Category Archives: Travel North America

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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