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North America » United States » Virginia » Middleburg July 14th 2019

We visited Aldie Mill in Loudoun County for a weekend daytrip. It's located in Aldie, a village on US Highway 50 in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Middleburg. The mill on the Little River was built in 1807 and continued in operation to 1971. I recalled seeing it in the 1980s when it was closed and falling into disrepair. Now restored as a park with demonstrations of 19th century grain milling, we decided to make a visit. The restored mill is open on Saturdays and Sundays when volunteers give tour and milling demonstrations Aldie mill is unique among gristmills in Virginia in that it has two water wheels. I learned there were actually two mills on the site. One was the commercial mill that ground corn and wheat for sale while the other was the country or ... read more
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North America » United States » Texas » San Antonio July 13th 2019

We woke this morning to sunny skies and calm winds, a great relief from yesterday, when the winds in Holly Beach were so strong it was difficult to close the car door. We left the hotel at 7:55 and 81 degrees and hopped right onto I-10, which was right outside the hotel. The first leg of our trip took us to Houston. Of course we passed the obligatory fuel plants along the way, one in particular looking like a monster of an erector set on steroids. And one gas plant had the biggest flame burning at the top of a chimney that I have ever seen…seems like a real waste of fuel, but I guess there is a purpose in this. And after checking the internet, the expert authority on everything (not), it seems that these ... read more


Can’t believe this is the last stop on our river cruise. Mind you we have been on the American Queen for three weeks now. Tomorrow, Sunday is a cruise day all the way back to Cincinnati. It will also be a washing and packing day as luggage have to be outside our cabin door at 11pm. An interesting stop was at Marshall University to have a look in their archives, old photos of steamboats, early days on the river, the Civil War and the Underground Railroad as well as the real railroad. Unusually, the archivist played rugby and was a huge fan of the All Blacks. She even went to see them play in Chicago a few years ago. We made the most of our last day just enjoying the river as it went by or ... read more
The 1308 is as old as me
We even managed to work the jigger
An aspiring engine driver

North America » United States » Wyoming July 12th 2019

Yellowstone, Wyoming. Toi da di den day vao nam 1986 , 11 nam sau khi toi den My 1975. Luc bay gio toi di bang xe lai tu California den Yellowstone nhung dit duing xe bi hu o salt lake city nen toi phai de xe o do sua va muon xe lai den Yellowstone nen o dy khong lau , sang di chieu ve ma da so la toi o vung Ild faithful Geyser noi tieng nhat o day. Lan nay toi di 1 tuan va du dinh o lai day it nhat la 2 ngay nen toi da san sang de xem nhieu thang canh noi tieng nhat the gioi o day. 6-12-2019 Las Vegas Toi khoi hanh luc 12:30Pm va den Las Vegas luc 6PM. Toi den Las Vegas nhieu lan nen toi ... read more
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