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Pubs & the Water Front  The Torpedo Factory The Torpedo Factory used to be a munitions plant but it is now the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the United States.*  The factory was founded in 1974 and it is a must see while visiting the Potomac Riverfront.   To learn more about the Torpedo Factor visit their website for more detailed information.   The Water Front    … Read More

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There are moments during travel when you find yourself completely alone.  This is exactly what happened to me during my visit to Trujillo, Spain.  I awoke early in the morning after a wonderful evening of celebrating Carnaval.  Of course, most Spaniards were stumbling home or sound asleep when I was making my way from my hotel through the town.  I stopped for some coffee and water and eventually made my way up… Read More

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This past February, I traveled from Madrid to Caceres, which was my first trip to the Extremadura region of Spain.  My friends in Madrid told me that visiting Extremadura is the perfect place to see old Spain.  Like many areas of Spain, there have been settlements in or around Caceres since prehistoric times.(1)  The city was founded by the Romans in 25 B.C. and the city still has it’s ancient walls and… Read More

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Erdinger WeiBier Erdinger WeiBier is a German wheat beer.  The brewery was founded in 1886 by Johann Kienie and it is also the world’s largest wheat beer brewery.  Alcohol 5.3%. History Hiker Score:  7 This is a an amazing Spring and Summer beer.  What do you think of this drink?  Please rate below.

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“The past is always a rebuke to the present.” -Robert Penn Warren 

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