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Mississippi Day One: Exploring The Charming Gulf Towns Of Pascagoula And Moss Point

How did   I wind  up in the charming little town of Pascagoula, Mississippi is a good question. I am not sure. I will  say it was totally random, having never heard of the city  until about a month  ago. I wanted to get away and relax. . My visit to the Dominican Republic was fun …

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Airports, Airplanes And Another Adventure: Mississippi Day One

As with most of my better qualities and many interests, I have to thank my dad for my love of airports, airplanes,  and  adventure.  He would take me and my siblings to the small Hazleton  airport, located a few miles from my home in Northeastern Pennsylvania after work and on Sunday afternoons. He loved watching…

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River Otters, Bald Eagles And Wood Ducks On A Blustery November Day In The Susquehanna Wetlands.

River otters, bald eagles and wood ducks were the last things I expected to see when I decided to visit the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township Luzerne County on Saturday. But saw them I did!  It was a cold and blustery morning  with a temperature of 28 degrees when I arrived around 8:30 a.m.   I…

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Sunshine, Ice And Snow Flurries: Late November At Community Park

In many  years here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we have already had plowable snow by late November. This year we have been, in my opinion,  fortunate,  and so far have only had a dusting of snow here at my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. However, it is late November and, as  the nights continue to…

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No Bears, But A Few Birds And Cool Clouds On The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails.

 Last Sunday I decided to stay close to home and hike on the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails  in Luzerne County.  Once again I began my hike on the eastern access to the trail located near the village of Hazle Brook.  I saw a bear here a couple of weeks ago and was hoping to…

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A Lot Of Birds On A Frosty Morning At The Susquehanna Wetlands

It was a cold and frosty morning when I arrived for my usual weekend hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County on Saturday.  It was 25 degrees as the sun was rising in partly cloudy skies.  There was frost on the leaves that littered the ground, including some of  my favorite the…

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A Week Of Walks , Weather And Wildlife Around Lake Irena At My Local Community Park.

Community Park, and it’s scenic Lake Irena, are located near my home in Hazle Township,  Luzerne County.  I have been a visitor here since I was a young child. I  am pretty sure my first visit was in the  Spring before I was in school.  I remember well that  the sunny cold day. It had…

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Dominican Republic Day Ten. Sunrise At Boca Chica Beach, A Long Walk Back And , A Negative COVID Test

I was up early on Friday morning, my last full day in the Dominican Republic. I was determined to watch the sunrise over the Caribbean Sea at nearby Boca Chica beach. I say determined since, when, on the previous evening  I inquired at the desk about taking a one way  taxi to the beach and…

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A Mid-November Hike In The Susquehanna Wetlands.

Mid-November arrived with some torrential rains, and then our first snow flurries, here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday. So I didn’t hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands , but I am a creature of habit, so I drove to the Wetlands early Sunday morning. I know there are many beautiful places to hike in my area…

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Dominican Republic Day Nine : A Last Walk At The Altos De Cano Hodo Eco-Lodge, And A Long Drive To My Airport Hotel

I awoke early Thursday morning  on my recent  visit to the Dominican Republic  knowing my trip was coming to an end.  I would be leaving the beautiful Altos De Cano Hondo resort, which I had come to love, later that morning.   Arrangements were  made for me to be picked up for my three hour drive…

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