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Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

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We are in Virginia this week traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive.

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From the South just West of Lynchburg, mile marker 65 is the Natural Bridge.

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At mile marker 30 is Crabtree Falls, 2 mile hike round trip.

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Down the road from Crabtree Falls the Appalachian Trail crosses the Tye River with a suspension bridge.

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At the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway the road continues into the Shenandoah National Park and becomes the Skyline Drive. Just before you enter Skyline Drive, standing alone off the side road, an abandon Howard Johnson’s, sad kind-of…va-skd

Around Mile Marker 50 on the Skyline Drive is the Dark Hollow Falls, 4 mile hike round trip…

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Fall is coming and the leaves are just starting to turn, one more week and it will be at it’s peak, i’ll try and capture some of that beauty if i can…

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Charleston South Carolina

They call it the low country, what the demarcation line is i have no idea. I spent the weekend with some old friends in Charleston South Carolina, founded in 1670 this beautiful city on the east coast of the United States has the cultural scene covered along with the some of the best food around.

Arthur Ravenel Bridge leading into the city

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St Michael’s

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Waterfront Park

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St. John…. A lot of churches Charleston-49 St johnSt. Philips

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Washington Park…. Ha! I’ll be there!!!!rebeca-64

Magnolias on E. Bay St. Upscale Southern food.

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Grand Canyon – South Rim

Just outside of the Grand Canyon National Park, Maria waits for tourist to stop and buy her turquoise and silver jewelry, we oblige. I ask the obvious questions I’m sure she has heard all her life. With her hair held up by a Bic pen she tells me she is Navajo (American Indian), and her family has been here since the beginning of time, such a lovely woman, I wish I had more time to spend with her…GrandCanyon-2 GrandCanyon-3 GrandCanyon-6

We are on our 6th day traveling around Arizona and Utah and today we are at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon…

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Next Flagstaff and Phoenix Arizona…

Glen Canyon Utah

We are on day four traveling around Arizona and Utah. Yesterday we were finding pot on our hike in Sedona, today we are on a boat motoring up Lake Powell making our way through Glen Canyon to reach the tallest natural bridge in the world, RAINBOW BRIDGE.

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Once the boat docks it’s a short hike to the monument. 234 feet (71 m) tall Rainbow Bridge was not known to the outside world until 1909.

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Next, The Grand Canyon…

Smoking Pot on the trail

We are traveling around Arizona and Utah this week, first stop Sedona Arizona.

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A local told us of a great hike that tourist rarely get to and that I could get a good shot from behind Cathedral Rock. Once there I sit in the shade and take this shot.

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This is the spot to “Zin-out” because next to me is a bag of pot and a pipe, I look around and no one is in sight, no one … “Hmmm”, I take a picture of it, pick it up, smell it. “Hmmm”, I look around again, not a soul except my partner Ms. E. Well… I put it back ;) where I found it, maybe the next hiker will enjoy it…Pot on trail

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Next Glen Canyon Utah

Washington DC

There is only one way to see the sights in Washington DC and that is by bicycle, we loaded up and headed to the National Mall.

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The Smithsonian…

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At lunch time we rode into China Town just a few blocks away. Not bad, roast duck soup and fried noodle at the NEW BIG WONG…

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Lincoln Memorial…

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Baltimore MD, USA

Despite recent unrest and riots, Baltimore is a beautiful city. The following are a few of the people and places we visited this past week. Bring a bicycle.

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A “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” museum and “Hard Rock” screams tourist trap and the Inner Harbor is no exception. Worth a short look but venture out a little further to get a better feel of what this city is about.

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The Washington Monument on Charles St. could once be seen from the harbor but is now shadowed by hi-rise buildings.balitmore2015

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We were within walking distance of Gertrude’s located in the Baltimore Museum of Art. Chef John Shields makes it all worth while and so does our beautiful waitress…

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We pass by this beautiful church…

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Up on top of Federal Hill park the Mom’s flock around with their babies… Great view of the harbor from here.
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We stop here for lunch with this fellow…

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North of the harbor on Charles Street is Tapas Teatro… Outside dinning…

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Across the street …

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Fort McHenry (Wiki)

Fort McHenry: Each morning the 15 star flag is raised with the help of who ever is around. This
flag flew during the War of 1812. This war between the US States and Britain settle a few minor differences that were not settled during the Revolutionary War.

 

 

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Inner Harbor

  1. Hard Rock, Aquarium, Parking
  2. Fells Point
  3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
  4. Federal Hill
  5. Fort McHenry

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