Author Archives: Christseekerk

About Christseekerk

Minister, Editor, Writer, Senior Citizen, Grown Children, Grandchildren. Interests travel, writing, reading, walking, golf.

Exploring Washington, DC

“Only those places that you have visited by foot have you really visited at all.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Almost every place you’ve ever heard of in Washington, DC, is within sight of or walking distance of the National Mall, … Continue reading

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Fine Dining

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” ~Robert Byrne We live in a country where food has assumed an importance beyond just keeping us alive. Now it is also entertainment and … Continue reading

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Minnetaunka*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Rail Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~Miriam Beard On leaving Lichfield our road lay … Continue reading

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Pullman Sleeping Car*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Rail Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine.” ~EM Forster We came up the Red River in the … Continue reading

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The Railroad at Last*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Overland Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Life is made up of marble and mud.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne We reached Tilford about 6 o’clock. How we pitied the pretty, sad-looking woman, wife of the engineer! For having to live … Continue reading

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The Last Portage*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Portage Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “You can’t live on amusement. It is the froth on water—an inch deep and then the mud.” ~George MacDonald Next morning the sun rose bright and clear, but as there … Continue reading

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The Gypsy Picnic*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Camping Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Half an hour after leaving the Indian village we reached Falcon River, a narrow winding stream running in … Continue reading

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