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7/19/2018 Signal Hill, St. John’s, NL, Canada - This place is a like small castle and just outside of town of St. John’s, located atop of the hill, nice view from here. St. John’s town road system is very confusing and difficult to drive by narrow road, park side of the road and busy traffic.
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7/20/2019 Rigatta Race, Placentia, NL, Canada - This is a major event for this town, a means town’s holiday by this race. 6 members + 1 couch team of boat race. Nearlest player by couch is the leader, every member of players follow the leader, couch does pull 2 lopes and control the direction of the boat.
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7/20/2019 Ferry Argentia, NL - North Sydney, NS, Canada - This is a 18 hrs ferry ride, ferry moves about 20 miles/hr speed. The ferry is large in size, 600ft long. There are many cabins but all sold out. In the ferry, it has 10 stories and many rooms. This ferry runs three times per week.
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7/21/2019 Ferry Caribou, NS - Wood Island, PEI, Canada - This is only 1 1/2 hr ferry to get to Prince Edward Island. To get into the PEI, there is no cost, however when get out, they charge, so that this ferry is no cost to me, but when get out PEI, I have to pay at the bridge. Ferry run 9 times/day in summer.
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7/22/2019 Green Gables Heritage Place, PEI, Canada - Fiction of Anne of Green Gables book was born in this place background. The house is relative of author Lucy Montgomery, which was a farmer house. The book was translated 30 different languages. Visitors in this place is 250,000 at last year.
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7/22/2019 Garden of Hope, PEI, Canada - The garden runs by donation, however the butterfly house charges $10. There are many butterfly in the small house. This garden is relatively smaller but nice for locals to enjoy walk around.
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7/22/2019 Thunder Cove Beach, PEI, Canada - This is a popular red sand beach, sea water is cool side but some ones are swimming, most people are enjoy the sun and relax. There is no parking lot, park side of the road.
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7/22/2019 Bottle House, PEI, Canada - Three houses made by bottles, used 30,000 bottles and spent 4 years to built. These are show houses, not actually some one living/lived. Very nicely done.
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7/23/2019 La Dune de Bouctouche, NB, Canada - The penensula is about 7 miles long and boardwalk is about 0.7 mile long, after end boarwalk, walk on the sand beach all the way to the lighthouse. It is very please to walk on this boardwalk, one side is sea and one side is protected vegitation area.
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7/23/2019 Hay Island, Neguac, NB, Canada - This tiny island is connected with mainland by the bridge. In this island, there is saltwater marshes with boardwalk loop and a lighthouse. It is very nice and relaxing area.
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7/24/2019 Miscou Island Lighthouse, NB, Canada - Located northeast end of New Brunswick and Island of Miscou. It is the largest lighthouse around here. Suppose to can get inside the lighthouse and climb up to the top, but I was there too early and door was closed.
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7/24/2019 Miscou Island, NB, Canada - This Interpretive Peat Bog Boardwalk is surrounding by many small ponds and wetlands. It is not long but nice place to walk around on the boardwalk. There is many vegitations in this area.
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7/24/2019 Sippagon Harbor, NB, Canada - The boats were very nicely color coordinated, I have to stop to take photos. The part of bridge is up/down by boat crossing, a mean road traffic stop to wait a boat to pass under the bridge.
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7/24/2019 Sentier Rivage, Shippagon, NB, Canada - This boardwalk is very long, located by the seashoer, one side is sea and other side is private properties. One end of the trail is marina and lighthouse. There are many attraction near the lighthouse, like aqualium or museum.
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7/25/2019 Rocher-Perce, Perce, QC, Canada - This is the famous rock formation around here. From a view point, its large in size and nice view of thse standing rocks in the sea. Special characteristic is the hole/arch is the large enough to small boat to go through. When drive highway #132 little longer can see the other side of the rocks.
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7/25/2019 Gaspesie Peninsular, QC, Canada - This peninsular is the north side of New Brunswick. Drive highway #132 all the way, up/down the hills many times, some of are steep, some of are long, and some of are both steep and long. South and East sides are more attracted with visitors, North and West sides are residential areas.
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7/28/2019 Canada Road Side Attraction, Eastern Canada - I have visited eastern Canada on 7/1-7/28, during my visit, I have stopped by many places and captured those photos. I was excited to visit many nice places every day, but time flys too fast.
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8/1/2019 Concreat Park, Phillips, WI - There are many scluptures that made wih concreate, rocks and broken glasses. I thought this park is daiger for kids because very sharpe broken glassess edges that stick up from the scluptures. They use the same pattern for many items, a means mass product.
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8/1/2019 Jurustic Park, Marshfield, WI - This is in the private property, but open for the public. There are many metal scruptures in the yard. Owner/artist was doing making sclupture for 26 years after retire from laywer. Some of scruptures are we can interact with to move it that fun part.
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8/1/2019 Wisconsin Dells, WI - I have hiked up about 2 miles to see the dells of the WI river. There is a sand beach one side of the river, and river is wider at this area, very calm water flow. Also stop by WI Dells Center, which I didn’t know but it is amusement park and play ground.
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8/1/2019 Upside Down White House, WI - This place called "Top Secret". It is upside down white house by the highway #12 roadside. It is a large in size and get anyone’s attention. Around this place, there are many attractions for a fun.
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8/1/2019 Pewits Nest State Natural Area, WI - There are few good size waterfalls that people can slide down, and pool below it, people jump down into the pool from the waterfalls or near by cliffs. Water is not warm, cool side but that dosn’t stop people to enjoy in the water.
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8/1/2019 Dr Evermore’s Sclupture Park, WI - He was idea man, idea was keep coming and too excited to create metal scluptures every day and no time to sleep and eat, which was not good that his wife said. He spent a lot of time to create sclupture that only he to understand it, but some of are we like it.
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8/2/2019 Wisconsin State Capitol, WI - Parking was hectic, there is no free parking for visitors, only 25 minutes meter parking that I got. All white outside the building with classic design. Inside is the marble floors and walls. This capitol building is the center of around here town design.
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8/2/2019 Witch House, WI - It is Mary Norl House, also called "Witch House" located by the Lake Michigan, nice location, and nice neighborhood. There are many her original sculptures on the garden made by concrete.
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8/2/2019 Milwaukee Art Museum, WI - It is located by the Lake Michigan and beautiful designed white bulding. This building has three levels and arts are separated by the categories. There are many items displayed in this museum. Parking is not free.
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8/3/2019 Field of Dream, IA - This is the "Field of Dream" movie site, located middle of the corn field. It was corn field before, movie company converted it into the baseball diamond and kept the diamond as is.
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8/3/2019 Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA - This is a fun place to be with friends or families. There are many trails with 16 caves, walk/hike as much as you want. The cave is bat cave but I didn’t see any bats, but inside is a nicely cool. It is free of charge and all parking lots are full.
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8/3/2019 Grant Wood Art Gallery, Anamosa, IA - Grant Wood is a famous artist of "American Gothic", the models are his 30 years old sister and his 61 yeas old dentist, original drawing is in the Chicago Art Museum. He had many pictures, but nothing original in this gallery, all his originals are spread into many large art museums, sad to hear that.
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8/4/2019 Matchstick Marvels Museum, Glad Brook, IA - Used one tiny matchstick at a time to create those beautiful large objects. There are many but a few display in this museum. The museum opens 1pm daily during summer.
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8/5/2019 Gallery Garden, Marshalltown, IA - This privately owned small garden has very good tast. Took my attention was vertical wall garden, beautifully done in large scale. Also display extremely nice pictures hanging on the wall. Lucky to have a cup of coffee or tea here.
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8/5/2019 Reiman Garden, Ames, IA - It is located inside the Iowa University. There is a butterfly house but butterfly doesn’t fly in cloudy day, which I didn’t know it, and today was cloudy. The garden is divided by a few themes nicely.
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8/5/2019 Railroad Museum & History Center, Boone, IA - If ride a train, this museum is free of charge, if not, they charge $8 admission. Inside museum is very organized, especially I'd like movie that started with horse, street car, and electric car, then end of the street cars. Outside, there are some old trains displayed.
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8/5/2019 Boone & Scenic Vally Railroad, Boone, IA - Train ride from the Boone Train Station for 1.5 hrs and there was no stop. The highlight was go on the very high trestle. Train runs 1:30pm daily and some more special train schedule like dinner train.
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8/6/2019 Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Boone, IA - This is the birh place of the wife of 33rd president of US, Eisenhower. This house is museum now, but I was visited too early and museum was not open yet. It was/is a big deal to locals, she went from small town to White House.
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8/6/2019 High Trestle Trail, Madrid, IA - Wide concrete trail all the way to the bridge/trestle, which is the pedestrian and bike trail. The trestle/bridge is very uniqe and nicely designed. Sign said 2.5 miles but actually I spent 3.4 miles.
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8/6/2019 Beed’s Lake State Park, Hampton, IA - They call it "Spillway", to me its "Waterfalls". It is man-made dam constructed by the CCC (Civillian Conservation Corps). It is very elegant waterfalls, because lide stairs, lower side is wider than above.
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8/7/2019 Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, IA - This park is located between 13th to 15th, and Grand & Locast streets. The park is full of sculptures, like outdoor museum. It is not related with Pappajohn Pizza company.
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8/7/2019 American Dream Machines, Des Moines, IA - Just like a classic car museum, but not. It is a classic car dealer. They allow me to take photos of inside the show room of classic cars, all cars are spot less.
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8/7/2019 John Wayne Museum, Winterset, IA - This is the John Wayne’s Birth Place museum, he was Western action movie star, who die 1979. He was a good actor and had many movies. A sad thing was, he never visited this museum.
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8/7/2019 Madison County Covered Bridges, IA - These 6 covered bridges have been preserved out of 19 original covered bridges in Madison County, which is the covered bridge capitol of Iowa. All those covered bridges are retired from the actual road bridges, currently attraction for visitors. All red color outside, 4 are flat roof and 2 are triangle roof.
1. Roseman Coverd Bridge - Built in 1883.
2. Holliwell Covered Bridge - Built in 1880 and longest of 6 covered bridges, 110 ft.
3. Imes Covered Bridge - Oldest bridge among 6 bridges.
4. Hogback Covered Bridge - Built in 1884, 98 ft long.
5. Cedar Covered Bridge - Burned out by fire, re-built recently, original one was built in 1883.
6. Cutler-Donahue Covered Bridge - Funny thing is, this bridge is atop of the grass field not river in the city park.
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8/8/2019 Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Omaha, NE - This pedestrian bride is a beautiful bridge and runs on the two states, NE and IA. It opened 2008, but still like a brand new bridge.
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8/8/2019 Holy Family Shrine, Between Omaha & Lincoln, NE - This is an unique church, first enter the office that underground, then the church is located atop of the hill, with nice design, all glasses and woods to built it. Finally cross is also beautiful design.
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8/8/2019 Pioneers Park, NE - When I got there, it was too hot to walk or hike. They have many hiking trails, but I didn’t hike at all. I managed to took some photos.
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8/11/2019 Brown State Fishing Lake, near Hiawatha, KS - It is a small and quiet lake near the highway #36. Locales are here to enojoy the fishing. The lake color of lake water is green rather than brown. The camping is free of charge.
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8/12/2019 Homestead National Monument of America, NE - Homestead act offered 160 arcres of free public land to homesteaders during 1862-1986. No required US Citizenship, only intend to become US Citizen, requiments were a head of household, least 21 years old, use as farmland, build a house, live there 5 years. Only 40% success and 60% abandoned their claims that 10% of US total public land, and approximately 270 Million acres was settled by homesteaders.
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8/12/2019 Rock Creek State Historical Park, NE - The Oregon-California Trail and Pony Express Trail were passed in this park. There is a creek to cross, and both sides of creek walls are little too steep and no easy way to cross it, built the toll bridge. Post Office, Pony Express barn, and bunk houses are still standing at original location.
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8/14/2019 Gavins Point Dam & Powerplane, NE - This is one of the dams in the Missouri River, built 1957 costed $53 Millions. It is produce enough power for 30,000 houses. When I was there, all 14 spillways are wide open because too much water in the Lewis & Clark Lake.
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8/14/2019 Lewis & Clark Visitor Center, NE - Located near the Gavins Point Dam. Lewis & Clark were visited many places and museums are all over after them, this place is one of them. They were here during their expedition, and displayed information about them.
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8/15/2019 Missouri National Recreational River, near Niobrara, NE - Both part of Missouri River and Niobrara River are the Missouri National Recreational River. There is no easy way to access to it by car or foot, only way to access to it that the boat. Both sides of rivers are small hills surounding it.
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8/15/2019 Niobrara State Park, NE - There are many up/down hills in this park. Nice view of Missouri River and Niobrara River. There are many nice cabins, more like houses, like 2 bdrm, kitchen, bath and patio with view, a good place to rejuvenate.
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8/15/2019 Niobrara, NE - Visited a museum which has many items of town of old Niobrara. Estimated 40% of population is the Ponca Indians. US Government re-located them to Oklahoma in 1850, but they came back to their native land of Niobrara by Chief Standing Bear won the court battle with US Government. The name of bridge that cross the Missouri River, after him.
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8/16/2019 Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, SD - Both open to the public with free of charge. Fish hatchery is one building and a pool out side are open to public. Aquarium has many chambers and fishes, turtles and frogs are in it. Fishes are all small to medium size no large fishes.
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8/16/2019 Meridian Pedestrian Bridge, Yanktown, SD - This double decker bridge was converted to the pedestrian bridge in 2011. Its connected 2 states, NE and SD. There are many locks that locked up Love for forever. Before it was the part of the road that goes from Winnipeg, Canada, to Panama.
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8/17/2019 Riverboat Days, Kankton, SD - This is 3 days event on 3rd weekend of August each year. They are expecting more than 100,000 visitors during 3 days event. Riverside and Mall are the main locations to enjoy, there are many vendors. Also a parade that runs in the main streets of town.
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