Category Archives: Travel

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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A Total Eclipse Family Event – 8/21/17

My wife and I (and Sandy Paws, the dog,) journeyed about 750 miles (1200 km) from New Jersey to see and photograph the Total Solar Eclipse last week, meeting up with most of our immediate family for an unforgettable, awesome … Continue reading

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America’s Cup 2017 – How The Wealthy Play

Coinciding with our vacation to Bermuda last week, was the America’s Cup Yacht Preliminaries. Although all the 50′ catamarans  are essencially the same, teams have virtually unlimited options as to trimming and power usage, including navigating savvy, and human endurance.  For example, … Continue reading

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Ahh, the Ponte de Rialto on Canal Grande in Venice, Italy and …Seaside Heights, N.J.

Seaside Heights, New Jersey – May, 2014 Venice, Italy – April, 2011  As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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A Gleam in the Children’s Eyes – Mickey’s Magic Kingdom

As it was two years earlier with our daughter’s family, we once again had the opportunity to experience Florida’s Disneyworld through the eyes of our grand kids – this time with our son’s family.    …Happy Holidays! As usual, click … Continue reading

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Another Amazing Week…Disneyworld, Florida

Always changing, always magical – not to mention the seriously joyful impression on young grandchildren. Walt’s World is truly awesome.  As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂 …

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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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