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Iowa Ag Tours–Embrace the Tractor

Iowa was much, and much more, of what I anticipated to see on a four-day, three-night sponsored Iowa Ag Tour. The tour was geared for people working in agriculture with visits to tractor factories, working farms to see farming equipment, public university research facilities to learn about new agricultural innovations and sufficient aesthetic outings to…

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Hearst Castle–La Cuesta Encantada

Hearst Castle is one of the jewels of the California State Parks system. The 165-room house of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst was under construction for 28 years from 1919 to 1947.  WR Hearst was in his 80s when he left his estate in 1947 for medical care. He died in 1951. The house and…

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Coronado Beach in a dry December

Coronado Island is the southern entrance to San Diego Harbor. Coronado is often called an island, yet it is not actually an island. The southern approach to Coronado is about ten miles along an isthmus strip of sandy beach connecting the affluent resort enclave of Coronado at the northern end of the isthmus to the…

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