Author Archives: Phoenix 2552

Batch Posting

October 13, 2020 Here we are again, dumping a load of blog posts that are seriously past due (and we have a bunch more to type up that are also seriously past due). It seems we prefer to be volunteering, … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

April 2020 On a trip to Florida long ago we met people involved in Manatee rescue. They were selling adoption packets for $25. We “planted a seed” and adopted a manatee named “Ginger” for our granddaughter (she had a dog … Continue reading

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We Cut the Anchor!! (another “Best Laid Plans” blog post)

February 14, 2020 This is the beautiful house we lived in for over 30 years. Trees, woods, critters, a large lake (hiding behind those trees) and peace and quiet in the midst of the Maryland hustle and bustle and crowds. … Continue reading

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Kings Mountain and Cowpens National Battlefields

September 27, 2019 Kings Mountain State Park We camped at Kings Mountain State Park. The campground road was full of potholes, the site driveways were almost as bad, and the sites were not even close to being level. Fortunately we … Continue reading

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Susquehanna State Park, MD

September 7, 2019 We often take things for granted that are near where we live or that we see on a regular basis. Having lived in the DC area for over 36 years, there are a LOT of things that … Continue reading

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Fort Michilamakinac

August 12, 2019 Beginning in the late 1600s, the Straits of Mackinac became a strategic crossroads for Great Lakes travelers. Three cultures – English, French, and Native American – converged here, not always peacefully. In the summer, Native Americans came … Continue reading

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Knife River Villages NHS, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Mandan, Garrison Dam Fish Hatchery

August 6, 2019 Knife River Villages National Historic Site The Lewis & Clark expedition stopped along the way at this Mandan village along the banks of the Missouri River. Near here they built a small fort, Fort Mandan, where they … Continue reading

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Medora, North Dakota

July 30, 2019 Medora is the gateway to the Southern Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And NO, we did not see the Medora Musical. Every single person that heard we went to the national park asked if we … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

July 29 – August 3, 2019 WAY up north is a National Park well worth the drive. We’d heard about it and actually hoped to get there last summer with Chloe but it is so far away from anything else … Continue reading

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Spearfish South Dakota

July 21-28 2019 We had several reasons for spending time here. First, we have relatives that live a few minutes away from the Spearfish City Campground, where we stayed. Second, we wanted to scope out the area as a possible … Continue reading

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