Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Vacation!

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He said with a smirk, "You have been vacationing in the same place for 29 years? "

Yes. I have been to a few OTHER places also.

• Sagrada Familia  - Gaudi’s gem in Barcelona.  Started in 1882 and it is not completed yet.

• Hubbell Trading Post, Arizona

• Tour North End Boston

• Tour Federal Hill Providence

• Cupcake Tour Back Bay

• Duck Boat Tour Boston

• Old Spanish Mission Tour, San Antonio. The Alamo is one. There are five altogether.

• Mateus Wine Tour - One of many tours on the Douro River in Portugal . Viking is great!

• Canyon de Chelly Tour, Arizona

• Muir Woods, California

• Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff

• Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona

• Zion National Park, Utah

• Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Orleans

• Rogers Rangers Island  - French & Indian War

• New Bedford Whaling Museum and chapel.  Herman Melville's name is on one of the pews on the left and near the rear.

• Merano and Burano Islands off Venice

• Mt. Greylock   - elevation 3,489

• Ship Rock, New Mexico

• Bryce Canyon, Utah

• Erie Canal, New York

• Second Mesa - Tsakurshovi Trading Post, Arizona

• Mexican Hat, Utah

• Saquish in Plymouth, Massachusetts

• Road To Hana, Maui

• Topkapi Palace, Turkey

• City of Prague - Special mention to the very best beer I have EVER had, in the Czech Republic

• Posada Margarita Restaurant and Hotel, Tulum , Mexico

• Niagara Falls

• Miami Beach

• Cameron Trading Post, Arizona

• South Beach, Florida

• Olivia’s Restaurant on la Isla Mujeres, Mexico, is my favorite  Mediterranean, Greek, Israeli, and Turkish. Reservations only. Mention Tocino sent you, and I will receive free baklava the next visit. Gracias!

• The Parthenon, Athens - needs work

• Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen, Rte 1, MM 99.4, Key Largo

• Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West Harbor

• Saint Cloud, France - Visited where my relative Nicholas Bachan left from to go to Can-ada as a soldier in 1664

• Saint James Hotel, Cimarron, New Mexico - 27 cowboys killed in the saloon; 22 bullet holes still in the ceiling. Who visited, you ask?  The Earps, Jesse James, Bat Masterson, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Doc Holliday, Billie Holiday, Black Jack Ketchup, Bob Ford, Frederick Remington, Zane Grey, Billy the Kid, General Sheridan, Uncle Dick Wooten, Clay Allison . . .

• Parris Island, South Carolina

• Ken Hodge’s house in Lynnfield

• Beaufort, South Carolina

• Sian Ka’an Biosphere, Tulum

• Natural Bridge, North Adams, Massachusetts

• Playa del Carmen, Mexico

• Xcalak, Mexico - ish-cah-lack

• Dzibanche - Maya Ruins

• Washington Monument, DC

• Jefferson Memorial, DC

• Smithsonian, DC

• Spy Museum, DC

• Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia

• Isla Cozumel, Mexico

• Savannah Beach, Virgin Gorda

• Tennessee Williams’ home, Key West

• Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ home, Cartagena, Colombia

• Ernest Hemingway’s home, Key West

• Zane Grey’s home, Arizona

• Herman Melville’s House, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

• John Adams’ homes, Quincy, Massachusetts

• Abigail Adams’ home, Weymouth, Massachusetts

• Joshua Chamberlain’s home, Brunswick  ME – read the Killer Angels book about Gettysburg and Little Round Top!

• Robert E. Lee’s home, Virginia

• Paul Revere’s home, Boston, Massachusetts

• Gilbert Stuart’s home, Rhode Island - painted the dollar bill of George

• Norman Rockwell’s home, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

• Cole Porter’s home, Williamstown, Massachusetts

• Daniel Webster’s home, Marshfield, Massachusetts

• John and Priscilla Alden’s home, Duxbury, Massachusetts

• Myles Standish’s home site, Duxbury, Massachusetts

• King Caesar/Ezra Weston home, Powder Point, Duxbury, Massachusetts  - ship builder

• Billy the Kid’s mothers grave, Silver City, New Mexico

• Custer’s grave, West Point, New York

• George Washington’s home, Mt. Vernon, Virginia

• Kezia Coffin’s home, Nantucket, Massachusetts

• Martin Van Buren House’s, Old Kinderhook, New York - OK Corral named after it! YCMTS UP

• Kit Carson’s house, Taos, New Mexico

• The Historic Winslow House circa 1699, Marshfield, Massachusetts

• Grants Tomb, New York City -- my mom loved that joke

• the pirate Fermin Mundaca’s mansion on Isla Mujeres -- His gravestone reads, “As you are I was, As I am you will be."

• Isla Holbox, Mexico -- 3 times

• Chiquila  (chic-EE-la), port town to Isla Holbox. The Champs wrote a song about it. Glen Campbell played guitar on it.  At the end they shout, “…CHIQUILA!”

• Ek Balam - spectacular Maya ruin in Mexico

• Valladolid (by-a dough LEED)

• Campeche (cam-PECH-ay)

• Chetumal

• Chetumal Mexico Zoo - just awful

• Chichen Itsa - most tourista-visited in Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mexico

• Xpujil (ish poo EEL)

• Merida

• Puerta Vallarta  

• Majahual (ma who whal)

• Cascades de Agua Azul, Mexico

• Everglades, Florida

• Fort Ticonderoga, New York

• Fort William Henry, New York

• Fort Phil Kearney, Montana Territory

• Gravesite in Hyde Park, Massachusetts of Henry B. Carrington, commander of Fort Phil Kearney

• Fort Pulaski, Georgia

• Fort Wingate on the Sante Fe Trail near Cimarron, New Mexico

• Great Swamp Fight Indian Fort, Kingston, Rhode Island

• Village Indien de Miccosukee, Everglades, Florida

• Ninigret Rhythm & Roots Festival, Rhode Island -- Shame on you if you never joined us!

• Key West, Florida

• Marathon, Florida

• Key Largo, Florida

• Virgin Island sailboat cruise for 9 days

• Chicago, Illinois -- 80 days at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, 1963 . Thank you, US Navy.

• Argentia, Newfoundland -- I climbed telephone, I mean power, poles there for two weeks as a Seabee.

• Groton Submarine base, Connecticut

• Ocean Beach Park, Connecticut

• Hangar #1, South Weymouth Naval Air Station. It was a blimp hangar. When I climbed to the top to change the lights, I got a half day off.

• Mystic, Connecticut

• Mystic Pizza -- In the 1988 film, Matt Damon had a very small part.

• Istanbul, Turkey

• Naples, Italy

• Naples, Florida

• Athens, Greece    

• Rainbow Room, New York City

• Empire State Building, New York City

• Yankee Stadium, New York City -- Folks from Adams loved the Yankees and we traveled from Pittsfield by train to get there.

• Naxos – a Greek Island

• Paros Island -- Tom Hanks has a house there.

• Santorini -- Wow!

• Bull fights in Cancun

• Mykonos

• Portofino, Italy -- You need to rent the movie “Enchanted April"

• Lucca, Italy -- My friend John Cerri was born there. I walked the ancient walls with Rosanne on my shoulders. Probably could not do that today.

• Assisi, Italy

• Amalfi Coast Drive, Eat-aly

• Paris, France

• Makanda by the Sea -- Great hotel in Quepos, Costa Rica

• Porto Veneri, Italy -- Named after Venus de milo.

• Positano, Italy – There is a big photo of Positano  in the Grazie Eat-alian Restaurant in North Adams. You will need reservations.

• Bogota, Colombia  -- Scary place to visit. Restaurant doors are kept locked. Automatic weapons everywhere. Scary military dogs in armor.

• Mass MoCa, North Adams, Massachusetts

• Porches, North Adams, Masschusetts -- Our favorite place to stay in the Berkshires.

• Medellin, Colombia -- Home of our friends Susy y Arturo.

• Cartagena, Colombia -- The Rolling Stones and Bill Clinton stayed at the Santa Clara Hotel. Gabo drank there. JetBlue flies to Cartagena now.

• Santa Clara Hotel, Cartagena -- There is a crypt under the beautiful bar area where the Nuns were laid to rest. The lobby is open to the blue sky and is full of tall palm trees.

• Havana Club, Cartagena -- You drink rum by the bottle or half bottle.

• Sorrento, Eat-aly -- Our base for touring southern Italy. The cobblestone streets were built for chariots.

• Quepos, Costa Rica -- It is HOT there.

• San Jose, Costa Rica

National Theatre, San Jose -- Beautiful wooden building built in 1897. We saw a show there with Indians from our state of Washington. We sat in box seats similar to what Lincoln sat in.

• Herculaneum -- Ancient town on the ocean, part of Naples that was buried in mud from Pompeii’s Vesuvius.

• Cancun, Mexico -- You need to go through it to get to Isla.

• Tulum, Mexico

• Casa Romero, Boston -- Where the idea of  vacationing on Isla Mujeres, Mexico was born, 1987. “Where do Mexican people vacation?” Had my 50th there a couple of years ago.

• Palenque, Mexico -- Best or second best Maya ruins

• San Antonio, Texas

• Gruene (Green), Texas -- Oldest dance hall in Texas. “Michael,” with John Travolta, was partially filmed there.

• Kohunlich -- Maya ruins


• Gallup, New Mexico

• Albuquerque, New Mexico

• Meeteetse, Wyoming -- Butch Cassidy was arrested for cattle stealing when he was leaving a saloon there.

• San Diego, California

• La Villita -- A Mexican section of San Antonio where we were invited to a Mexican/American party with Kathy Charles. Yah we danced. The padres danced with their ninas to the Mexican Hat Dance.

• El Meco and El Ray -- Maya ruins closest to Isla Mujeres

• Port Hueneme, California -- Class A construction electrician school, Navy Seabees, Winter of 64

• Cimarron, New Mexico -- On the Sante Fe Trail. St. James Hotel is there. Founder of hotel was Ulysses S. Grant’s cook during the Civil War.

• Las Vegas, Nevada and Las Vegas, New Mexico --  Love the one in New Mexico.

• OMG I forgot The Alamo!  A Texas Ranger TOLD a tourist to remove his hat.  “Brave men died here.” He didn’t ASK him to remove it.

• Davisville, Rhode Island -- Where the WWII Seabees, including dad, shipped out from.

• Squaw Valley, California --  Two tries at Western States 100  and one 20 mile training run.  8,800 feet up. At the start, snow, then 100 degree heat.

• San Francisco, California --  Just one of the places we honeymooned.

• Truckee, California -- Home to Donner Pass and near the WS100.

• Maui, Hawaii

• Sacramento, California

• Charleston, South Carolina

• Savannah, Georgia

• Brant Lake, New York

• Lake George, New York -- The Bacon family vacationed here for 15 years.

Williamstown, Massachusetts -- Home to Williams College, named for Colonel Ephraim Williams, killed in 1755 at the battle of Lake George.

• Albany, New York -- WPTR TV

• Mohawk Village, Ossernenon, New York -- Father Jacque was killed there. His statue is at the southern end of Lake George.

• Hoboken, New Jersey

• NYC

• Wildwood , New Jersey

• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Ocean Beach,  Connecticut

• Providence, Rhode Island

• Bermuda

• Walnut Creek Canyon, Arizona

• NYC Marathon -- twice

• Boston Marathon  -- 8 times. Last one 1995 . . .  or was it 96 ? It was the 100th.

• Tijuana, Mexico

• St. John, Virgin Islands

• Virgin Gorda -- Fat Virgin. Our favorite BVI island

• St. Thomas

• Peter Island

• Tortola

• Jost Van Dyke

• St Maarten

• Anguilla – Our travel agent’s favorite resting place.

• Valencia, Spain

• Toledo, Spain -- Never Ohio.

• Madrid, Spain and Mad-drid, New Mexico

• Barcelona or Barthalona

• Salamanca or thalamanca

• Cuenca

• Turquoise Trail, New Mexico

• Albarracin, Spain -- Population 999. Beautiful castle walls.

• Zarragosa or theragosa

• Tarragone, Spain  -- The best Roman ruins are in Espana. This one has an amphitheater on the ocean.

• Cinque Terra, Italy

• Tuscany

• Piazza Navona, Rome  -- We spent the day there.  Our Italian waiter’s English got better and better as the day went on. He lived  for 5 years in Phoenix!

• Naples -- Italy and Florida. You can keep the Florida one.

• Siena

• Florence, Italy and Florence, Massachusetts

• Milano

• Pompeii

• Capri  -- Yes we did the Blue Grotto, and hiked up to Tiberius’s villa.

• Rapallo

• Assisi

• Sedona, Arizona

• Flagstaff, Arizona

• Martanne’s Restaurant, Flag  AZ -- It is on RTE 66.

• Tucson, Arizona

• Tombstone, Arizona -- Boot Hill  “Here lies Les Moore, four slugs from a 44, no less no more."

• Phoenix, Arizona

• Lisbon, Port-u-gal

• Douro River Cruise, Port-u-gal  into Espana

• Sintra

• Porto

• Lagarto River, Costa Rica

• Arenal River

• Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts -- home to Revels

• Arenal Volcano

• Chautauqua Resort, Costa Rica -- Had to drive through a river to get to our room.

• Mt Washington, New Hampshire -- Hiked it and ran it. Tom Donovan runs the race. Someone wants to build a hotel there.

• Mount Rushmore

• Cody

• The Irma Hotel -- Bill’s daughter’s name was ….

• Buffalo Bill Museum -- Maybe my favorite museum in the world.

• Prado Museum -- Madrid or maybe ….

• Museum of Fine Arts, Boston or maybe ...

• The Clark in Williamstown -- hmmmm

• Trail Town Museum -- They have a saloon that Butch and Sundance drank at, and Curly’s cabin. One of Custer’s favorite scouts. He was at Greasy Grass.

• Rapid City, South Shore -- $$$$$  shopping trip for more Indian STUFF at Prairie’s Edge store.

• Holbrook, Arizona

• Tuba City, Arizona

• Four Corners  -- Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Vermont

• Mesa Verde, Colorado

• Navajo National Monument, Arizona -- A real find.

• Montezuma Castle, Arizona

• George Washington, DC

• Ford Theater

• Black Hills

• Deadwood

• Phillip Schuyler House, New York -- His daughter Elizabeth married Alexander Hamilton.

• Cameron Trading Post, Arizona

• Lake Placid, New York

• Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head), Martha’s Vineyard

• Saratoga Battlefield, New York -- Benedict Arnold won it for the good guys.

Glens Falls, New York -- John Glen built a sawmill here. The cave at the falls is where The Last Of The Mohicans hid the officers daughters after the battle at Fort William Henry.

• Rutland, Vermont -- Allan & Robin lived there. The farm was called Robin’s Nest. Ran my first 24 hour track there and came in 3rd.

• Framingham, Massachusetts -- Ran my second 24 track there and came in 6th.  So much for experience.

• Bennington, Vermont

• Crazy Horse Monument  -- He was at the Fetterman Massacre, which was near Fort Phil Kearny in Montana Territory at the time.  He also fought valiantly at Little Big Horn.

• Cooperstown, New York

• Canyonlands National Park -- Hiked it with Bird Lands On Head Egan.

• Arches National Park -- My second favorite national park. Thanks, Egan, for introducing me to it.

• Moab -- I love this Morman town.

• Drank with Tom Egan in the Doc Holiday Saloon and the saloon in Leadville.

• Crystal Palace Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona

• rafted the Colorado, the Snake and the Flathead

• Cataract Canyon -- One of the toughest rapids on the Colorado and the Bacon family rafted it.

• White Fish, Montana

• Jackson Hole

• Jenny Lake

• Cascade Canyon hike

• Yellowstone National Park

• Glacier National Park

• Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton, Alberta, Canada

• Disney in California and Disney in Orlando

• Sanibel Island

• Red Sox, Fort Myers, Florida --  Thanks, Feenan!

• Fenway Park

• McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket – Cerris’ idea

• Wupatki Ruins, Arizona

• Hopi Mesas, Arizona

• Meteor Crater, Arizona

• Petroglyph Park, Albuquerque

• Route 66

• canoed  as family groups the North, South, Ipswich, Concord, Yarmouth, Sudbury Rivers, and Long Pond

• Plimoth Plantation

• Heritage Plantation, Sandwich

• Taos

• Cuba, New Mexico -- (coo - bah)

• Chaco National Park

• Virginia City, Nevada -- Mark Twain wrote for the newspaper here

• Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

• Sunset Crater, Arizona

• La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

• La Posada Hotel, Winslow, Arizona

• The Plaza, Las Vegas, New Mexico -- Longmire TV show  filmed right there.

• Na Balam, Isla Mujeres

• Casa de Suenos, New Mexico

• Old Town Albuquerque

• El  Mecco National Monument, New Mexico

• Sky City, Acoma, New Mexico

• RTE 66 RV Park, Albuquerque

• Pie Town, New Mexico -- Only two buildings there. Both make pies.

• Silver City, New Mexico -- Not a lot to do after 9 pm. Beer strength is cut in half because the Apache live there.

• Pinos Altos, New Mexico -- Tall pines in Spanish

• Red Rocks  Amphitheater, Colorado

• Harvard Square

• Colorado National Monument, Colorado

• Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

• Bandelier Ruins, Nuevo Mexico

• World’s End, Hingham, Massachusetts

• Devils Tower, South Dakota

• Wall Drug, South Dakota

• Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico -- Geronimo was born here.

• Hovensweep Ruins, Arizona

• Durango, Colorado  -- Great steam train.

• Buffalo Bill’s burial site, Lookout Mt,  Denver

• Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana

• Dolores, Colorado -- Daughter Marnie lived there for a while.

• Johnny D’s, Somerville, Massachusetts

• Mulate’s, New Orleans  -- Great Cajun dancing venue.

• House of the Rising Sun, New Orleans  -- Where you brought your son to learn about    s    e    x      
 “House of the rising son” . . . get it?

• Tipitina’s --  Dance and music

• Rock & Bowl -- Zydeco and bowling

• Michelle’s bar & Cajun dancing  -- The waitresses will teach you how.

• Kasha Katuwe, Tent Rocks, New Mexico

• Escalante National Park  -- Thanks to Bill Clinton

• Statue of Liberty  -- Originally offered to Egypt. It is true.

• Pipe Springs National Monument, Arizona

• Jerome, Arizona

• Peace Gardens, Costa Rica  -- A must see for everyone.

• Puntarenos, Costa Rica -- If I don’t like you, you should visit there.

• Ambergris Key, Belize

• Lamanai Ruins, Belize

• Coba, Mexico  -- Maya Ruin (coh-bahh)

• Lake Bacalar, Mexico

• Mount Rainer

• Seattle -- My daughter Marnie lived there for a while.

• Cabanas  Maria del Mar, Isla Mujeres  -- Stayed there for 20 years.

• Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Massachusetts

• Jack’s Hot Dogs -- Since 1917. My dad went there as a kid. Listed as one of the top 10 places to eat in North Adams.

• Miss Florence Diner, Florence, Massachusetts

• Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts

• Eleuthera, Bahamas

• Abaco, Bahamas

• Thermopolis, Wyoming -- hot springs

• Glenwood Springs, Colorado -- hot springs

• Pagosa Springs, Colorado -- hot springs

• Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica -- hot springs

• Las Vegas, New Mexico -- hot springs

• Yellowstone -- really hot springs

• Roman Coliseum

• Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona

• Five Operas in Boston

• Estes Park, Colorado

• Rock Springs Diner, Rock Springs, Arizona

• Little Colorado River Gorge, Arizona

• Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado --  Here’s Johnny!

• Atlantic City, New Jersey

• Serifos Island and village of Hora, Greece

• The Bosphorus

• Blue Mosque

• Hagia Sophia, Constantinople -- I mean Istanbul

• Green Parrot, Key West

• Petrified Forest, Arizona

• Santiago’s Bodega, Key West -- reason to return

• Cuttyhunk Island

• Heaven Restaurant, Key West

• Federal Hill, Providence Rhode Island

• Painted Desert, Arizona

• Painted Desert Inn -- interior designed by Mary Jane Colter

• Saint Stanislaw Kostka Church, Adams Massachusetts --  Married there in 1967.

• Road to the Sun, Glacier

• West Point, New York

• Loretto Chapel, Sante Fe -- On the  end of the Santa Fe Trail.

• Manassas, Virginia -- Daniel Webster's son Fletcher was killed there at the second battle. A large stone from Marshfield marks the exact spot. Longstreet’s men killed him, but sent his belongings to his widow in Marshfield.

• Venice Eat-aly and Venice California

• Train to Silverton, Colorado

• Leadville, Colorado  -- elevation 14,000

• Rhodes on the Pawtucket  -- Mardi Gras Ball Dances

• Haven Brothers, Providence RI -- since 1893

• The Biltmore Hotel, Providence -- Stayed here many times, especially for the Mardi Gras Ball at Rhodes on the Pawtucket

• Spanish Steps

• Kanab, Utah -- North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Original Gunsmoke town is here. They wanted John Wayne for the Matt Dillon part but Wayne suggested his friend James Arness (1955-1975)

• Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon

• Bright Angel Trail

• Isla Contoy, Mexico

• Tia Sophia’s, Sante Fe

• Kaibab Trail

• Little Big Horn

• Isla Mujeres, Mexico

• Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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• Isla Mujeres, Mexico -- 29th time since 1988, Febrero 2017

• Keams Canyon Trading Post, Arizona

• Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, Arizona -- Made of cement and surrounded with classic cars.

• Train from Winslow to Flagstaff then on to Albuquerque

• Brant Lake . . . but add 17 years of one week vacations there.
Visitors: Gregorys, Cerris, Risleys, Lynchs, Heberleins, Bernsteins, Egans, and Sylvesters

• Costa Rica -- four times

• Laguna Beach, California -- weddding and family reunion

 USS Constitution

• Bunker Hill -- Was named for Archie Bunker  -- ycmts up

• Granary Burial ground

• Swan Boats, Boston

• Trinity Church, Boston -- Cost to build it:  $468,000

• Concord/Lexington, Massachusetts --  The British are coming!

• Yosemite

• Half Dome

• Ahwahnee Hotel – est. 1890

• El Capitan

• Tuolumne  Meadows

• Tenaya Lake

• High Falls Gorge, Wilmington New York

• Tropical Forest and Garden, Key West

• Dolpin Research Center, Key West

• Perez Museum, Miami, Florida

• Peabody Museum, Harvard

• Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

• Saba Rock Island Resort, Virgin Gorda

• Boca Negra Canyon Trails   -- Same as Petroglyph National Monument Albuquerque, New Mexico

• Bear Country USA -- A drive through animal park, which includes buffalo and a whole lot of bears.

• Black Hills

• Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

• Drive through safaris -- The zebras tried to eat our side view mirrors.

• New Braunfels, Texas

• Columcille Megalith Stone park

• Bangor, Pennsylvania

• Fort Union -- Built between Las Vegas and Cimarron to protect the Sante Fe Trail.

• Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, Massachusetts -- Arlo Guthrie, Gipsy Kings, Old Crow Medicine Show

• South Shore Music Circus, Cohasset, Massachusetts -- Art Garfunkel; Everly Brothers; Boz Scaggs; Rydel, Avalon and Fabian; 5th Dimension; Arlo Guthrie; Cowsills; Tony Orlando & Dawn; Tony Bennett; Diana Ross; Neil Sedaka; Lyle Lovett; the Monkees; Sha Na Na


• Johnny D’s, Somerville, Massachusetts -- Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Michael Martin Murphey, Pine Leaf Boys, Helen Keller, Susan Tedeschi, The Iguanas,  Feufollet, Nathan & Zydeco Cha Chas, Gino Delafose, Terence Simien, D.L. Menard, Beausoleil, Red Stick Ramblers, Keith Frank
 

• Glacier Point, Yosemite 

• Calf Creek Canyon hike at Escalante
 

• The town of Torrey, Utah on the way to Capital Reef National Park 

• Monterey, California

• Carmel, California
 

• Sacramento, California and Sutters Fort

• The Train Museum in Sacramento, California

• Big Sur  and Route 1

• Hearst Castle

• Knotts Berry Farm


• Hoover Dam
 

• Red Rocks Canyon tour at Las Vegas, Nevada
 

• Wild Horse tour at Cody, Wyoming
 

• Mount Monserrate Tram Tour, Bogota, Colombia

• In 1987, I did a solo run through . . . Adams, from the base of Mount Greylock through the following towns . . .
Savoy
Plainfield
Ashfield
Conway
Mill River
Hatfield
Amherst
Belchertown
Ware
Brookfield
Spencer
Cherry Valley
Oxford
East Douglas
Uxbridge
Hopedale
South Milford
Bellingham
Franklin
Wrentham
Foxboro
Mansfield
Easton
Brockton
Whitman
Hanson
Pembroke

On Route 139 in Marshfield,  three miles from my finish, I nearly got hit by a car pulling out of Friendly’s, which currently is McDonalds. My only close call that week.

Marshfield . . . and into the ocean at Fieldston.

Four 10-hour days and one 4-hour day -- about 200 miles. It was around Halloween, and it got dark early, so I had to start each day at 7am and quit each day at 5pm.

29 towns

WHY? In the original movie "The Magnificent Seven" someone asks actor Steve McQueen why he is he about to do something CRAZY. He replies that he saw a cowboy in Abilene one time take off all his clothes and jump into a pile of cactus. When Steve asked the cowboy why he did that, the cowboy replied,  "It seemed like a good idea at the time."