Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

The Wanderings Of Iris With a Camera Never go anywhere without a camera.  You never know what you will find. And always wander.  A right turn here, a left turn there.  It’s so much fun! Things like… An interesting street sign like Purgatory Lane in Missouri and colorful metal palm trees in Arkansas. Funny road…

Vintage Thursday

Leavenworth, Washington 1977 In 1959 Leavenworth, Washington was a dying logging town.  Through the vision of two Seattle business men, Leavenworth slowly transformed into a Bavarian village during the 1960’s and 1970’s.  As part of the transformation, Leavenworth began holding festivals such at Art Fest, Maifest, the Autumn Leaf Festival and the very popular Christmas…

Wandering Iris Tuesday Pik

Petrified Forest National Park The Petrified Forest is located in northeast Arizona and is about 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) in size. The petrified trees were alive about 225 million years ago.  This area became a National Monument in 1906 and was changed to a National Park in 1962.

Travel Find Thursday – Crockett Tavern ~~ Morristown, Tennessee

The cabin type tavern is a replica that was built in the 1950’s.    The original site of the Crockett property was located in 1949.  A replica of the Crockett family water well was built on the site of the original water well.  The Hamblin County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee…

Wandering Iris Tuesday Pik – Nashville, Tennessee

When you say Nashville, Tennessee, most people think Country Music. A lot of people don’t know that this same Nashville also has the only full size replica of the Parthenon in the world (yes, the famous Greek Parthenon). We got there early on a recent Sunday morning, a rainy Sunday morning, it was not open,…

Travel Find Thursday – Jerusalem Mill Village, Maryland

Jerusalem Mill Village, located on the north bank of Little Gunpowder Falls is about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, Maryland. The Mill My only regret is that we were here “Out of Season” and on a weekday.  On weekends “In Season” there are volunteers dressed in period costume.  That would be wonderful to see.  The Village…

Christmas Morning Drive – Washington D.C.

45 Blurry and not to terribly blurry photos of Washington D.C. at dawn on Christmas Morning I don’t normally post blurry pictures, but with this post I am doing just that.  We arrived in Washington D.C. just as dawn was approaching.  Since it was Christmas morning there were almost no others cars on the streets….

Wandering Iris Tuesday Pik – Bel Air, Maryland

We very recently traveled to Bel Air, Maryland for our son’s wedding on Christmas Eve.  On a dreary, rainy morning a day or two before Christmas we learned that the town we were in, Bel Air, was also the childhood home of John Wilkes Booth (1838 – 1865).  So we put the address into the…