Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas

Above: Elkhart Tavern is situated on Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park. Before Old Wire was associated with the telegraph, it was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoaches on their route. Elkhorn Tavern sits along Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwest Arkansas. According to the National Park Service,Continue reading “Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas”

Exploring Roman London

Photo Above: On Tower Hill, this section of the City Wall stands at a height of 35 feet, with the Roman work surviving to the level of 14 1/2 feet, and medieval stonework above. The Tower of London is visible in the distance. With a week in London, one can barely scratch the surface ofContinue reading “Exploring Roman London”

Trahern’s Station

(Image above is Brazil Creek near the Council House site) How slowly the scales fall from my eyes as I try to see into the past, the obscurity of the obvious sometimes clearing and other times going completely dark as I seek the truth in this landscape aged 200 years. Both extremes, along with the continuingContinue reading “Trahern’s Station”

La Miel: The “Honey River”

One of my favorite experiences from our recent trip to Colombia was the time we spent at La Cachaza Hotel Ecologico on Rio La Miel, the “Honey River.” La Miel is a tributary of Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river. To reach La Cachaza, we crossed the river by ferry, drove along a narrow dirt road,Continue reading “La Miel: The “Honey River””