But lo! there surges forth a shriek,
From hill to hill, from creek to creek-
Potomac calls to Chesapeake,
Maryland! My Maryland!
--from Stanza VII, “Maryland, my Maryland” by James Ryder Randall (1861), state song of Maryland since 1939.
Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Where the Potomac River calls to and meets the Chesapeake Bay
Today this Herald Journal article caught my eye: "Travel Channel, HBO confirm filming in Cache Valley."
Pretty innocuous title, right? You may be wondering why it appealed to me.
It had to do with this description that accompanied the title in my feed:
The “Ghost Adventures” episode will be part of the show's
“Peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts”—A Grand Tour of Southern Ghosts
The weather was raw and freezing on that fateful January day in a remote valley called Shelton Laurel in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The Civil War had been raging for two long years and the tensions among the
Is the Bradford Exchange going to release a collection of most haunted places? I did a double take when I read a post about that. Then I doubled checked the dates. Did April Fool's Day come early? Nope. It's still March, and this is no joke.
The post was "Go bump
Do you ever have days or weeks where you notice similar trends? This week's has been ghost stories from old newspaper articles.
The Merry Ghost Hunter
It started when Tim Prasil from the Merry Ghost Hunter shared a link to his Spectral Edition: Ghosts in U.S. Newspapers (1865-1918).
In the months to come,
I wanted to save writing about our jaunt to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial this past summer for a special occasion. Veteran's Day presented the perfect opportunity. However, I wasn't able to get it posted in time, so sadly I'm a day late.
I've always wanted to visit Normandy period,
We docked in Le Havre, France, on the last day of our British Isles cruise. Le Havre is a gateway to France's Normandy region, somewhere I've long wanted to jaunt. Mainly because I've been curious about the D-Day beaches.
I partly picked the cruise because it afforded a chance to do
I know some travelers are not fans of HOHOs (Hop-on Hop-off tours). I used to be one of them...until our jaunt to New York a few years back for our Canada/New England cruise.
I was suffering from a pretty bad case of plantar fasciitis. (Side effect of my tennis addiction.) My
The second stop on our British Isles cruise will take us to Cork, located in the southwest of Ireland.
All I knew about Cork was what showed up in parenthesis on our cruise ship itinerary. (ie. "Cork, Ireland (cobh - For Blarney Castle")
The Blarney Castle was familiar due to its Blarney
The first stop on our British Isles cruise will take us to St. Peter Port, our gateway to Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands.
Here's what I knew about the Channel Islands before I started researching them for our trip: it had been the only British territory occupied by the Germans