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World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

KILROY WAS HERE  The phrase appeared on ships, aircraft, buildings, wherever American servicemen went during World War II.  Usually accompanied by a minimalist drawing of a bald-headed, long-nosed character peering over a wall, the graffito went viral before anyone knew the term.  Its origins are uncertain, but a popular legend centers around a Quincy-based ship inspector… Read More World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Zion National Park in Utah

It was hard to believe we were in the desert. With its lush trees and flowing waters, Utah’s Zion National Park looked more like Maine’s 2,000-miles-away Acadia than Nevada’s two-hours-away Valley of Fire, where we’d hiked the day before on the first stop of our side trip from Las Vegas. But the towering walls of… Read More Zion National Park in Utah