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Share My Travels in the American West: The Great Plains
2014-11-23 16:12
One of the first places I went on my trip to the Great Plains was Dodge City, Kansas. It used to be a cattle town back in the days of the Old West. That means that cowboys would "drive" (herd) cattle into Dodge City. After long months on the trail, the cowboys were more than happy to stop in town and have some fun! Of course, for many of them, "fun" meant drinking and doing disreputable things. So during the time of the cattle drives, it was a rough place. The Boot Hill Museum has a dis ...
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Share My Summer Travels in the American West: The Columbia River.
2014-11-23 15:35
This summer, I spent some time traveling in the American West. Specifically, I went to the Great Plains and the Columbia River. I uploaded some pictures from my travels several months ago, but have forgotten to put them in a blog until now. Portland, Oregon, a very rainy city! Astoria, Oregon, is a town near where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. My Grandfather was born there! The Columbia meets the Pacific at a place called the Columbia Bar, which is dangerous ...
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Share Route 66 Adventures
2014-2-8 15:35
Route 66 is a famous American road. Well, it's not officially a highway anymore, but you can still see parts of it.Back in the mid twentieth century it was an important route between Chicago and Los Angeles. Poor farmers from Oklahoma drove it to California to find work. Vacationing families travelled on it. A guy named Bobby Troupe wrote a song about it that was recorded by popular singer Nat King Cole. Many interesting attractions were built along its route. My dad and I have taken it ho ...
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Share California Cross Section Day 3: To the Sea! (and a map)
2014-1-6 05:34
California Cross Section Day 3: To the Sea! (and a map)
Leaving Taft, we passed through the Cuyama Valley and reached the ocean near Santa Barbara Here is a map of the trip, except for the boring parts (to and from the Los Angeles area)
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Share California Cross Section Day 2: Cerro Gordo, Taft, and places in between
2014-1-6 05:13
California Cross Section Day 2: Cerro Gordo, Taft, and places in between
The next day, we crossed Death Valley and went to a ghost town called Cerro Gordo. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there was a lot of mining there. It went through a few periods of growth and decline before it became mostly abandoned. There was actually a bed and breakfast (a type of hotel) there until 2009. Now there is a full time caretaker who maintains the main buildings. Recommended listening: "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie. http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_X ...
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Share California Cross Section: Day 1 (to Death Valley Junction)
2014-1-6 04:51
California Cross Section: Day 1 (to Death Valley Junction)
A few days ago, my Dad and I went on a trip in which we crossed California from East to West. We passed through dry deserts, fertile valleys, and mountains before reaching the ocean. Our first night was in Death Valley Junction. It was built as a railroad town about a hundred years ago. Trains carrying things mined in Death Valley itself would come in from the west. Their cargo would then be put on the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, which would take it to a more important railroad on which it ...
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Share USS Iowa visit
2013-10-12 09:23
USS Iowa visit
The USS Iowa is a WWII battleship that is now a museum not far from my hometown.I was excited when I found out it was to be kept there, since I like visiting old ships. I made sure to be there when it was pulled in to the dock. This past summer, I finally got a chance to tour the museum. Here are some of the pictures: The square bathtub was for President Franklin Roosevelt, who travelled on the Iowa and could not use the ship's showers because of his disability. ...
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Share A Visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo
2013-7-15 04:45
A Visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo
About a month ago I paid a visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo. It is a small zoo, but still enjoyable. Here I will share some of the things I saw: Penguins A tortoise A Bald Eagle Giraffes, including two babies! Lions Golden Lion Tamarins California Condors, and many others!
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Share San Francisco Chinatown
2013-7-12 01:56
San Francisco Chinatown
Here is part two of my series on Chinatowns. These pictures are from last year.
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Share Natural Beauty of New England
2013-7-9 11:33
Natural Beauty of New England
A few weeks ago, I visited New England, a part of America that consists of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. I had been there before, but had forgotten how beautiful parts of it are! I would like to share a few photos of nature in New England. The first picture is in the Green Mountains of Vermont: These next pictures are in Franconia Notch State Park, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire:
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