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Lucy the Elephant

Wednesday was another beautiful day at the Jersey Shore.  After breakfast, our group went back to the beach.  We spent all morning enjoying the sun & sand.  Samantha and the kids made a ‘drip castle’ while others took long strolls … Continue reading

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Comanche Territory & Frontier Towns

When I have a road trip planned, it’s easier to wake up early.  Granted, I don’t usually leave at 5:00 AM, but on Sunday that is what I did.  I was attending a quarterly Oklahoma Route 66 Association meeting in … Continue reading

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A Model Ford

I celebrated Independence Day near the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa.  My perch was an exterior stairwell on the sixth floor of the Sophian Plaza, about a mile away from the city’s largest nighttime fireworks display.  Lately I’ve … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Home Again

This is the final entry in my series about my time with Michael Wallis on the Midwest leg of his book tour for, “The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny“.  If you’ve missed … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – The Best Land Under Heaven

(other installments of this series here) Tuesday, the final full day of my journey with Michael Wallis.  We got off to an early start since we had a drive to Illinois first thing.  Before we even left St Louis, though, … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Columbia to St Louis

(previous installments of this series here) Friday morning, we slept in.  Of course, sleeping in for me (and Michael as well) meant waking up around 8:00 instead of 7:00.  I took my time getting ready, puttering around my hotel room … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – KC to Columbia

(other installments of this series here) When I set out to take this trip, I knew I would be updating my blog as we went.  I didn’t expect to update it every day — but, as I should have known, … Continue reading

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