Category Archives: America

Whatever else one might say about the US, driving there is a pleasure. Whether you are speeding along the main highways, or winding down the back roads, you’ll find things well signposted – and the many National Parks and other places of interest are easily accessible. My husband and I have covered a lot of territory across the US in […]

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Tennessee is in the middle of “The South”; Middle Tennessee is – as you’d expect – in the middle of the state; and the area south of Nashville is – more or less – “the middle” of the middle. Middle Tennessee is known for its farms, beautiful horses, rolling green landscape, and bluegrass-country music. Although it is defined by the serpentine curves of the Tennessee River, it […]

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It is late spring in Middle Tennessee and the dogwood and magnolia trees are in full bloom. The grass is green and the honeysuckle is hanging from the woods in fragrant bunches. I am always amazed by how much wild, wooded space there is Tennessee. From the iconic mountains in the Appalachian chain in the east, to the fertile valleys […]

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It’s impossible not to look to the sky in Central-Eastern Colorado: mountains, cliffs, and ancient stone monoliths launch up into a limitless expanse of blue – broken only by the vapour trails of airforce training jets thundering through. It seems apt that the area is home to the “Garden of the Gods”: magnificent natural rock formations, set […]

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One of my Australian friends is heading to the States next month: “Las Vegas!” she told me, with some excitement. I guess it is an exciting city: there are bars and clubs, live entertainment of every description, and of course the gambling. But, after a day or so, I’m ready to escape. The best part of Vegas, in my […]

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