Archive for March, 2007

Westernmost

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

I’m back in Oregon! Here’s the Buena Vista Wayside near Gold Beach.

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I’m camped for the night at Cape Blanko. It’s the westernmost spot on the continental US. Here’s tonight’s sunset. There are supposed to be gale force winds later tonight! If you don’t hear from me after this I got blown east…
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Sonoma Coast

Monday, March 26th, 2007

My trip to the Marin Headlands at Sunset encountered fog with about 50ft visibility!  Here’s one of the Sonoma Coast Beaches the next morning.   I’m in Willits at the moment headed North through the rains.

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Canyon De Chelley

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

I stopped at Canyon De Chelley (“de shay”) on the the way to Monument Valley. It’s a labyrinth of canyons carved into the plains near Four Corners. This is a view of the White House ruin.

Snow is on the way, so I’ve teleported to the Bay Area. I’m going to start up Highway 1 from the San Francisco tomorrow morning.
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Monument Valley

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I’ve been in Monument Valley for a couple of days. It’s in the Navajo Indian Reservation in North West Arizona. There have been high winds and lots of red dust blowing into everything. Here’s Left and Right Mitten, and Merrick Butte at sunset today.
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Tucumcari

Monday, March 19th, 2007

The Main Street in Tucumcari, New Mexico is Route 66.  There are lots of classic diners and motels like the Blue Swallow.  I tracked the highway through Santa Fe and Albuquerque today and ended up in Gallup for tonight.
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Route 66, Old and New

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I followed old Route 66, The Mother Road, through Oklahoma City today and checked out the Route 66 Museums to the west. Route 66 starts in Chicago and ends in San Bernadino. This is is I40 and the original US-66 highway east of Clinton, Oklahoma. Sometimes they merge, sometimes they go their own way. I’ll be exploring another couple of stretches in New Mexico tomorrow.

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Memphis

Friday, March 16th, 2007

It’s got Elvis, stern wheelers, blues, soul food and the Mississippi River. This is Confederate Park. From here you could watch the steam powered ram ships do battle during the Civil War.
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This is Beale Street, downtown where BB King and friends do the blues. After a plate of ribs at the Blues City Cafe, I headed down the road to Little Rock for the night.

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It’s still Smoky

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

This is my second trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Here’s a view near Newfound Gap to the South.  I did .the Cade’s Cove Loop today as well.  It’s a preserved 1800s Appalachian farming community.  Tomorrow I head across Tennessee towards St. Louis and Route 66.
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Savannah

Monday, March 12th, 2007

I did Charleston and Savannah on Friday. I had a great walk through downtown Savannah, Georga at sunset. The city is a grid of small parks. Spring is getting a start here. I’ll be in Atlanta over the weekend, then head for the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday.
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Space Coast

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

I’m headed north. This is near Vero Beach on the Atlantic. The critters are Royal Terns.

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I made to the Kennedy Space Center in time for the last tour bus. You have to watch out for alligators and other wild things around there. This is the Rocket Garden at the visitor center.

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