Polly 3 on July 10th, 2011

The Natural Bridge, situated in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is located approximately two miles off of I-81 when you take exit 175. After a long road trip from Florida, we were happy to have the chance to take a break and stretch our legs.       Accessible only through the Natural Bridge Gift Shop, we […]

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Polly 3 on July 6th, 2011

We traveled down to Florida to view the final space shuttle launch, STS-135 space shuttle Atlantis, on July 8th. While here, we decided to check out the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which sits right next to the Kennedy Space Center. What an interesting mix–nature and technology! While at the visitor center, I struck up […]

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Polly 3 on July 3rd, 2011

Buckingham Fountain, centrally located in Grant Park and touted as one of the largest fountains in the world was one of the sights we were told that we had to see while visiting Chicago. Polly expressed a keen interest in visiting it because she had heard that the fountain was the starting point for the […]

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Polly 3 on July 1st, 2011

Located in Millennium park, Cloud Gate is a ‘must-see’ when you visit Chicago area. This reflective structure, designed Anish Kapoor, was completed in 2006. It isn’t hard to understand how it gets its name, as it truly looks like it would be a gate or opening to the heavens. With that said, most people refer […]

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Polly 3 on June 30th, 2011

There’s no denying that Harpers Ferry is a beautiful town and historical park, and it should be explored thoroughly. However, it’s a great place to have a burger at the end of the trail, and it also offers one last scenic view of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers that inspires hikers and […]

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Polly 3 on June 25th, 2011

Hancock, Maryland is an interesting little town with a couple of excellent restaurants (Weaver’s and Park-n-Dine), and it has become a sort of home-away-from-home over the years. While there, we rested, ate well, and cleaned the chains on the bikes as we prepared to leave for day two of our journey–destination Harpers Ferry! Over the […]

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Polly 3 on June 25th, 2011

It’s officially known as the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, but we usually refer to it as the ‘towpath’ or just the ‘C&O.’ During the summer of 2009, we biked the entire length of the towpath in three days. What an adventure! Since we had such a great time, we decided to do […]

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Polly 2 on March 6th, 2011

I love to try out new restaurants, and recently Candee, Debbie and I found an Egyptian restaurant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. that we just had to try. The name of the restaurant is Sphinx of Pa and is the only Egyptian cuisine in Central Pennsylvania. The restaurant is owned and run by two really nice people […]

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Polly 2 on January 30th, 2011

Debbie, Candee, and I recently attended IceFest 2011 in Downtown Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. This was it’s 9th year and is run over a four day period in January. Amazing sculptures are carved from blocks of ice using chain saws, propane torches and hand tools, by carving masters. You can actually see live sculpture carving during the […]

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Polly 2 on January 29th, 2011

Today, Debbie, Candee, and I went to a great restaurant called Laila’s Kitchen. It specializes in Afghan-Persian food and was very tasty. Debbie and Candee each had the chicken and veggie kabob meal at the recommendation of one of the owners. It came with a small salad, tender chicken kabobs, vegetables, basmati rice and a […]

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