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The Amazing Amazon – Part I – Lima, Peru

On October 5, 1913, Theodore Roosevelt sailed from the United States to begin his exploration of the Amazon River in Brazil.  Exactly ninety-nine years later to the day, I departed from the USA for a journey into the Amazon River rainforest of Peru. Read more

Gigantic, Gushing Geysers (…well, almost)!

If you remember, the first blog post on a recent trip to South America was entitled From Glaciers to Geysers. Read more

Viva Valle Crucis

Approximately seven miles northeast (as the crow files) or twelve miles on a narrow, winding mountain road (30 minute drive) from Blowing Rock lies the unincorporated community of Valle Crucis, North Carolina.   Its Latin name “Vale of the Cross” was a reference to the convergence of three streams in the valley similar to a cross.   Archaeologists have found evidence of 10,000 years of human presence in the valley.   Although the first recorded land sale in the area was in the 1700’s, it wasn’t until the mid-1800’s before substantial settlement occurred.

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