By Deloris Munden
I will never forget my first sighting of an anaconda in the Amazon Rain Forest. We were hiking in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve which consists of approximately 7,700 square miles and is the largest protected area in Peru. Paths are sometimes nonexistent, muddy, slippery, wet and hilly. We had been in the Reserve a brief time before we came upon the anaconda, napping in leaves to escape the brutal afternoon sun.
I had wanted to go to an out-of-the-way place and see wildlife in its natural environment. I had succeeded.
One of my favorite small towns in California. — Ron Munden
Nestled between the California Redwoods and fabled Lost Coast, the Victorian Village of Ferndale is a hidden oasis of small town charm, spectacular architecture, enchanting natural beauty and welcoming North Coast culture. With its fusion of old-fashioned Americana and modern quirkiness – and a scenic setting straight out of the movies – this small but thriving dairy town near Eureka, CA is the perfect destination for a fun family vacation, rugged outdoor adventure or romantic weekend getaway.
By Tom Allin
I’ve always said that the first thing tourists, or in our case travelers, lose is their
“legs”. We have both noted it takes us longer and longer to recover from a day of
museum sightseeing than it used to.
We got off late this morning, or turning the aforementioned into a positive, we got
off early this afternoon. We decided to visit Westminster Abbey, the Parliament
Building and whatever else we came across.
The first thing we came across was Abraham Lincoln.