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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Washington DC - is having a moment!

The White House behind bars
TRUMP TOWN

Washington DC (District of Columbia) always seemed so exotic to me - Is it a State? No. Is it a big city? No. Is it home to a revered leader? <awkward silence>



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Virginia - Williamsburg & Jamestown


Hi-Jackin' the Stripes


“HISTORY IS THE MEMORY OF TIME”

Good ole Sir Walter Raleigh, the 16th century explorer, soldier, writer, puddle cover-upper, original tobacco smoker, first fan of potatoes, and a favourite of the Queen, named the state of Virginia after Elizabeth the virgin Queen.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

North Carolina - Country Roads

12 seconds that changed the world

“LIFE IS OLD THERE, OLDER THAN THE TREES…”

We skidded our car into a space, flung our bags into our hotel room, and marched up through the streets of the mountain town of Asheville North Carolina. It was bitterly cold, especially for soft West Coasters, but it sure was pretty. The town had a hipster vibe, (famous for its craft beer), Dom can testify a bottle of 'Cold Mountains' warmed him up nicely.



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Georgia - Atlanta

Land of the free, home of the Braves


“LEAVING ON THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN…”

Atlanta is the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Coca Cola, Chicken Fil-A and The Waffle House... Breakfast with a conscience on the side!