Category: City

Chicago, Illinois

It was cool to put a face to the city of Chicago.   I have extended family within the general Chicago area and within the city, so it was neat to reconnect with them. Chicago also has a handful of world renowned museums so I set to work prioritizing them.   For Day 1 I biked south on the Lakefront Trail to Read More …

Washington DC Day 2: Wandering The Mall

4/13/15   Yesterday (Day 2) was more scattered than wanted. Things started well when I found free parking about a mile East from the US Capitol Building near the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Potomac St.   My intention was to tour the Smithsonian Museum

Washington DC Day 1: Arlington Cemetery and Respect

Arlington Cemetery – 4/11/15   Citizens buried next to military. Fathers buried next to sons. Wives buried next to husbands. Confederates buried next to Yankees.   It’s gusty here. Most of the trees are budding. The cherry blossoms are in peak bloom.   I’m standing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 10:25 am. 

New Orleans, Louisiana (State #8)

There’s a bit of Mississippi overlap here so bear with me.     “February 28th 2015   The Natchez Trace Parkway is a secluded strip of asphalt. It took me a while to even figure out how to get onto it.   The parkway doesn’t have any commercial or residential developments directly off of it. Most Read More …