Category: Recreational

Our Florida Grand Tour: A tagged map

Every tag and every category and every map tag has a story. But today, we’re just sharing a web-based map we created using the tools at tagonmap.com. It’s not perfect, but it’s useful. Here’s a tagged map of our 2017 tour of Gulf Coast…

Close Encounters at Devils Tower

Believe it or not, we have downtime here at TLotR as we build a new business of curated motor coach tours. We can’t take life on the road all the time. But that won’t stop us from sharing our travels. This week, we’re scouting…

Wabash and Erie Canal Park

The canal that came to be called the Wabash and Erie Canal was created by a federal land grant and approved by Indiana’s legislature in 1827, with long-lasting consequences. It connected the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, at least so long as…

3 States & the Wilderness Road

The Cumberland Gap was America’s first great gateway to the West. It was the only realistic passage from the East through the Appalachian Mountains into the Ohio Valley for 100 miles in either direction. This natural route, also known as “The Warriors’ Path,” became…

TVA’s First Project

Norris Dam in East Tennessee

It’s hard to imagine the conditions of the Tennessee Valley before Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, was designed to bring flood control, navigation, and energy to the vast watershed. The Norris Dam was the very first of TVA’s…