Friday, August 31, 2012

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

By Mule Train Into The Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Exciting and adventuresome is the trip into the depths of the mighty canyon down the Bright Angel Trail.  Here from the South Rim of the canyon the trail is glimpsed far below as it disappears into the inner granite gorge.

Grand Canyon From Cape Royal
This viewpoint offers one of the most colorful and spectacular panoramas of this majestic "Monument To The Ages."

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
At each turn in the road along the South Rim at Grand Canyon new vistas are opened to the year, in any kind of weather, it has remained interesting, awe-inspiring and incomparable.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee
A peaceful view of the Nashville skyline reflecting on the Cumberland River.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

North Carolina Waterfalls

Bridal-Veil Falls, on U.S. Highway No. 64 between Highlands and Franklin, North Carolina.  "Believe It Or Not" - all traffic on this highway runs under these beautiful falls.

Laurel Falls - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  This view shows the upper Falls and is the most easily recognized view of this popular waterfalls.  Laurel Falls is just a short hike from Fightin' Creek Gap over an easy trail and is perhaps the most popular hike in the Park.  The Hiking distance is 1.3 miles.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Horseback Riding

Best Reward - a Shenandoah Valley Apple

Monday, August 27, 2012

Governor's Mansion - Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Governor's Mansion
Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio
Governor's Mansion, home of Ohio's Governor.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Day At The Beach

This beautiful collection of shells, coral, and other treasures of the sea is an example of a few of the many varieties found along our unspoiled beaches.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome, Arizona - Ghost Town
Perched precariously on the side of Mingus Mountain is Jerome, Arizona, formerly a prosperous copper mining town.  This view shows a few of the homes on stilts which once were comfortable residence for the mine workers et al, but which are now about 75 per cent abandoned.  In the distance on the horizon are the San Francisco Peaks and the Verde Valley stretches out beyond the town.

Jerome (Ghost Town), Arizona
Looking down Cleopatra Mountain, toward Clarkdale and Cottonwood which are nestled in the Heart of the Verde Valley.  Beyond, in the distance, art the famous Red Rocks of Oak Creek Canyon.

Jerome, Arizona
This now abandoned mining camp has produced a billion dollars worth of copper, gold and silver.  It is now the largest ghost city in America.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Boating Party

A Day Of Fun - A Fast Boat - Water Skiing And A Boating Party

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cypress Gardens 1984

No postcards today but a couple of pictures of Cypress Gardens taken in 1984 from the Island In The Sky.  These pictures contain an array of items that no longer exist in what is now Legoland Florida.

Going counter-clockwise around the lagoon starting on the lower left, items that no longer exist:  the windmill and giant wooden shoe, the Greek or Roman ruins, and the photographer's stadium/dock on the upper left.

Pretty much everything in this picture between the buildings in the lower right corner and Mediterranean Falls in the middle left is gone including the Italian Gardens (area with all the fountains) and the giant sundial. Further towards the top of the frame is the original parking area much of which is now inside the park.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete
The world'slargest roadrunner, Paisano Pete, located in Fort Stockton, Texas, is 11 feet tall and 22 feet long.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hibiscus, New York

This is Hibiscus - finest yacht harbor anywhere.  2 miles southeast from Cayuga Lake Buoy 50-51.  The harbor is spacious, beautiful and undisturbed in any weather.  Berths for 200 cruisers; complete marine supplies and services; restaurant, swimming pool, bathing beach, picnic tables and grills.  Day or season.  Write or phone Union Springs, New York.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Puerto Rico

Caribe Hilton
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The gem of the Caribbean - at the crossroads of the Americas.  Magnificent setting overlooking the ocean, private beach, two pools and gardens, with outstanding choice of dining, entertainment and conference facilities.

Utuado - Puerto Rico
Indian Ceremonial Ball Park.  In a 13-acre landscape field with rustic shelters this ball park, constructed 700 years ago, includes paned walks, plazas and two parallel lines of large up-ended stones of varied heights and colors.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leesburg, Florida

Budget Host Inn
Intersection of Hwys. 441 & 27
1225 N. 14th Street - Leesburg, FL
51 Units - Kitchenettes - Pool - Laundromat
Remote Cable TV - King Size Beds Available
Direct Dial Phones - Restaurants Adjacent
45 Minutes to Disney World

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rome City, Indiana

South Bridge From Island To Mainland, Rome City, Ind.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

White Springs, Florida

"Open Thy Lattice Love" - Published in 1844 when Stephen Foster was eighteen years old, dedicated to Susan Pentland, a neighbor in his boyhood days.  The diorama shows a replica of Stephen Foster's own Melodeon, which he and the boys carried around to serenade the girls.  Stephen Foster Memorial, White Springs, Florida.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo's Grande Dome

Historical Chattanooga Choo Choo Terminal

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Venetian Pool - Coral Gables, Florida

An exquisite idyll of fine architecture and quiet, shining water in this scene of the beautiful Southland.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Port Columbus Airport - Columbus, Ohio

Port Columbus and Terminal Building
Built at a cost of 4 million dollars and dedicated September 21, 1958.
One of the largest and most modern airports, it services 7 airlines.

Port Columbus and Terminal Building
Columbus, Ohio
This multi-million-dollar Port Columbus terminal, is among the busiest in the nation.  The Passenger loading wing extending at the top can be more than doubled as needs develop.  In the main structure, left to right, are baggage room, offices, lobby, airline reservation booths, and restaurant.

Port Columbus and Terminal Building
Columbus, Ohio
This multi-million-dollar Port Columbus terminal, is among the busiest in the nation.   In the main structure, left to right, are baggage room, offices, lobby, airline reservation booths, and restaurant.  1959 Winner All American City Award.

Port Columbus and Terminal Building
Columbus, Ohio
This multi-million-dollar Port Columbus terminal, is among the busiest in the nation. The Passenger loading wing extending at the top can be more than doubled as needs develop. In the main structure, left to right, are baggage room, offices, lobby, airline reservation booths, and restaurant.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Florida Flora

Royal Poinciana Tree, Florida

The (Bignonia Venusta) "The Flame Vine" in Florida

The Golden Shower Tree Florida

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

Desert View Watchtower
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
This picturesque viewpoint at the end of eastward rim drive commands one of the most magnificent of Grand Canyon views, as well as a sweeping panorama of the Kaibab National Forest, the Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Country.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The evening sun brings entire new range of magical colors to the ever changing panorama of this awe-inspiring wonder of the world.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Nothing in the world can be compared with the Grand Canyon in form, size or glowing color.  Varying in width from 4 to 18 miles, the canyon is a mile deep - an ocean of color.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Juniper Springs Recreation Area
Ocala National Forest, Florida
The Old Mill; Mill Wheel; Lover's Rock and Nature's Mirror.  Water is 27 feet deep; underwater pictures are taken here.  Located on State Highway 40, midway between Silver Springs and Daytona Beach.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Washington's Headquarters (rearview) Constructed about 1770 as a private house for Isaac  Ports.  this house was rented by George Washington for use as his military and living quarters during the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Florida Flora

When in full bloom, the Royal Poinciana Tree is one of the wonders of the tropical world.  The immense clusters of dazzling scarlet flowers cover the tree in irregular masses of blazing color.
"Come in June to see them Bloom"

Florida is indeed the favored child of Nature.  Beauty has been bestowed with lavish hand on this enchanted State of the South.  the Royal Poinciana Tree glowing with color, the bougainvillea vines, the hundreds of tropical flowering trees and shrubs, the graceful palms - all unite making Florida an Earthly Paradise.

Crimson Bougainvillea Vine in Florida

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pavilion, Robison Park, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Florida, "The Sunshine State"

Fishing is good, in Florida waters

Friday, August 3, 2012

Monticello - Charlottesville, Virginia

The home of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville, Virginia
Drawing Room

The home of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jefferson's Bedroom

The home of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville, Virginia
Tea Room

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Florida Flora

In a land of unusual flowering plants, one of the rarest is the brilliant Bignonia Venusta or Flame Vine of Florida.  its riotous blooms make bright patches of color on building, hedge and tree.

The Golden Shower Tree in Florida

Many kinds of palms are to be found in Florida.  Among them the cabbage, cocoanut and date are most commonly seen.  The stately Royal Palm is more rare and in height, beauty and dignity it is unsurpassed.