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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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“House on the Rock” astounding, fun Wisconsin family attraction

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House on Deer Shelter Rock (TheHouseOnTheRock.com) If you are touring the Midwest and are looking for an astounding and unique destination with something for everyone...
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Lutes Casino in Historic Downtown Yuma

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Memorabilia everywhere in Lutes Casino. (Julianne G. Crane) If you want to gamble, this is not THAT kind of Casino.   Lutes Casino Restaurant is a...

Thumb Octagon Barn in Michigan

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Traveling through the Midwest this summer? Have children or grandchildren aboard?  The Thumb Octagon Barn is just the place for a stopover, and it is...
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Synchronous fireflies put on magical show

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fireflies of Tennessee (firefly.org) (Updated April 26, 2018. We have been tracking the Synchronous fireflies for a number of years....

Traveling through Mississippi along I-40, check out this two-in-one museum

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By Julianne G. Crane Just a little more than two years ago, Two Mississippi Museums opened in downtown Jackson in celebration of the state’s bicentennial....

Pedestrian Bridge connects Omaha and Council Bluffs’ family-fun waterfronts

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Pedestrian Bridge connecting Omaha and Council Bluffs (Omaha.Net) Years ago, almost half a lifetime, I taught one academic year at the Omaha campus of the...
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Wildlife Safari near I-5 in southern Oregon year-round family RV Short Stop

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Cars meander through the 600-acres of the Wildlife Safari (Julianne G. Crane) I'm not a big fan of zoos.  In a perfect world all living...
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Dreamy pastries, historic murals in old downtown New Braunfels, Texas

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Naegelin's Bakery and Alex Brochon's mural in New Braunfels, Texas (JulianneG. Crane) If you're heading south along I-35 toward San Antonio, or north to Austin...
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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a four-mile scenic railroad excursion near Fish Camp, Calif., and Yosemite National Park's South gate. This narrow-gauge trip...
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Tubac, Arizona = Southwest art, pottery, clothing, food, history

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General Store in Tubac, Arizona. (Julianne G. Crane) The recorded history of Tubac dates back to 1691 when Padre Kino established a mission at Tumacacori...
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Shady Dell where vintage trailers shine

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Julianne G. Crane at Shady Dell. (Jimmy W. Smith) The Shady Dell, in mile-high Bisbee, Ariz., is a place where "midcentury Modernism is alive and...
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Caverns of Sonora in west Texas

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Caverns of Sonora, a family-owned attraction in west Texas, is a National Natural Landmark due in part to the phenomenal display of speleothems known...

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