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Driving Myself Un-Crazy on Blue Ridge Parkway

The stone-faced walls were still crying as the last droplets of liquid ice rained on Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia; and the bare branches of the trees resisted the howling winds and reached up into the bellies of the low dark clouds — as if to impatiently grab a vestige of their delayed spring yet to be heralded…

…and the ribbon of grey asphalt was winding its way around mountain peaks; hugging the cliffs as if for dear life; and rolling along the hills as each mile was consumed.

There was no…

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A Visit to George Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown

After parking the car in the small parking lot, the building many visitors usually see first is the museum for George Washington’s headquarters — which features a number of historic collections and exhibits displaying furniture, weapons, documents and other objects from the 1700s — and is a…

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Standing Where George Washington Was Born

Known as the father of the United States — as well as served as its first president — George Washington would have been 286 years old today, Thursday, February 22, 2018; and in his honor is this article pertaining to my unintentional visit to his birthplace.

I used the word unintentional because…

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One of the More Bizarre Closets in a Hotel Room Which I Have Ever Seen

A closet is arguably one of the least complicated parts of a hotel room, as it does not require plumbing, electricity — save for a light in some cases, or comfort for the guests. Its main goal is to provide hidden storage for the belongings of guests — and, perhaps, to contain such items as a luggage rack, an iron, an ironing board, a plastic laundry bag, and a virtually useless safe…

…but in one hotel room was a closet which I found rather bizarre — and it…

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14 Famous Destinations in Minimalist Travel Posters

Planning a trip to a destination at which you have never been can be exciting, fulfilling and rewarding; but it can also be exasperating — especially when attempting to ensure that the schedule works for you as best as possible while simultaneously the most value for your money…

…but sometimes, the first problem of planning a trip is…

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My First Stay at a Tru by Hilton Hotel — and The Verdict Is…

Driving east from Las Vegas back to the greater Atlanta metropolitan area meant that I would be passing by a Tru by Hilton hotel property; and as I had never stayed at one, I thought I would try it out — especially as I was to earn 1,000 bonus Hilton Honors points during this promotion, which has since expired.

Tru by Hilton is…

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Remembering Hilton Paris Orly Airport: Retro Review

I stayed at the Hilton Paris Orly Airport hotel property back in late June of 2008 and had a nice stay; so I thought that in honor of this hotel property leaving the Hilton worldwide portfolio of hotel and resort properties effective as of…

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Trenton Makes The World Takes: The Lower Trenton Toll-Supported Bridge

When driving on United States Highway 1 on the toll bridge over the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, one cannot help but see the old green metal bridge just to the north, proudly proclaiming the words Trenton Makes The World Takes on its side.

Having driven past this bridge numerous times, I decided to…

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Standing in the Middle of the Eastern End of Interstate 70

Interstate 70 is one of the stranger major highways in the United States. For one example, its interchange in Breezewood in Pennsylvania loops around itself, with a traffic light at United States Highway 30 — one of the rare locations in which a traffic light interrupts the traffic flow of an interstate highway.

I have not yet been to Breezewood; so I have no photographs nor comments pertaining to actual experience with this interchange.

Additionally…

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