Monthly Archives: September 2010

Spotlight on Mount St Helens National Monument

Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument, located in southwestern Washington, preserves the area in and around the volcano which last erupted on May 18, 1980 in an incredible display of geology, blowing off the top 350 meter (1000 or so … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Portland, ME, USA

            Prior to the walk, drive to the Eastern Promenade, a row of Victorian houses opposite the waters of Casco Bay. Check out Fort Allen Park and its Cleve Tucker Memorial, at the eastern tip of the area.             From … Continue reading

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Oops! I made a horrible mistake. When I went to my website yesterday, to enter my daily post, there was a message that the website would soon be moved. The suggestion was to make this move immediately, which I foolishly … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Pacific Coast Highway, Segment 5 – Portland, OR to Olympia, WA

             After a visit to Portland, head back to Highway 101 and travel north into Washington state. Again the drive follows the coast and soon becomes the main access road to Olympic National Park, one of America’s most diverse wilderness … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Pacific Coast Highway, Segment 4 – Crescent City, CA to Portland, OR

               Just like California, the Oregon coast offers delightful and dramatic scenery along its entire length. There are several picturesque beaches, such as Cannon Beach, which take your breath away with their photogenic sea stacks and their wild surf. The … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Highway, Segment 3 – Monterey to Crescent City

               San Francisco and its bay comprise one of the most famous cityscapes in the world.   The romance and excitement elicited by its name has been earned over many years.  San Francisco, like New York City, is a melting … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Highway, USA, Segment 2 – Santa Barbara to Monterey

               Hearst Castle, in San Simeon, California, is the mansion of newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst. The estate is located at the top of a mountain, known as La Cuesta Incantada (The Enchanted Hill) and overlooks San Simeon and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Pacific Coast Highway, USA, Segment 1 San Diego to Santa Barbara

  The Pacific Coast Highway via Route 101 or Route 1 stretches from San Diego, California to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.  Probably the most famous part of the route is the section from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  It … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Hudson Valley, NY, USA

     New York’s Hudson Valley extends from Albany south to New York City. Because the river has always been navigable by large boats, it has spawned a plethora of communities tied to the river, both physically and culturally.  Among … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Finger Lakes Region, NY, USA

               The Finger Lakes Region of New York has been a popular destination for people seeking recreational activities for many years. There are numerous state parks in the region, but one of the most popular is located in the … Continue reading

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