’s Oldest State Park Valley of Fire State Park is about an hour north of Las Vegas and worth every minute you can spend there. This second trip was to catch different angles of the sun in the valleys by getting there earlier.¬†As usual, there was lunch with a […]

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Hoover Dam – One Very Large Slab of Cement

Take the back road via Lake Mead National Recreation Area That is if your budget doesn’t include lake cruises, helicopter flights or guided tours. My personal opinion is to head out via East Lake Mead Blvd to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A few minutes east of N. Hollywood Blvd. you leave all traces […]

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Spring Ride On The East Bound California Zephyr

Long distance Amtrak is fun if you are prepared I claim a certain expertise when it comes to riding Amtrak’s long routes. In particular, the western routes have become my alternative to flying given the incredible price hikes at Southwest Airlines. If you have a flexible schedule and a few days, the Amtrak experience can […]