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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mississippi River Trails A USA Travel Experience



New Orleans Memphis and the Quad Cities
New Orleans
architecture creative culture history and traditions
The original settlement of New Orleans and the oldest neighborhood in the city is Vieux Carre, better known as the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, the location continues to be a valuable site for trade due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River. The district is a National Historic Landmark and is bordered by popular streets, such as Canal, Decatur and Rampart Streets and Esplanade Avenue. The French Quarter boasts cultural contributions from the French, Spanish, Italians, Africans, Irish and others – as demonstrated by the development of New Orleans as a global port.
Architecture is a dominant feature throughout the neighborhood; balconies adorned with intricate ironwork, courtyards filled with lush greenery and beautiful fountains showcase the French Quarter's European roots, mostly the handiwork of the Spanish who ruled and rebuilt the city after two large fires in 1788 and 1794. Many buildings have ceramic plaques with the street names during Spanish rule.
Landmarks Jackson Square, originally known as the Place d'Armes, was renamed to honor Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The square is flanked by historic structures such as the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo, which house the Louisiana State Museums, and the Pontalba Apartments - the oldest apartment buildings in the United States. Read More



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Memphis Tennessee
Blues Rock ’n’ Roll BBQ Pork Capital Cotton Row and Graceland
Memphis is a city with a rich and eclectic history: Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll, BBQ Pork Capital of the World. Some of the city’s traditions and milestones include: Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley; the Memphis Zoo; the Indie Memphis Film Festival; Sun Studio; National Civil Rights Museum; the Memphis NBA Grizzlies; Stax Museum of American Soul Music; Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, Payne’s BBQ and Interstate BBQ; Beale Street; Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.
A display of Fine Art, history-making Music and a Celebration of American Heritage and Culture
The city’s history began with the Native Americans who settled on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff, then onto Hernando De Soto, the Civil War, yellow fever, the blues and rock 'n' roll music.
Cotton Row Beginning around 1840 riverboats loaded with cotton lined the Memphis riverfront. Through the Civil War and by the turn of the century, Memphis was center stage and cotton was king. By some estimates, over 75% of the nation's cotton came through the Bluff City. Front Street in Downtown Memphis was nicknamed “Cotton Row” and was the heart of the cotton trade and the center of the Memphis economy for over a century.
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The Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa
family vacations museums historic sites and riverfront festivals
The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The region has the excitement of a big city and the hospitality of a small town with award-winning museums and cultural centers, internationally-recognized festivals, beautiful riverfronts and a vibrant nightlife.
Davenport has beautiful riverfront vistas and an active downtown area with the Figge Art and Putnam History Museums and great shopping at the North Park Mall.
Bettendorf the Library and adjacent Family Museum provide exciting programs and storytelling. The numerous outdoor activities include the Splash Landing water park, Wallace's Garden Center and Duck Creek Recreational Trail.

Rock Island‘s downtown is known for its festivals and nightlife with Cajun food and zydeco music; Jamaican food and reggae music; and a fall Irish folk festival. Family activities include the country's largest go-kart street race. Experience a downtown architectural tour and the Broadway Historic District.
Moline is one of the agricultural capitals of the world, home of John Deere and steeped in history. The modern downtown area features great riverfront views and evening entertainment with musicals performed by local actors.
East Moline is home to many great events and festivities. Empire Park is right on the Mississippi River, walk along the riverfront trails of The Quarter or visit to the John Deere Harvester Works, one of the world's largest combine factories.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley Gateway to San Francisco



Sustainable Seafood and Produce 90 miles of Pacific Coastline and San Francisco Bay Front
San Mateo is located halfway between San Francisco and San Jose and is home to charming old-style neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, bay front parks and recreational lagoons and Silicon Valley businesses Facebook, Oracle, Apple, Google and LinkedIn.
CuriOdyssey Museum is a Center for Environmental Education
Coastside explore the stunning coastline and catch some waves with an introductory or advanced surfing lesson. Discover the hidden treasures of the coastside with an eco-cycling or hiking adventure or try your luck at whale watching or deep sea fishing. 
Half Moon Bay is a quaint, small town in the middle of San Mateo County’s Pacific Coastside.  One of the oldest communities in the county, it grew out of a farm town whose residents cultivated flowers, artichokes, cabbages, sprouts and pumpkins.  Agriculture is still an important part of Half Moon Bay’s economy and the area is now known as the pumpkin capital of the world.  The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, taking place at the Half Moon Bay Airport, displays over 2,000 antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic motorized mechanical wonders. Downtown Half Moon Bay has evolved into a charming blend of quaint bed and breakfast inns, antique stores, upscale shops, and restaurants specializing in locally-grown vegetables and freshly-caught seafood.
Historic Coastal Highway 1 stop at several small towns, each with its own distinct characteristics: Pacifica, Montara, Moss Beach, site of the Moss Beach Distillery and the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, El Granada, San Gregorio, Pescadero for a tour of a restored 1910 dairy farm with 200 alpine goats on nine acres of pasture, and taste a local cheese, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Preserve, and La Honda.
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Bayside is home to many museums and cultural attractions. NASA Ames Visitor Center at Moffett Field has a real moon rock, the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City’s restored 1910 County Courthouse has a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor, and Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos displays full-size aircraft, prototypes, photographs and models. 
Stanford University has an 8180-acre campus; explore the free Cantor Arts Center, home of one of the largest collections of Rodin bronze sculptures in the world. 


The Computer History Museum in Mountain View displays over 1,100 historic artifacts, including some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s. 
Historic Filoli in Woodside is a 654–acre property that includes a 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and 16–acre English Renaissance garden.
Wine Tasting sample some authentic California wines at one of the area’s distinctive tasting rooms such as Woodside Vineyards, AutoVino in Menlo Park, Domenico Winery in San Carlos, La Honda Winery in Redwood City, or Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside.




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