Category Archives: Exploring

Rebirth in Great Smokey Mountains, Zoom-in Version

  There is a wonderful five mile one-way roadway just east of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the foothills of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, at 6,923 (2010 m.) The auto turn-outs allow access … Continue reading

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Rebirth in Great Smoky Mts. – Serenely Beautiful

    See updated version of this post (with Zoom In capability)  here A wonderful five mile one-way roadway just east of Gatlinsburg, Tennessee, in the foothills of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains, at … Continue reading

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PWC on Glass – A Summertime Morning

Miles and miles of smooth calm water – it’s a beautiful thing! 7/17/17, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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The Hudson River, Presidents, and Ghosts

A while back I pondered the source of the Hudson River, coursing 315 miles from the slopes of Mt. Marcy, (the highest peak in the Adirondacks of New York State,) to the southern tip of Manhattan. So I went there! … Continue reading

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1958 Thunderbird – This Guy’s First Car

Seventeen came with the privilege to drive –  a legal license for  liberation, freedom, wondrous opportunities to explore with friends or a date, and a major lifestyle advantage. But it would take 20 months before I would actually buy my very own car, … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons and Summer Memories

Eleven years ago this week, returning to New Jersey from a business trip to Rhode Island, I stopped by this charming little 19th century coastal community known as Watch Hill, RI. Among the shuttered and closed buildings was this Book and Tackle shop … … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard – Gay Head (Aquinnah) Lighthouse

This past week we visited Martha’s Vineyard, a quaint, picturesque island just off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts  A few more photo highlights of our ~48 hour visit will be posted shortly. Credits: Wikipedia, The National Park Service, and Wampanoug Tribe info panels. … Continue reading

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