NOTES FROM THE ROAD



Writing on the Wall…


Neighborhood ambiance…


28 November 2019: Layers of graffiti exposed during renovations that seem to be going on everywhere around the 10eme …



Favorite Views…


New ideas and familiar locations…


26 November 2019: Doing some research and planning while enjoying the comfort of familiar places for a little bit …



Around the 10eme…


Familiar crossroads…


25 November 2019: Spending some time in the old neighborhood where the constant remains change …



Return to Paris…


Autumn in Paris…


24 November 2019: Returned to Paris to enjoy a bit of time with friends and familiar places while we prepare the next series of adventures …



Sunrise over Manhattan…


A golden glow…


13 November 2019: The city took on a golden glow early this morning as the sun came up over the East River. It was a crisp cold day, but the sky was clear and the light was magnificent …


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Back to Paris to visit friends and familiar places…


COMING UP SOON:

Its almost holiday roadtrip time and there is plenty of planning for what’s next. Perhaps a surprise or two as we head into the new year…


Advanced sand dune training with Barlow Adventures at the Imperial Sand Dunes in southern California. This three day driving and navigation program focuses on moving safely and effectively through large dunefields. Skills-building exercises are intended to improve pace, line choice and vehicle control, as well as developing precision map and compass navigation technique…


More southwest exploration with the original USnomads team taking some time to just appreciate the journey…


Tierra del Sol’s 58th annual Desert Safari at Ocotillo Wells from February 28th to March 1st. The event is one of the biggest Jeep events of its kind and the proceeds go towards the fight to keep Public Lands open. …


LONG ISLAND SOUTH SHORE

The South Shore of Long Island incorporates the island’s Atlantic Ocean shoreline and is often used as a generic name for the entire southern half of Long Island rather than just the area immediately adjacent to the coastline. The South Shore tends to be diverse in culture and income as it varies from one hamlet or village to another. The area includes the remains of great estates from the Gilded Age, some of which have become public lands and wildlife refuges. Long Island is both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, extending 118 miles eastward from New York Harbor to Montauk Point. It contains nearly 40% of New York State’s population and is the most populated island in any U.S. state or territory. The island was originally inhabited by 13 indigenous tribes: Canarsie, Rockaway, Matinecock, Merrick, Massapequa, Nissequoge, Secatoag, Seatauket, Patchoag, Corchaug, Shinnecock, Manhasset and Montauk. In 1655, the European settlers purchased land from the indigenous people and began exploring the island in search of more land for settlement. After the Dutch began to move into Manhattan many indigenous people moved westward into Pennsylvania and Delaware. Native American land deeds recorded by the Dutch from 1636 state that the Indians referred to Long Island as Sewanhaka. The eastern region of Long Island was first settled by the English, and the western portion by the Dutch, with a border that corresponds roughly to the present county line between Nassau County and Suffolk County …


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