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Travel-in-Place — More Corvallis Urban Canvas

Travel-in-Place — More Corvallis Urban Canvas

Just like my first post featuring the urban art murals in Corvallis, I again exercised my Travel-at-Home under lockdown option to walk the downtown core and surroundings, capturing more of the 30+ art installations for you. Urban Canvas: Cougar Under The Bridge...

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Travel-in-Place — Corvallis, Oregon’s Urban Art

Travel-in-Place — Corvallis, Oregon’s Urban Art

Just like in most of the US, this week Oregon's governor issued a statewide Stay-at-Home order to flatten the Corona virus pandemic curve. Since travel beyond getting the essentials is now strongly discouraged, I chose to exercise my Travel-at-Home option and walk the...

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Enjoying in Emerald City: Enchanted by Seattle

Enjoying in Emerald City: Enchanted by Seattle

The glass sculptures were astonishing. Just once in my life I had visited a glass blowers' studio, accompanying my daughter's school study trip. Yes, I had seen the demonstrations of the glass being melted, blown and shaped into a delicate form. But nothing...

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Elkin, An Urban DelightAlong the Mountains-To-Sea Trail

Elkin, An Urban Delight
Along the Mountains-To-Sea Trail

Somehow I only recently learned about the Mountains-To-Sea Trail. Though a bit of an outdoors enthusiast, if not exactly a fitness nut (I've been thinking about walking some of the Appalachian Trail for years, to cite one example, but haven't yet started),...

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Where God Put the Old West:  Monument Valley

Where God Put the Old West: Monument Valley

When the famous American actor, John Wayne, first saw the buttes, mesas, and spires of Monument Valley, he is quoted as saying "So this is where God put the old West." I felt the same way as I stared across the valley from Goulding's Lodge and Trading...

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Swimming with Turtles in Maui

Swimming with Turtles in Maui

Maui and their Memorable Turtles I remember seeing this great poster at the airport, I forget what it was for "“ as is often the case with advertising "“ but what stood out were great turtles swimming through the ocean. I've always loved the ocean and...

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Arriving at Land’s End —  A Road Trip to Provincetown

Arriving at Land’s End —
A Road Trip to Provincetown

A unique destination, discovered by Vikings and home to descendants of Pilgrims, Provincetown has long been a safe harbor for Portuguese fishermen, American artists and bohemian freethinkers. Known today simply as P-town, it continues to attract those seeking the...

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The Odd Town of Oatman, Arizona:  A Route 66 Adventure

The Odd Town of Oatman, Arizona:
A Route 66 Adventure

It is hidden in the Black Mountains of Northern Arizona. The village is part ghost town, tourist stop, and wildlife sanctuary. It was named after a woman who never lived there. I had to travel twenty- six miles from Kingman up a steep and winding part of Route 66 that...

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14,114 feet – Pikes Peak Colorado

14,114 feet – Pikes Peak Colorado

Standing miles above sea level, at such an incredible altitude, my gaze is directed past the camera to the striking curve of the Earth. At this point, the air is thin and each step I take is in the direction of less oxygen available than the last "“ alone, closer...

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