Monthly Archives: December 2009

Spotlight on Mount Rushmore National Memorial, USA

                Mount Rushmore National Memorial is truly impressive and inspirational, especially for Americans.  It consists of four (4) American presidents sculpted out of a massive granite cliff.  The heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Southern Maine Coast, USA

               The Southern Maine Coast contains a number of picturesque and quaint towns and villages.              Beginning at the New Hampshire border, Kittery is more famous for its outlet shopping than its ambience, but it is extremely popular as … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Petrified Forest National Park, USA

               Petrified Forest National Park is located in Eastern Arizona, just off and straddling Interstate 10.  This park preserves many excellent examples of petrified wood, trees which have been buried, mineralized, and subsequently uplifted.  The park also contains colorful … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Mesa Verde National Park, USA

               Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, is the premier Native American archeological sight in the USA.  The highlights for most visitors are the striking cliff dwellings which date back to about 1200 AD.  … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, USA

              Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on the Big Island of Hawaii, allows visitors an up-close and personal look at the wonder and devastation associated with volcanoes.  Mauna Loa and Kilauea are the two volcanoes featured in the park.  There … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Maui, Hawaii, USA

              Maui, the “Valley Isle”, is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands.  It is a land dominated by two volcanoes, Haleakala to the east, and Pu’u Kukui to the west with a wide valley between them that makes … Continue reading

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