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6 Dud Destinations ~ Save Yourself; You haven’t been Disappointed Yet!

testing6 Dud Destinations ~ Save Yourself; You haven’t been Disappointed Yet!

Sure, sure, everyone’s a winner in life but that ain’t so when it comes to tourist spots. Perhaps the fact that I seek out the odd and off-the-beaten-path destines me for a few duds. In case you’re as delightful as I am when hot and disappointed, let me spare you the time of going to […]

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Did You Know that Space Exploration has Foundations in Weapons?

testingDid You Know that Space Exploration has Foundations in Weapons?

I didn’t. Although rockets do look like missiles, so perhaps if I ever sat down to think about it… Where it Always Begins: War When you visit the U.S. Space & RocketĀ  in Huntsville, AL there is no doubt about the connection. It all started with a German engineer during WWII. He was “hired” to […]

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Soul-Moving Folk Art in Alabama

testingSoul-Moving Folk Art in Alabama

I’ve never really liked Folk Art, so was surprised at myself for having two stops in one trip. Perhaps it’s their subjects, or I’m evolving. Doesn’t matter. These are more than folk art; they’re history and passion (and a bit of obsession). Joe Minter’s Yard An acre-ish, abutting a cemetery. From the street it’s a […]

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Hot Air Ballooning: Not for Claustraphobics or Agoraphobics

Interestingly, hot air ballooning is an activity that is simultaneously not for claustraphobics or agoraphobics. Or if you’re afraid of heights: we were 750 feet in the air. The balloon weighs 850 lbs (and is 130 feet tall) and the basket 1,850; add the people and it’s 6,000 pounds! All this can be yours for […]

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