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Watkins Glen New York

Watkins Glen will forever have a place in racing history.  On October 2, 1948, it became  the first post World War II race in America  hosted in the quiet village streets. Today, visitors can drive the original 6.6 mile Grand … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth Adirondacks

  Spanning more than six million acres with over 100 welcoming communities, the Adirondack Region is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48. Like a patchwork quilt, the Adirondacks are made up of twelve distinct regional … Continue reading

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Spectacular Sights in the US

29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die Mar 11, 2014 If you live in the U.S., you don’t need a passport to see what mother nature has to offer. 1. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska AER Wilmington … Continue reading

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Danger in Paradise

Hawaii was a place I had always wanted to go and I have just recently gone twice.  David gave a paper at a conference in Honolulu on two different occasions.  I flew from Arizona and met him the first time, … Continue reading

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Pow Wow

This local Pow Wow has become a family tradition.  This year, my Onondaga daughter was with us.  Some of the Iroquois from Syracuse  were there selling  traditional crafts and corn soup and fry bread.   The drumming filled the air, … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon of the East

Our Saturday started with a Lacrosse game in Tonawanda, a suburb of Buffalo.  John, Parker’s other grandfather was there and we told him we were off to see Niagara Falls after the game.  He asked if we knew about Letchworth … Continue reading

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‘Whale Rider,’ the Film

  New Zealand has become  a huge player in international film with settings for the Lord of the Rings films, and Avatar.  The natural scenery is spectacular in Whale Rider and set in a Maori village of the indigenous people … Continue reading

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Sacred Trees

Trees are included in religious mythology  either as sacred objects or in the teaching of beliefs from the beginning of faith systems. Primitive worship in  all parts of the world include the importance of trees and rocks. The tree is … Continue reading

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Roaring Along

Cohoes, ( Co-HOS, a Native American name)  New York is an old mill city which had its hay day around the Civil War. But today, there is news from Cohoes about her lovely waterfall located on the Mohawk River. It … Continue reading

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