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Alonzo Cushing and my Gettysburg visit

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is as good as any Epcot attraction!

First Lieutenant Alonzo "Lon" Cushing was decorated with the nation's highest military honor for his service at Gettysburg. The presentation was more than 150 years in  the making.

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Leaf Peeping and More in the Smoky Mountains

Dome at Stone Mountain State Park

With a fabulous forecast in the region this week and weekend, I'm headed to the Smoky Mountains! Nothing like fresh air, beautiful scenery—hopefully some local apples—to invigorate the soul!

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What’s behind the Haunted House at Creekside Manor?

I was genuinely frightened when Hell Dog lunged at me while touring Hagerstown/Antietam KOA

I occasionally contribute to the KOA (Kampgrounds of America) blog. Last year, I was speaking at a Maryland cancer event and got a tip that a nearby campground operated a haunted house with a regional draw.

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Chattanooga, You’re More than Your Tourist Traps!

Statue detail The International Towing & Recovery Museum

Headed from Cherokee, North Carolina to Chattanooga, Tennessee I started seeing billboards for Rock City and its sister properties on Lookout Mountain everywhere. They gave me a Wall Drug Store feeling.

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Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cherokee public art bear

I created this free guide to planning a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just click the link below. No registration required.

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FDR’s Little White House and the Joy of Solo Travel

FDR's Ford with hand controls

Coming home from my recent swing through the Deep South I found myself northeast of Columbus, Georgia on a byway. I came upon a brown highway sign—always a welcome sight to my eyes—that said "FDR's Little White House 15 miles." The arrow pointed left.

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Gettysburg and My “Mixed” Marriage

Faces of Gettysburg


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Floydfest 2013

The 80-acre plateau where Floyd is located is turned into tent city for Floydfest, so hopefully you've taken my advice to try camping.

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