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Will She Fly?

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As thousands crowd the escape routes to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma, I hope this old relic can still fly, and takes a planeload of people and pets from Marathon Key to safety.

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Seven Mile Bridge

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This old bridge goes forth for miles and backward to 1909. Bet it has seen some winds. The new bridge is a more comfortable, less romantic way to be tossed into oblivion by storms. Marathon Key.  

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When the Big One Washes Us Away

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OK, this wasn’t our boat. But the same Hurricane Omar chased us from St. Barts to a hurricane hole in St. Martin. Photo above is on Anguilla, just north of St. Martin/St. Maarten. On a spit island just north of that, little bluebirds will eat breadcrumbs off your head.

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Greed, Pride, and the Lake of the Ozarks

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Much of the development at the Lake of the Ozarks can be traced back to one event. Flash back to the late 1960s. In a move that forever changed the face and fortune of the lake, then-Governor Warren Hearnes entered a bid to host the 1970 National Governors Conference at luxurious Tan-Tar-A Resort, one of America’s newest—and most remote—four-star playgrounds. …

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Milestone

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Should’ve planned it better. Some exotic background like Mt. Rushmore or the Golden Gate Bridge. It sneaked up on us as we left the city limits, so we pulled off I-70 and into a parking lot, where I made Erifnus Caitnop turn in circles until she reached a milestone. 300,000 miles. It was an insensitive thing to do to an …

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