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GORGEous Georgia with some moonshine

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Tallulah Gorge State Park is in northeastern Georgia and has a two mile long, 1,000 foot-deep gorge filled with five waterfalls, several hiking trails and a suspension bridge that sways 80 feet above…

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Double the fun: a cave and a waterfall

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Just on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee is Lookout Mountain. Due to a driving rainstorm, we opted to visit Ruby Falls and skip the big city. Leo Lambert and a team of cave…

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Bluegrass beckons in Murfreesboro, TN

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Skirting Nashville and heading about twenty minutes south we arrived in Murfreesboro in time for a two-day bluegrass music and dance festival. The 41st Uncle Dave Macon Days festival is filled with traditional…

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Daily Planet update: Metropolis is in Illinois!

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At the very bottom tip of Illinois along the Ohio River and the border of Kentucky is a small town with a big name. Metropolis has embraced (as it should) Superman. The official…

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Spontaneous Stop; Boonsville, MO

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The Woodstock Inn of Independence, MO has seen its share of local and national history. Built in the early 1800s, it was yards from two separate Civil War engagements in 1862. The front…

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Independence, MO; where the Oregon Trail begins and the buck stops

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This small town, a mere twenty minutes from Kansas City, has some noteworthy American history. Independence, MO was a major starting point for the Oregon Trail. We visited the National Frontier Trails Museum.…

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Enjoying the Good Life in Lincoln, Nebraska

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The state slogan, The Good Life , is obviously taken seriously here. Johnny Carson, TV dinners and Kool-aid all hail from this state. There is pride and joy associated with corn, cows and…

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Four Presidents and a General enter the Black Hills…

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The Black Hills of South Dakota take their name from the illusion of darkness and density that the Ponderosa Pines create when viewed from a distance. Many prospectors believed there was lots of…

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Close encounters with Devils Tower Monument

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Why the devil is there no apostrophe, you ask. This is an issue with many National Parks, Monuments, Mountains and Islands. The U.S. Board on Geographical Names, established in 1890 by President Harrison,…

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Cody, Wyoming; not their first rodeo

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We visited two museums in Cody; the first was in the historic downtown area and called The Dug up Gun Museum.The visit was suggested to us by a cowboy re-enactor. The cases are…

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