Into the Mountains May 16th 2011 Today is my first official day exploring the southern Appalachian Mountains.
They are the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, and many people consider then nearly as beautiful as the Rockies.
These mountains were settled by hard-scrapple pioneer families, mostly from Scotland and Ireland.
Their descendents are still here.
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North America » United States » Georgia » Clayton Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
When I travel, I love the great outdoors, modern art, historical sites, good food, classic roadside attractions, and long drives in a convertible. Preferably all at once. The nickname is a tribute to a wise traveller in the Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, who proved that all you really need to cross the galaxy (and beyond) is a towel.
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