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beaufort national cemetery in south carolina

Beaufort National Cemetery in South Carolina

 

During our road trip to the South, we specifically stopped in Beaufort, South Carolina for one reason…to visit the National Cemetery located there where John has a relative buried.  After finding out the number placement of the gravestone, we searched the grounds until we found one Richard Sullivan of Ohio.  But even if you don’t have a relative buried here, it is a beautiful military cemetery and worth a stop if you in the area.

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wigwam motel in arizona

the vintage cars add to the nostalgia of the wigwam motel

Last year we had the chance to spend some time driving Route 66 and seeing some it’s most famous funky sites.  Among them was the Wigwam Motel, a fun vintage motel that is still operational.  Don’t you think it would be fun to stay in one of these enclosed teepees for the night?

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tree in the amazon jungle

a tree stands tall in the Amazon jungle

During our visit to Brazil, we were fortunate enough to visit an eco-lodge in the Amazon jungle.  We spent a couple days there and did a variety of activities, including a jungle walk.  Turns out that it is super easy to lose your way, so we had to be vigilant to make sure we didn’t fall behind while taking our photos.  After the start of the walk, it was understandable why, the trees are so dense and tall you lose track of people only a few yards in front of you.

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The Oklahoma Aquarium is located in Jenks, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa.  We were in Tulsa for a wedding and decided to stop by the aquarium on our way home to Kansas City.  We roamed the wide variety of exhibits they have on display and got lost for a couple hours in the wonders of the water world.

beaver at the oklahoma aquarium

a beaver snacks of fruit at the daily feeding

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prison bed in cambodia

a dented prison bed in Cambodia

Welcome to Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem, where during it’s prison days it was simply called S-21.  Located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, it was used during the Khmer Rouge reign to house Cambodian citizens that the Khmer Rouge considered criminals.  Criminals like teachers and monks.  Anyone with an education was considered disposable and put here at the prison where they were tortured and killed.  Out of about 17,000 prisoners, only 12 are known to have survived their stay.

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Cities around the United States tend to be famous for different reasons.  For instance, in Kansas City where we live, the city is famous for it’s fountains.  They are everywhere.  But in Chicago, it has to be the deep dish pizza, the magnificent mile, and the public artwork.  While we love the pizza, it is the art that we are sharing with you today.  Wander down any street in the downtown area and you will find art installations on nearly every corner.  From small pieces to large, the city of Chicago is proud to share it’s art with locals and tourists alike.

These are just a few that we saw during our visit.

leg art installation in chicago

she’s got legs, she knows how to use them

 

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Stirling, Scotland isn’t as well known as say Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Loch Ness.  But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have places of interest, especially if you are interested in William Wallace.  The most famous leader in the war for Scottish Independence, Wallace’s history ties closely with Stirling.  And even if you don’t know much about Wallace, this is the perfect place to start learning.  But don’t miss out on Stirling’s other historic sites as well.

As Stirling is less than an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is perfect for a day trip.  Here are 3 places we think you should visit in Stirling.

jackdaws at stirling castle in scotland

jackdaws perch atop Stirling castle

 

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motif #1

Motif #1

As we were discussing Gloucester on Monday, we thought it was the perfect segue to show you another little gem from the area.  Sitting minutes away is another small seaside town, Rockport, Massachusetts.  And it is there you can find this famous fishing shack located on Bradley Wharf, Motif #1.  Technically this is a replica as the original didn’t survive a blizzard in 1978, but this is considered the most painted building (by artists) in America.  We think you can see why.

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