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It wasn’t long ago that a Roadside road trip meant dozens of paper maps and pages of printed-out, turn-by-turn directions. The job of map-reader on any given day was as vital as it was thankless.
There’s no doubt that visiting a classic lobster shack is one of the true delights of summer. Tie on a plastic bib and let the melted butter run down your wrists; sit on a quaint, weathered, splintery picnic bench as you struggle with your miniature King Neptune fork, determined to get the last bit of meat out of a once-flailing creature. Or get a lobster roll, it’s easier.
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It was an eventful week for the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio — and not just because Monday was the 40th anniversary of Armstrong’s walk on the moon. Wax Armstrong at Tussauds, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier this year the museum had its budget slashed by Ohio’s governor, and only supplemental money [...]
Monster hurricanes scour the landscape, leaving behind a lot less than when they arrived. This can be frustrating if you want to visit attractions along a southern shoreline, unless the attraction is a memorial to a hurricane.
The 18 month odyssey of Charlie Spillar is nearly over. Charlie works for Valley of the Moon, a folk art attraction in Tucson, Arizona. In late 2007 he got a phone call: would he try to help save the sculptures from Magic Carpet Golf, a local landmark that was slated for demolition? Charlie said yes, [...]« Previous Entries
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