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  • Cycling The Route of the Hiawatha in North Idaho
    Cycling The Route of the Hiawatha in North Idaho
    The temperatures in the Inland Northwest have finally calmed down so that it is actually pleasant to spend time outdoors. Even cycling sounds appealing right now andNorth Idaho is home to a whole lot of gorgeous trails and scenery. Enjoying the...
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    Overlook and following the streams
    Having developed an obsession about local streams, I have been studying their origin and following them through neighborhoods. Workman are digging around various roads these days, and it has to do with putting in new pipes to route the streams...
  • Albuquerque’s Sandia Peak Tramway steals the scenery show
    Albuquerque’s Sandia Peak Tramway steals the scenery show
    Albuquerque has many scenic things to boast about and the Sandia Peak Tramway is no exception. It is simply known as the tram; it starts at the base of the massive Sandia Mountains and concludes at the top/peak, which is over 10,000 feet in...
  • Toledo's Naturally Beautiful Parks
    Toledo's Naturally Beautiful Parks
    Toledo, Ohio is a lovely Mid Western City. Flanked with lakes and lined with greenery, it is a great place to live and watch the seasons change. While Summer is still here, it feels like Autumn, and the Autumn breezes we have had lately causes us...
  • An I-77 travelogue, part 1
    An I-77 travelogue, part 1
    Sometimes there’s something soothing about motoring along a very familiar stretch of expressway, subliminally absorbing the features of the subtly changing landscape and the many communities along the way.Before even joining Interstate 77, I...
  • Scenic Mississippi..
    Scenic Mississippi..
    There are a thousand things you hear about Mississippi, but the one thing you should know is how beautiful it is! Mississippi is a state that is completely lush with greenery. There are pine trees everywhere you look, magnolias in bloom, and...
  • Ten of Los Angeles's most varied hikes
    Ten of Los Angeles's most varied hikes
    It's easy to assume that everything in Southern California looks the same. Even fans of the region have to admit that after a while, there's a certain monotony to the strip malls, housing tracts and, of course, the freeways. However, where...
  • Franciscan Hobbies
    Model stores of the Bay: Franciscan Hobbies
    With the continuous move towards digitizing just about everything, traditional brick and mortar stores have a tough time competing with online shopping. Fortunately for tabletop enthusiasts in the Bay Area, places like Franciscan Hobbies are still...
  • Yoctangee Park amenities include toilet facilities
    Enjoy scenic Yoctangee Park with your dog
    Yoctangee Park is known to Chillicothe and Ross County residents for its scenic beauty during all seasons of the year. Located in historic downtown Chillicothe, the park is a great place to take your dog for a walk and enjoy the day.Click on the...
  • Santa Barbara County: 3 nights to renewal, Part 2
    Santa Barbara County: 3 nights to renewal, Part 2
    This is the second, and closing, part of a report on a three-night getaway to Santa Barbara County. For the first part, please click here. As you'll recall,Part Oneended with a wonderful dinner at Bouchon.Day ThreeAhhhh … peace. You...
  • Santa Barbara County: 3 nights to renewal
    Santa Barbara County: 3 nights to renewal
    No doubt about it. Bay Area recreation and entertainment opportunities abound. Still, there are times when getting away from home routines can make similar opportunities elsewhere seem transcendent. When your next urge for an escape takes hold,...
  • Itasca Fog
    Biking Itasca, Breathe It In
    Peaceful, serene, and undeniably beautiful, Itasca State Park is one of the most attractive places in Minnesota to plan your next bike ride.The Tour De Pines bike trek is aptly named. Huge pine trees line your trail as you maneuver your bike to...
  • kayaking in the mangroves
    Calling all shutterbugs: Florida Keys photos wanted for website
    An interactive Florida Keys Photo Adventure website has been unveiled showcasing the island chain renowned for its natural beauty and visual appeal, reports the Florida Keys PR firm today. The site is linked from the home page of the official...
  • Caves
    Play-by-Post RPing: Writing posts: scenery, Part 02
    In the previous article we discussed using the scenery in a post to offer a general description of the surroundings and to give other players something to expand off of to create more detailed and meaningful posts. Also mentioned was using the...
  • Describe that scene!
    Play-by-Post RPing: Writing posts: scenery, Part 01
    A site has been joined, a character created, and approval granted. Now the game can begin! But writing posts can be difficult, especially for beginning RPers. Some players run out of ideas, some can't write good opening posts, and others...
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