Liberty Ships – Little Pieces of History

Above The USS Alstede 1965 Get to Know Some Old Liberty Ships There are ships that, having been retired (decommissioned) are now serving as living history museums dotted around the U.S. and the world. There are ships like the aircraft carrier Intrepid a Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. The submarine USSContinue reading “Liberty Ships – Little Pieces of History”

On Blogging Part 6 – The Delusion

Maybe it’s time to face reality… This site has been my hobby ( at I was a photographer, an engineer and a business owner with a fair amount of success in each. For the past decade I’ve been retired, and now in my seventies I live to travel. Six continents, over 80 countries andContinue reading “On Blogging Part 6 – The Delusion”

Geography Trivia

You probably wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t an avid traveler so here’s a fun diversion with some interesting observations involving world geography and records. U.S. Coastlines More than half of the coastline of the entireUnited States is in Alaska. 33,903 miles Number two is Florida at 13,576 miles and Louisiana is three atContinue reading “Geography Trivia”

Dubrovnik, Croatia & the Game of Thrones

The Old City of Dubrovnik is where much of Game of Thrones was filmed and that has greatly added to the appeal of this already popular tourist destination. A short walk thru this town quickly shows why it was selected as a backdrop for this popular HBO series. Scenes from the show take in theContinue reading “Dubrovnik, Croatia & the Game of Thrones”

On Blogging 5, Internet Sales and A Concerns

I’m more and more concerned about where the internet is taking us as a culture and what the end game might look like? Travel is still my escape for about four months a year and probably what keeps me semi-sane. When I’m home I confess, I’ve become way to involved with the web. On anContinue reading “On Blogging 5, Internet Sales and A Concerns”

Salvage Dawgs In Roanoke

We’ve been big fans of the show Salvage Dawgs for years. It ran from 2012 for eight years on HGTV and as we planned a trip up the Blue Ridge Mountains a year ago we had to make Roanoke a stop for an afternoon at their store Black Dog Salvage. For all those years theContinue reading “Salvage Dawgs In Roanoke”

Budapest, Hungary

Don’t Miss An Opportunity To Visit Budapest We can’t say enough about Budapest. It’s a beautiful place and it’s easy to get around in with an efficient and extensive public transportation system. The heart of the city is the Danube River with its banks adorned with magnificent buildings from the Parliament building to Buda Castle,Continue reading “Budapest, Hungary”

On Blogging – Part 4

Are We Inside An Echo Chamber? A Story About Changing Times (A Little Bit Of History) It’s hard to believe but we’ve been on the internet for almost twenty years. Our youngest son was still in high school and he created a web site to list our companies products. The amazing thing is that atContinue reading “On Blogging – Part 4”

Montserrat Mountain, Spain

An Easy Day Trip From Barcelona A short trip out of Barcelona, Spain is to the mountain of Montserrat. It is a mountain famous for rock climbing, great hiking trails, grand vistas and is a religious site with a Basilica, monastery, convents and a number of shrines. Getting To The Mountain From Barcelona From BarcelonaContinue reading “Montserrat Mountain, Spain”

Celebrating The Age Of Railroads In Florida

America owes much of what it has gained on the railroads. From the age of steam and the laying of tracks from coast to coast the United States became a great unified nation. Today there are people who are dedicated to keeping the American railroad story alive. In Florida there are five railroad museums worthyContinue reading “Celebrating The Age Of Railroads In Florida”