Motel.com » Blog » 2010 June

Viewing Archive: June 2010

Jun

28

Kickapoo Cavern features bats and 80-foot speleothem

By Wayne Lazarus on June 28th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Texas Hill Country recently celebrated the grand opening of Kickapoo Cavern State Park. The 6,400-acre park has been open only on a limited basis since it was purchased in 1991, but is now a seven-day-a-week park. Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments

Jun

21

Pigeon Forge Contestants win more than a trip

By Wayne Lazarus on June 21st, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers rides, entertainment and resort fun, but one of the differences between this little town and other glitzy vacation destinations is its “folksiness” — that sincere, small-town “we’re glad you’re here” attitude. This year, Pigeon Forge has initiated an innovative “Taking Vacation Back” contest with a heart-warming difference from other give-aways.

Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments

Jun

14

Murals, Mesas and the Mother-Road

By Wayne Lazarus on June 14th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Tucumcari is the first medium-sized town that drivers encounter on either I-40 or US 54 as they drive into New Mexico from Texas. Besides being the “Gateway to New Mexico,” this historic and picturesque community offers a number of reasons to take a break from highway travel and get a closer look at the countryside. Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     1 Comment

Jun

8

The Two Battles of Manassas

By Wayne Lazarus on June 8th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

A field in northern Virginia was the site of two important battles during the American Civil War. The first Battle of Manassas was fought July 16, 1861, when troops from both sides were still fairly inexperienced and eager for a skirmish in what they expected would be a short war. A victory for the Confederate side, the resulting 4,700 casualties awakened many of the young soldiers to the realities of war. This was the battle in which Thomas Jackson earned the nickname “Stonewall.” Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments

Jun

1

Inspirational views both north and south of Sedona

By Wayne Lazarus on June 1st, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The roads in and out of Sedona offer stunning scenery in very short drives. State route 179 which leads from I-17 north of Phoenix (exist #298) to Sedona is also known as the Red Rock All American Road. It is Arizona’s first All-American Road (as designated by the U. S. Department of Transportation.) In its brief seven and a half miles, there are terrific opportunities for photography, hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. There’s a good chance you’ll see wildlife, including elk and eagles. The peaks ahead have names like Courthouse Butte, Cathedral Rock (said to be the most photographed in Arizona) and Castle Rock. Read the rest of this entry »

Read Full Post     No Comments