Travelog

Various posts from my travels. Note: anything with “Travelog” in the title should, um, be read with a very large grain of salt (a.k.a fiction). All other posts are non-fiction.

  • First day of retirement

    This is the view from our campsite at Itasca State Park. This was a spontaneous decision as we passed by. Looking forward to doing a lot of this in the coming years….

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  • Ellis Island

    Jason Kottke, one of my favorite internet curators, continues with his awesome internet ‘finds’. This post points to a cool set of photos of immigrants that came through Ellis Island. The photo above (a Norwegian woman coming into Ellis Island) is found when you click through to the article Jason points to. I visited Ellis […]

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  • Travelog: Dubuque: The Curious Case of the Missing Mustang

    A crime was committed in Dubuque, Iowa. Not a crime of power. Not a crime of money. Not even a crime of passion. But a crime nonetheless. In 2003, late on a hot summer day, a small ceremony took place at the above location. On the banks of the Mississippi, overlooking the river traffic and […]

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  • Travelog: Dubuque: Historic River Bar

    The Mississippi has always been a working river. A huge water highway running north to south carrying freight and people hundreds of miles up and down the river. From the days of canoes to giant steam paddle wheels to today’s behemoth barges and sleek river cruise boats, the river has always been busy. Unfortunately, due […]

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