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copper kettle diving machine

History of Diving Museum

Being avid SCUBA divers, the History of Diving Museum was a site not to be missed on our way down to Key West.  Founded by Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer,…

Zippy Turtle Hospital

A Hospital for Turtles

We love turtles . . . If you all hadn’t noticed, we’re big turtle fans!  Traditional symbols of wisdom, longevity, steadfastness and patience, the turtle is a careful observer, and…

White Sands, NM

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument The world’s largest field of gypsum sand dunes fills 275 square miles of the Tularosa Basin at the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert in New Mexico…

Hillsborough River

Exploring the Hillsborough River by Canoe

There’s more to Tampa, Florida, than Busch Gardens, beaches and shopping. Researching things to do during our days off in the area, we discovered that the Hillsborough River is a…

The Bishop's Palace

Galveston Island Day Trip

Galveston Island Located about an hour south of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island is a barrier island that has been hit hard by powerful hurricanes and storms.  In 1900, Galveston…

Cotuit Parade

4th of July Celebrations in the US

4th of July, Independence Day In the US, the 4th of July is Independence Day, a day to celebrate freedom. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on…

Arizona Rest Stop

Southwestern Landscapes

Every time we have the opportunity to travel through the southwestern part of the US, we try and make the most of our visit, even if we’re just passing through….

Glass of Beer

Nectar of the Gods: Georgia Craft Beer

In honor of American Craft Beer Week I’ve taken a moment to share some local Georgia beers as well as a couple of other favorites.  When most people think of…

Red Salamander

North Carolina Roots

On a pleasant May morning, descendants of Ernest Willis gathered not far from the small town of Cashiers, North Carolina to explore a tract of land donated by their ancestor for its…

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A Hindu Temple in Atlanta: Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

A Hindu temple in Lilburn?  We’d never heard of one until this weekend, but sure enough, the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is right there on Rockbridge Road at Lawrenceville Highway in…