CategoryTravel

The Lighthouse

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Can you imagine being at the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina? That’s where this picture was taken. This lighthouse peers out into the darkness for a good 20 miles, providing a safe beacon to warn ships off of a craggy shoreline. Too bad we as humans can’t see 20 miles sometimes. Our intelligence level might see only about 2 feet out in front of us. A...

The Radiator Cap

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The Radiator Cap. What a strange title for a story. Actually there are three stories here. I’ll get to the radiator cap story last. In my business travels I always preferred the old-fashioned automobile. Sometimes distance and time dictated the silver bird, but with a car I didn’t have to worry about exact schedules or where’s my luggage. My clients always allowed a two-hour window for me to show...

Airports and Airplanes

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Airports and airplanes. I’ve had enough of them to last a lifetime. And that was before security checks. Airports, where there is crying at departures, and smiling at arrivals. Very few people enjoy sitting in airports, waiting for their original or connecting flights. I generally found it a pleasant way to pass away time. So many stories. Of course I didn’t go up to people and ask them their...

A Streetcar named Travellick

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A Streetcar named Travellick. “A Streetcar Named Desire”. That second one is recognizable by most everyone as Tennessee Williams play and movie. The movie starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh is set in New Orleans or a reasonable facsimile thereof. You’d have to live in our town to have even heard about a streetcar named Travellick, and that would have been many years ago. As with some modern...