Ex post Frackville

Here’s the view of Frackville from a hill where a McDonald’s is located. A poor little town built by coal mining, now powered by wind mills along the ridge behind it. Kind of ironic, don’t you think? Unfortunately, I had a Big Mac for dinner last night. I have been paying for it all day […]

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Fracked in Frackville

Those of you who have watched the newer version of Battlestar Galactica, recognize the term “Frack” as a frequently used profanity. We’ll get there pretty soon. But first, let me set everything up for you. It was a rainy windy morning. When weather allowed I was able to see the ocean. I was able to […]

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I’d never heard of it until I booked a room there at Motel 6. By now you’ve probably discovered that my travel route is determined by the availability of a Motel 6. In the Northeast they are somewhat rare. “Why Motel 6?” you may ask. Well besides being the cheapest motel chain in the country, […]

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Terminus Portland

We’ve gone as far northeast as we’re going to go on this trip. Tomorrow morning Tofu and I will travel down the coast to Connecticut. We’ve been running away from home long enough. It’s time to head home. Today we traveled from Brattleboro, Vermont, across New Hampshire and into Maine. It was a beautiful trip, […]

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Southern Vermont is Beautiful

This morning we were in Oriskany New York. Our Motel was in a strange place. This is the only motel for a couple miles. The training Center is also an airport. But there’s hardly any traffic. Country road wise we had our best day. I didn’t have to stop, turn around, backup, or any other […]

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15 years on the Erie Canal

It was a frosty morning at Niagara Falls. Tofu and I started down the turnpike heading east toward Oriskany (Ore-ISS-kahknee) New York. The turnpike is sometimes called the Eire Canal Highway. As we drove through the mostly flat land, I wondered if we would have an opportunity to encounter the Canal. The turnpike is very […]

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On to Niagara Falls

My blog problem has been resolved. Sorry if you found the last one confusing. I’m not going to look at it for awhile. So this morning we woke up to this outside our door. Leaving Carlisle I immediately got us lost. After some cursing, we got back on track and headed North. Saw some stuff […]

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Oh Shenandoah

Jimmy Stewart was Lynnie’s favorite actor. The movie Shenandoah, starring Jimmy Stewart, came out in 1965, which was also the year we got together. So as today Tofu and I crossed the Blue Ridge mountains, and came into the Shenandoah valley, I thought “Lynnie would love to see this. The golden trees, the gorgeous farm […]

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Battle after battle

I visited 5 battlefields on a rainy day. First was Petersburg; south of Richmond (Robert E. Lees’s home). Grant was attempting to get to Richmond by going after Petersburg first. We’re visiting these battles in the opposite order of their occurrence. I crossed Battery five and then went Dow stairs and a trail that led […]

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