Another breath of viral free air to celebrate the beauty of America with some favorite images of mine (some previously posted in earlier pieces).
Our time in Maine last summer was unfortunately cut short when Cora became seriously ill and we had to fly home. During the few days that we spent in Maine we were treated to picturesque harbors, classic lighthouses and local color.
Cora and I visited the coastal towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg during their annual salmon festival. Mendocino was originally founded as a logging town in 1852. Fort Bragg, a few miles north of Mendocino started out as a military garrison in 1857. Today both towns are popular for their festivals, views of the Pacific, hiking and whale watching.
Below, Fort Bragg Salmon Festival. Salmon on the grill. Flipping fish.
Three years ago Cora and I drove south from Mississippi through Louisiana. Near the town of Lafayette we took a swamp tour and then headed south to New Orleans.
Washington DC and Virginia
In 2015 Cora and I travelled to Washington DC. It started out as a short vacation to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Washington Nationals for a weekend. We turned it into a two week trip, seeing more of the nation’s capital and the state of Virginia.
Below, Music at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. Hiltons is a tiny town deep in the woods of southwest Virginia. The Carter Family Fold is a music venue dedicated to the preservation of old timey and bluegrass music. Janette Carter of the famous country music Carter family (June Carter was the wife of Johnny Cash) founded the Fold. Drinking and smoking are not allowed and musicians are not allowed to play electric instruments. The rule against electric instruments was set aside for performances by Johnny Cash. Cash played his last concert at the fold 5 months before his death.
Be safe, keep your distance and soon we’ll be travelling again.