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Big Guns.

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:37:24 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 13 Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, June 14, 2012 32-pounder, Model 1829 Of the heavy guns manufactured in the US during the first half of the 19th century, the 32-pdr smoothbore was by far the most prolific, with a variety of models and lengths.  The Navy alone purchased […]



Tug and Tow on the Arkansas River.

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:53:51 +0000

As viewed from the Pulaski County Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge – more commonly known as Big Dam Bridge – April 28, 2007. Three from the Road – no. 12 The Big Dam Bridge, near Little Rock,  is an excellent spot for viewing if there is watercraft locking through Murray Lock. Opened in 2006, the pedestrian […]



Union.

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:49:00 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 11 (plus one) Springfield Union Station, adjacent to the Lincoln Presidential Library, operated for 73 years beginning January 2, 1898.  It now serves as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library visitor center. Union Square Park  and  Springfield Union Station occupy a city block next to  the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.  […]



Devils Island.

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:49:00 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 10 Wisconsin’s Devils Island is one of the 22 Apostle Islands of Lake Superior.  It has also been known as Louisiana Island, Barney and Lamborn’s Island, Brownstone Island, and Rabbit Island.  The highest point on the island is 50 feet above the nominal level of Lake Superior.  Dramatic rock […]



Petrified Forest.

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:19:00 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 9 After visiting the Grand Canyon in October, 2011, we were heading towards Carlsbad, with several stops along the way.  The first was Petrified Forest National Park. Located in northeastern Arizona, the park includes about 146 square miles (380 km2)  semi-desert shrub steppe and highly eroded, colorful badlands – […]



Lewistown.

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:37:00 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 8 Our September 2007 detour to Lewistown, Montana was to get set up with a satellite Internet system to use with our fifth wheel camper when we traveled. The dealer we were buying from had an extra RV spot at his house which let us use while he custom […]



Upper Sioux Agency.

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:19:00 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 7 During our September 2013 trip, we camped at Minnesota’s Upper Sioux Agency State Park in the Yellow Medicine River Campground.  The park landscape encompasses grasslands, wetlands, woods, open prairie knolls, old fields, and meadows.  The park includes the historic site of the Upper Sioux or Yellow Medicine Agency. […]



Territorial Fair.

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:35:00 +0000

On May 12, 2007, the Historic Arkansas Museum hosted its annual Territorial Fair, with living history presentations, hands-on activities for children, 19th century dancing and crafts demonstrations.  While Karen demonstrated hand quilting, I wandered through the fair and other area places of interest. Three from the Road – no. 6 More info: Historic Arkansas Museum […]



Sullivan’s Island.

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:02:00 +0000

Three from the Road – no. 5 On our trip to Charleston, South Carolina in June 2012, we visited the beach on Sullivan’s Island a couple of times and explored Fort Moultrie. Images are from Sullivan’s Island on the afternoon of June 13, 2012. More info: Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina – Wikipedia Town of Sullivan’s […]



High over the Arkansas River.

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:32:00 +0000

The Royal Gorge Bridge crosses the the Royal Gorge 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado, measuring from the bridge deck to the river below. The bridge held the record of the highest bridge in the world from 1929 to 2001, surpassed now by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China.  It […]



Shafer Canyon and White Rim.

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:28:00 +0000

Several old roads are visible from the top of the mesa called Island in the Sky in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park.  Most are relics from mining and prospecting in the past.  Shafer Canyon Road drops from the top of the Mesa all the way down to the Colorado River.  White Rim Road, connects part way […]



Louisiana–in Missouri.

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:28:00 +0000

We visited Louisiana, Missouri, in June 2007, while staying in a campground nearby.  We discovered a number of interesting murals there. Comparing a modern day image from Georgia Street with a mural depicting the same street from the early 20th century, you can identify some buildings that still exist. In the image below, I blended […]



Foggy Day.

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:23:00 +0000

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas, January 3, 2007. Three from the Road – no. 1 Three from the Road is my newest series of images from places we’ve visited.  I have a large number of digital images preselected for sharing.  One image will be randomly selected – or, in some cases, semi-randomly – and then […]



Market Color..

Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:29:00 +0000

Dane County Farmer’s market on the Square, Madison Wisconsin, September 15, 2012. The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the U.S. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table. No resale is allowed. – Dane County Farmers Market Madison, Wisconsin links: Dane County Farmers Market City of […]



Sandhills.

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:42:00 +0000

Lincoln County, Nebraska, August 17, 2007 “The Nebraska Sandhills are the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere. Over 50,000 square kilometers, or close to 20,000 square miles in extent (not counting some outliers), the Sandhills are fragile grasslands that are wild, sparsely settled, desolate, and beautiful in unexpected ways.” – Lincoln City […]



Rocky Mountain Trail.

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:27:00 +0000

Nymph and Dream Lakes hike, Rocky Mountain National Park, Sept 15, 2011 This was the second time we had hiked the Nymph, Dream & Emerald Lakes trail.  It had snowed at the highest elevations overnight and, with inclement weather threatening, we had spent the morning in Estes Park, hoping we could get out on the […]



Sunset over Canton Lake.

Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:36:00 +0000

Sandy Cove, Canton Lake, Oklahoma, September 5, 2011 From Wikipedia: Canton Lake is a lake in Blaine and Dewey counties in Oklahoma, near Longdale and Canton. Its main source of water is the North Canadian River. It’s about an hour away from Enid. Canton Dam was a 1948 project of the Southwestern Division of the […]



Bawdy Mural.

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:03:00 +0000

Old Colorado City, Colorado, September 10, 2011. Old Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City are part of the South Central Colorado Urban Area (Wikipedia). Old Colorado City is actually a nationall historic district in the city of Colorado Springs that was incorporated into Colorado Springs in 1917.  Adjacent to each […]



Sipapu.

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:07:00 +0000

Sipapu Natural Bridge Trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, September 30, 2011. Natural Bridges National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of the Four Corners boundary of southeast Utah, in the western United States, at the junction of White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon, part of the Colorado River […]



Bull Elk.

Sun, 04 Aug 2013 09:36:00 +0000

Along Fall River Road, Rocky Mountains National Park September 12, 2011. Links: Rocky Mountain National Park National Park Service Wikipedia Facebook Wikitravel Elk (Wapiti) Wikipedia View Larger Map Random travel image #39