Texas

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Questions for locals What would you like visitors to know about Texas? Questions for visitors What books and apps do you take? …

USA States

States and capitals in the USA Alabama – Montgomery Alabama Alaska – Juneau Alaska Arizona – Phoenix Arizona Arkansas – Little Rock arkansas California – Sacramento California Colorado – Denver Connecticut – Hartford connecticut Delaware – Dover Delaware Florida – Tallahassee Florida Georgia – Atlanta Georgia Hawaii – Honolulu Hawai’i Idaho – Boise idaho Illinois …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking) The past few years we have …

Pennsylvania

Photo: Garen Meguerian,  Valley Forge Pennsylvania borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and a water border with Canada to the north and New Jersey to the east. National Parks Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park …

Grand Circle

Photo: DTLV The Grand Circle is a 1,400-mile loop encompassing parts of the southwestern USA — Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. The route connects eight national parks – Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and Mesa Verde – and national monuments, recreation areas, state parks, historic sites and …

Hawai’i

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Hanauma Bay Hawai’i is the southernmost state in the USA The Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and an expansive Biosphere Reserve. Six major islands: Hawai’i Island, Maui, Lāna’i, Moloka‘i, O’ahu and Kaua’i. The main Hawaiian Islands consist …

Minnesota

Photo: Jim Sinclair, USFWS Midwest, Spring Break Minnesota shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and Wisconsin on the northeast; the remainder of the eastern border is with Wisconsin. Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the west and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba to the north. “Minnesota” …

USA 2018

Our beleaguered and rolling coverage of the USA in 2018: WHCA White House Correspondents’ Association https://www.c-span.org/video/?444555-1/comedian-michelle-wolf-headlines-white-house-correspondents-dinner Buzzwords CBS, Jeff Glor, May 3: Accidents – Affair – Boneyard – Celebrity – Contradicts – Expenses – Facilitate – Fix – Fixer – Fixee – Golden Years – Gunman – Lie – Making this up as they go …

Arizona

Photo: Twin Arrows Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O’odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small spring” (Historians …

Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint …