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  • My 8th Idaho Trip Begins!Ah, I am finally caught up with blog posts! Now, I have started a two-week music camp called "The Encounter" which culminates in choral and operatic performances in conjunction with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in which my parents play here Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Jul 25, 2017
  • Rail RoyaltyOn July 2, I birded Bartel Grassland Forest Preserve with my good buddy Jonathan Bontrager from Indiana in hopes of finding a rare species called a King Rail, a bird that would be a life bird for him! EASTERN MEADOWLARK singing: [img=http://photos.tra Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Jul 25, 2017
  • Prairie Warbler in the Prairie State!June 8: I birded with Carolyn S at Illinois Beach State Park in hopes for finding my life-bird LEAST BITTERN, an elusive tiny species of heron. Right near the parking lot for the Dead River Trail, we found this male SUMMER TANAGER: NORTHERN Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Jul 25, 2017
  • Young Birder Big Day!On June 2, Eddie Kasper and I headed over to the Palos area to scout out for an all-day "Big Day" on June 4 where the two of us and two other young birders would try to find the greatest Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Jul 25, 2017
  • May Wrap-UpOn May 21, I led a morning bird walk at Miller Meadow Forest Preserve in Hines, IL. Quite a few birds were found, including these two stunning male INDIGO BUNTINGS perched on the same branch: WILLOW FLYCATCHER: [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/6 Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Jul 25, 2017
  • Gulf Islands N. Seashore - flesh eating bacteria & tent w/ACWe wanted to spend some time along the gulf coast as it is a pristine beach area. (Except the Exxon Gulf disaster a few years ago...) The Gulf Island National Seashore is in Mississippi & Florida. MS area is Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 25, 2017
  • Travel Day - Athens to USAOur travel day back to the states involved a few different flights. The itinerary consisted of an 11 hour flight from Athens to Philadelphia, a couple hour layover, then a 5.5 hour flight from Philadelphia to LAX. Then, since we Posted by Jeffchavez20 in Honeymoon 2017 | Jul 25, 2017
  • Disneyland!Hi all, I feel REALLY bad that I haven't wrote for a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time 'cause that's what I'm here to do. EVERYONE GET READY FOR SOME REAL CATCHING UP TO DO! In the morning we were still recovering from Yellowstone. [b]But.. Posted by Sari24 in My 2017 Travel Blog to the USA! | Jul 24, 2017
  • ON TO WISCONSIN, THE BADGER STATE(Sunday) Since the trip from Rockford to Madison involved about an hour I spent a leisurely morning in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, Rockford. Check-in time at the Badgerland Campground just south of Madison was 1:00 pm so Posted by dixter in Dick's Travels | Jul 24, 2017
  • Swamplands outside New Orleans Visit to Barataria Preserve in Marrero. They have swamps, bayous, 200 bird species, & most interesting.. Alligators, Very close to New Orleans. We saw an alligator next to visitors trail. ! :) ! Very hot, humid, & lots of Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 24, 2017
  • New Orleans (Lake Ponchartrain) - Longest bridge in world!Lake Ponchartrain bridge: The Causeway Spans 24 m Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 24, 2017
  • New Orleans (French Quarter)So it turns out July is not an ideal month to visit New Orleans! :) ! Super hot and humid (110 F w/humidity); and all of Bourbon Street is torn up under construction. ps if we think our jobs are hard, Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 23, 2017
  • New Orleans (Garden District)We found a campground next to city bus into New Orleans. About 45 min. ride had to keep van hooked to AC in day, otherwise was 110 degrees F ! Walked everywhere to the Garden District & Old Cemetery (old Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 23, 2017
  • LEAVING MICHIGAN FOR INDIANA AND ILLINOIS(Wednesday, 7/19) The States of the Mid-West are simply beautiful. Leaving Wally World in South Haven, MI I traveled along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan for a short time before crossing the state line into IN. Posted by dixter in Dick's Travels | Jul 23, 2017
  • Day Twelve. - almost overHad my longest time in bed in a week, still woke up feeling crap....this time though it was the massage... I ache in places I didn't know I could ache in....feels good though in a perverse way.... So I made it Posted by Honest Man in Midday Cowboy | Jul 20, 2017
  • Best of Philadelphia: The City of Gluttony Love Much like its favorite son, Rocky, the city of Philadelphia often seems to be underestimated. Primarily known for cheese steaks and the Liberty Bell, Philly probably isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think of creative Posted by TraceyG in Escape From New York | Jul 20, 2017
  • Hawaii Day 8: 360Today we drove the infamous Road to Hana, and took the even more infamous "back road" around Haleakala. The road has several names and numbers on its path around the island, one of which is "360," which we felt Posted by danielcatherine in Daniel and Catherine's Adventures | Jul 20, 2017
  • Day Eleven - they think it's all overSince the last entry, I've been round the fashion mall opposite and had a wander round the hotel... My aching knees and tiredness kicks in big style,., Went for my massage and fee reinvigorated... best I've had.. Big guy from Ohio, who moved Posted by Honest Man in Midday Cowboy | Jul 19, 2017
  • Day Eleven - The Morning AfterAftekast mights excitement, final,y got to sleep at about half eleven and woke at three forty five... Riches through the casino and heads for the golf... got there at 5:08 and realised my tee time was 5:50 grrrrr....amway it was busy Posted by Honest Man in Midday Cowboy | Jul 19, 2017
  • Natchez Trace ParkwayThe Natchez Trace, is a historic forest trail aprox. 440 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, linking the Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. It was also along the route from Vicksburg Nat. Park. on way to New Orleans, Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 19, 2017
  • Vicksburg National Military ParkPresident Lincoln and President Davis both fought for and agreed that Vicksburg, MS would be a major battle and determine control of the Region. Close proximity to MS River and supply routes made it essential. The Union forces won and Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 19, 2017
  • How do you pronounce this city name (Dumas) Arkansas!!Went to stop at the Arkansas Post National Park for Denzil to get a entry into his National Park book. It was very much in the middle of nowhere, but used to be the Capital of AR. Stayed in Army Corp Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 19, 2017
  • Pocahontas stopStopped by again to see Denzil's Dad before heading out again to the South and East coasts. Posted by Vanabout in Adventures by Vanabout | Jul 19, 2017
  • A VISIT TO THE GERALD R. FORD PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM(Tuesday) Bidding Lansing adieu about 0900 I traveled west for 1 1/2 hrs. in the direction of Grand Rapids to visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. Along the way I noticed the agricultural side of Michigan with Posted by dixter in Dick's Travels | Jul 19, 2017
  • Las Vegas So, we arrived in Las Vegas early morning time and had decided to hire a car. From the minute we walked Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Jul 19, 2017
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