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It's one thing to watch one of NASA's Space Shuttles on TV; it's an entirely different experience to see one in person, especially one that bears the scars of more than 39 missions to outer space. Yet there Henk and I were, standing in the Smithsonian National Air and...read more
What do you do when the 7 permanent residents of a place called Ptarmigan can't agree on how to spell its name? You change the name of the town to "Chicken". And you build a 10-foot tall metal bird as your mascot. It sounds like a story you'd read in some children's...read more
Charming. It's a word that is often heard in travel circles when describing a destination. And yet, as Henk and I explored the treed streets of old town Alexandria in Northern Virginia, it was the only word that repeatedly kept coming to mind. Not just because the...read more
I always think of George Washington as a bit of a grumpy old man. Just look at the face on every American dollar bill: stern expression, mouth set in a clenched line, sidelong gaze looking just past you. Not exactly the kind of man you'd imagine sharing a few laughs...read more