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Foamhenge

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As in Styrofoam + Stonehenge. It was an April Fool’s Day prank in 2004. Surprised? It’s an EXACT replica, down to stone shape. And simply because artist Mark Cline could. It’s in Virginia, with glorious views. And there’s really not much more to say about Foamhenge. I spent about as much time telling you about […]

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In Search of the Venus Flytrap

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I had a scrap of paper, saved from some magazine read years ago, that said the Green Swamp Preserve in Wilmington NC is home to Venus Flytraps. In fact, they grow natively in the U.S. only on North and South Carolina. I can only affirm this via collateral and websites, as I never laid eyes […]

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Backroad Gems: Roadside Stands and Crumbling Barns

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Among the best things about driving the back roads of the South is the Boiled Peanuts. If you’ve never had them, you just don’t know. Salty and sweet; water trapped in the shell that needs slurping; mushy peanuts that are perfect, not disgusting as the word “mushy” might imply. Oh happy day. Sometimes the boiled […]

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A Vacation State of Mind

When you pull over the car–urgently–to spend 20 minutes getting pictures of tall grasses, you’re on vacation with me. Yup, I know how to live it up. Rise with the sun, in bed (sleeping bag) not much later than its descent, and collective hours taking pictures of, well, plants. Ahh, vacation. Seriously. There’s no timeline […]

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A Kosher Girl’s Obsession with Seafood

Mom – fret not: I didn’t eat any seafood while in the Outer Banks or North Carolina. I merely became obsessed with it. Mostly because of the cute shrimp shacks. Seafood shacks are about as ubiquitous as Starbucks. But more colorful and smellier. And we can’t forget the fishing village in Wanchese. They actually still […]

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