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Interesting Attractions On Route 66 In Arizona

This sign is in the shape of Arizona, and it's made out of copper perries, laid flat.

From National Parks and Indian Ruins to quaint little towns and hiking trails, there are lots of interesting attractions on Route 66 in Arizona! Some things take hours, some take moments, and some take days, but I can assure you, there is something for everybody on Route 66.  Table of Contents: 1) The South Rim …

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So Many Great Things to Do on Galveston Island

colorful sunset off Pier 21 in Galveston Texas

If your idea of a perfect vacation involves browsing eclectic boutiques, admiring historical homes, and basking on warm sandy beaches, Galveston Island has all that!  This barrier island, cradled in the warm Gulf waters, has plenty to offer in the way of character and charm. And as I’ve discovered, there are so many great things …

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So Many Great Things To Do in Northern Indiana

A sign in the shape of the state of indiana.

Growing up in Michigan and Illinois, I never spent much time in Indiana.  But this past summer, I learned that there are so many great things to do in Northern Indiana!  Let me tell you about them! Do You Know Where You’re Staying? If you are traveling, you should stay in a centrally-located town. I …

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The Road to Rushmore

Looks like a guy headed out to the open field! What the....?

During the summer of 2020, while we had so much time on our hands, my sister and I decided to make plans to visit Mt Rushmore someday.  Then, in the Spring of 2021, I heard that Robert David Steele #UNRIG and Scott McKay “Patriot Street Fighter” were both speaking at events near Mt Rushmore/Custer for …

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More Than Mount Rushmore

Four Presidential Faces engraved into/out of the rocky mountainside; the National Monument they call Mount Rushmore: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln..

Hello and welcome! If you’re new to the story, we began in Galveston three days ago!  My sister and I (and her two kiddos) have now arrived safely in Hill City, South Dakota. The room reservations were made in advance and thankfully everything was in order! We’ve been looking forward to exploring this area because …

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Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower behind the American Flag

In July of 2021, my sister and I jumped into her car and took a 3-week drive! We had a general idea of the locations we wanted to visit, but we didn’t make any advance reservations because we didn’t want to be slaves to the calendar. At this point in our journey, we had been staying …

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Crown Point Car Cruise

The grill of a red truck

The Crown Point Car Cruise is a fun event that is held on Thursdays beginning in June and going through September! That’s right: From 4 to 8 PM on Thursdays, the shiny cars are lined up and down either side of the street, and inside the pavilion! There are several food vendors, and of course, …

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The Town of Sylvester TX

First-ever gas station, and its reflection in a puddle by the road.

On day 2 of our journey, just outside of Abilene, we found the very old Town of Sylvester, TX.  It’s not only old, but it actually seems to be melting into the ground!  The buildings are deteriorating, with no new construction replacing it! The Bluebonnet Cafe As we pulled into town, the old Bluebonnet Cafe …

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Navarro County Rest Area

Four iron legs stand from the floor to the ceiling with cross-iron sections making big Xes. Some sort of pulley in the middle. Looks like it might be related to oil drilling. But it's definitely art.

It’s only the first day of our three-week journey, and we are just barely out of our own backyard. The heavy rain is absolutely POURING down, which was a huge driving distraction. As a result of the rain, we missed our exit! And as a result of missing the exit, we found the Navarro County …

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