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Cool small town — Goldfield, Nevada

  • Tom Dell
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  • June 12, 2017
  • This week, Road Trips with Tom heads back west to the old mining camp of Goldfield, Nevada.  We’re headed to the desert again, where the earth is buck-naked, the air is as dry as burnt toast, and you can see for miles. People like me who love the desert think it’s beautiful.  Those who don’t […]

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    Baseball Hall of Fame — a foul ball?

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  • June 4, 2017
  • This week Road Trips with Tom heads for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. While the hall doesn’t really merit being a primary road trip destination, it may be worth a visit next time you’re in the area  And that, podnuh, is its problem.  The Baseball Hall of Fame isn’t in the vicinity of anywhere […]

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    Valley Forge — crucible of the revolution

  • Tom Dell
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  • May 27, 2017
  • Valley Forge is the first of 10 East Coast destinations Road Trips with Tom will be visiting during the next few months.  Among the special places I visited on my Philadelphia-based road trip in May, I decided I’d begin with the place I enjoyed the most.  This is it. Valley Forge National Historic Park is a […]

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    Freeway road trip to Pio Pico’s adobe home

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  • May 21, 2017
  • This week’s road trip takes us to Pio Pico State Historic Park in Whittier, California.  As road trips go, this was the shortest I’ll ever take.  I live in Whittier, and the drive to the Pico adobe was 1.6 miles.  This was my first visit, even though I’ve lived in Whittier since Moby Dick was […]

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    A road trip up the Ohio River

  • Tom Dell
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  • May 14, 2017
  • This week we’re taking a road trip along the Ohio River, from Madison, Ind., to Wheeling, W.V. In doing so, we’re going to dip our fingers into the liquid essence of America and taste scenery, history, commerce and industry.   We’ll experience exquisite small towns, fading industrial cities, farm country, forests, and stretches of pristine riverfront.  […]

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    Chiricahua NM — a little-known gem

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  • May 7, 2017
  • This week we’re taking you to an undiscovered gem – Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona.  This will be a relatively short post, but don’t let brevity suggest the destination doesn’t deserve your attention. Never heard of Chiricahua?  You aren’t alone.  Only 51,000 people found their way here last year.  But if you like spectacular scenery, […]

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    Olvera St. — where Los Angeles was born

  • Tom Dell
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  • April 30, 2017
  • This week, Road Trips with Tom hops on the freeway and heads to the historic heart of Los Angeles – Olvera St.  Or, as it’s officially known, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Historic?  Los Angeles?  Sure, why not? You don’t morph from a rural backwater village of 650 settlers into a world class […]

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