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A Romantic Moment on a Yacht

During the spring break, we visited Maryland, focusing on the northern Chesapeake Bay, between Havre de Grace and the capital, Annapolis. Havre de Grace The tourist season has not yet started in Havre de Grace. The views and the peacefulness … Continue reading

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Île d’Orléans

“Île d’Orléans had long been inhabited by the indigenous tribes. The Huron called it Minigo, the enchanted island. In 1536, explorer Jacques Cartier renamed the island Orléans, in honour of the Duke of Orleans. The island’s fertile soil attracted French … Continue reading

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Where the river narrows

“The name “Québec”, which comes from the Algonquin word kébec meaning “where the river narrows”, originally referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap.”  Wikipedia Our next leg of the “lazy … Continue reading

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A lazy vacation

What it was that was actually the matter with us, we none of us could be sure of; but the unanimous opinion was that it – whatever it was – had been brought on by overwork. “What we want is … Continue reading

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Waterfalls

Ricketts Glen is a state park in Pennsylvania. It is a National Natural Landmark known for its old-growth forest and 24 named waterfalls. (Wikipedia). Here are pictures from a trip taken on the Memorial Day weekend. Above the waterfalls, the … Continue reading

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Double Rainbow

Yesterday we saw a beautiful double rainbow. It hovered in the gray sky, two full arcs glowing with iridescent colors. The photos captured some of the splendor that we saw.

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Greek Revival buildings in universities

Greek Revival, architectural style, based on 5th-century-bc Greek temples, which spread throughout Europe and the United States during the first half of the 19th century. The main reasons for the style’s popularity seem to have been the general intellectual preoccupation … Continue reading

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