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The Fantastic Umbrella Factory

“Originally opened in 1760, the Fantastic Umbrella Factory is actually a small farm near the coast of Rhode Island and was opened as a plant nursery, petting zoo and gift-bazaar during the 1960s.”via atlasobscura.com “Today, the Umbrella Factory is a favorite among Rhode-Islanders who stop by the strange, tiny farm to check out the bizarre […]

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Cruisin’ Cades Cove Loop

My Wanderlust is 100% the fault of my Dad. He has always inspired curiosity and exploration. While visiting me in Seymour, TN recently we decided to head over to Cades Cove and drive their 11 mile, one way loop tour. It’s a valley abundant in wildlife, historic buildings and majestic mountain views. We bought a $1 […]

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Abandoned Tweetsie Bridges & Tunnel

The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad or as the locals call it Tweetsie railroad was a smaller than usual rail built in 1886. It ran through the mountains from Johnson City to Hampton via Elizabethton. Residents at one point even called it the  “Railway with a Heart” as railroad personnel often performed errands for the locals […]

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Never Again

While visiting a friend in Munich last July I finally decided to get over my overwhelming angst and visit Dachau. It was an absolutely beautiful day, which really contrasted the darkness of the place we were going. I have avoided even looking at the raw photos, let alone editing through them… until now. I really don’t […]

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Florida Bound | Day 1

Heading east on 22 in Mississippi, on my way back to Florida, I decided to enjoy the beautiful sunset and stretch my legs at the Elvis Presley birthplace. It was a bit chilly and they were already closed but I was able to wander the grounds a bit a snap a few photos. Next time […]

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Adventuring with Heidi

My sister and I had a few days of lazy catch up time but we also fit in some adventure in Memphis. Monday night she treated me to see the genius of Neil deGrasse Tyson at the ornate Orpheum (which I unfortunately did not get photos of) and Thursday we explored the Elmwood Cemetery. Elmwood Cemetery is […]

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“Time crumbles things…”

  “Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.” Aristotle Peace River Campgrounds is 165-acres of Florida nature goodness. The “ruins” of the All-Florida Chautauqua amphitheater offered entertainment for one season in 1929 apparently. The Great Depression and a fire in the 1930s sealed it’s […]

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