Author Archives: David R

About David R

For more about me, check out my blog "Bike Walk Drive" at https://bikewalkdrive.wordpress.com/.

“Roadside Attractions” at the U.S. Botanic Garden

For the second year in a row, the “Season’s Greenings” holiday display at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., has a travel theme. Last year it was “National Parks and Historic Places.” This year it is “Roadside Attractions.” The … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C., 1969

My First Trip to Washington When I was a kid, most of my family’s overnight travels involved visiting relatives or attending my father’s annual army reunion, trips within a day’s drive or so from our Western New York home. But … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C., 1953

A Road Map of the Past Spread before me is a “Road Map and Visitor’s Guide” to Washington, D.C., and vicinity, published by Esso Standard Oil Company in 1953. Esso and its competitors provided such maps free of charge to … Continue reading

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Car Gazing at the California Automobile Museum

I don’t know much about cars. But do I enjoy looking at vintage automobiles and learning about their history and design. I marvel at the meticulous work that went into restoring them to pristine condition. And let’s face it: Cars … Continue reading

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California Coasting

I recently visited my three sisters, who live in widely scattered locations in Northern California. Starting in Sacramento, I drove north to the foothills near Chico, southwest to Santa Rosa*, and then south to Half Moon Bay. Although I enjoyed … Continue reading

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