Summer Roadtrip USA

Photo: Joseph City Road trip! Preparing the next roadtrip from Nevada to North Carolina, the southern hinterlands of the USA. Notes from the June 2019 roadtrip: Las Vegas – Charlotte – Dallas – Albuquerque – Gallup This is a family-visiting trip as my mother delivers her grandmother’s dresser to her youngest granddaughter. Questions What are …

North Carolina

Photo North Carolina borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. Photos Cities Charlotte, North Carolina Features Blue Ridge Parkway Planeta.com North Carolina Links USA USA States

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this …

Gallup, New Mexico

Photo: Earl’s Family Restaurant 2018 Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66. Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one …

North Carolina Links

North Carolina Flag Links related to North Carolina presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy When I Said North Carolina Wasn’t a Democracy, People Called Me Crazy Fayetteville fayettevillenc.gov @CityOfFayNC Recommended Listening The Monti podcast @TheMonti1 Flickr Groups North Carolina Twitter @naturalsciences @TheSunMagazine @carrboromarket @NCTourismExt @visitlakenorman @visitnc …

Omaha, Nebraska

Photo: Ron Reiring Omaha is located on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Key Links visitomaha.com cityofomaha.org TripAdvisor Museums The Durham Museum @TheDurhamMuseum , 801 South 10th Street , is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the United States’ western region. The museum …

College World Series

Photo: FanFest Omaha, Nebraska – The NCAA Men’s College World Series (CWS) takes place this week at TD Ameritrade Park. Key Links https://www.ncaa.com/championships/baseball/d1 https://www.visitomaha.com/series/ Twitter @NCAACWS @tdameritradeprk @VisitOmaha Embedded Tweets Don't leave Omaha w/o getting your pic w/ this iconic Road to Omaha statue. #CWS #OmahaWeekend pic.twitter.com/05qNXsWLpz — Visit Omaha (@VisitOmaha) June 18, 2018 Headed …

Interstate 40

Signage Wikipedia: Interstate 40 (I-40) is a major east-west Interstate Highway running through the south-central portion of the United States generally north of I-10 and I-20 but south of I-70. The western end is at I-15 in Barstow, California; its eastern end is at a concurrency of U.S. Route 117 (U 117) and North Carolina …

Gateway Arch National Park

Photo: Gateway Arch National Park, Springtime NPS: The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis‘ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his …

Davis, California

Photo: Oaxaca Mural, Davis Community Media Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as “Davisville”, named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name to “Davis” in 1907. The name stuck, and the city of Davis was …