Wanganui Scenery

The picturesque river district of Wanganui is located on the West coast of New Zealand’s North Island, just 2 ½ hours’ drive from the capital, Wellington. The town itself lies on the South Taranaki Bite near the mouth of the Whanganui River and is famous for its parklands and reserves, cycling and walking tracks and… Continue reading Wanganui Scenery

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Capsule History of Breckenridge, the 10th Mountain Division and FDR

Franklin D. Roosevelt began his 3rd term as President of the United States January 20, 1941, making him the only president to be elected for three terms. He served during both the Great Depression and World War II. During World War II, the United States Army’s 10th Mountain Division trained between 1941 and 1945 by… Continue reading Capsule History of Breckenridge, the 10th Mountain Division and FDR

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The Rainforests You Didn’t Know Existed (Ireland to Malaysia)

Rainforests are more than just a fascinatingly biodiverse environment to explore – they play a crucial role in preserving the future of mankind, with a recent study showing that rainforests absorb more than half of the carbon emissions around the world. This means the preservation of rainforests goes beyond a mere conceit – it’s an… Continue reading The Rainforests You Didn’t Know Existed (Ireland to Malaysia)

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Plastic Vacation in Florida

Even though I have been in Florida for 37 years I’ve only been to Disney World about 3 times. I have to say that I don’t have any good memories being there. The only things I can recall are the long lines, crying babies, very expensive food, beer and other refreshments. I recall feeling very… Continue reading Plastic Vacation in Florida

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Autumn Leaves Are Falling

Autumn is a wonderful time. It is the end of the beginning. In Spring, everything comes to life after being dormant through the cold winter months. Then Summer arrives and everything blossoms and grows. Finally, Autumn is upon us and the trees shed their leaves waiting for the next time they can come back to… Continue reading Autumn Leaves Are Falling

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