This Is Not My Dolly

I’m becoming more and more a fan of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Eleanor’s commitment to humanity, and Franklin’s leadership qualities stand out if you look for them.  As we visit the Federal, State, and Army Corp of Engineers facilities often we see plaques commemorating the services of the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC).  The early 1930’s… Continue reading This Is Not My Dolly

Quoddy Head – Most Eastern Point

Eastport, Maine was just across the bay from our campground, but it took over an hour to get there.  Supposedly it had a fantastic bakery, and we wanted Blueberry Pie.  We never found the fantastic bakery, and settled for a lame Blueberry turnover.   We learned Eastport was the setting for the Fox Television’s filming of… Continue reading Quoddy Head – Most Eastern Point

Tides, Eleanor, and Howe

From Lubec, ME To Campobello Canada Lubec, ME is located on a peninsula overlooking an excellent ice-free harbor, the town was first settled about 1775.  Fun fact – in 1897 Reverend Prescott Jernegan and Charles Fisher from Martha's Vineyard claimed to have developed a method of using "accumulators" to get gold from sea water.  The scheme attracted investors… Continue reading Tides, Eleanor, and Howe

Sightseeing in Gloucester, MASS

Tides It was in the Cape Ann, Gloucester, Rockport area where I started to appreciate ocean tides. Seeing the vast area and height with which they affect the seascape, helped me to appreciate being by an ocean shore.  The Perfect Storm novel also went into great detail of how tides and currents come into play when… Continue reading Sightseeing in Gloucester, MASS

Sherando National Forest, Virginia

Good Gig Mike and Eileen have an interesting gig going on. Both are private chefs. They contract with B&B facilities in Colorado, and on the East Coast.  For ten years they have been traveling back and forth between the shoulder seasons.  Vacationing skiers in Colorado (6 months), and the Vanderbilt types (4 months) along the East Coast. … Continue reading Sherando National Forest, Virginia

The Gatlinburg Surprise

From Elkmont campground we drove to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  I was really surprised by what we found.  My expectations were based on a hodge podge clump of public education I picked up in fourth grade – “Fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue”, and then there was "One-ith by land, two-ith by sea, and… Continue reading The Gatlinburg Surprise