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Where am I?



Here are a bunch of images that are all linked in one way or another — can you figure out where I am?

49 thoughts on “Where am I?

  1. M_Zeissler Post author

    Here are a few clues:

    – The rocks might look like some from the Maryland region, but there’s an important difference.

    – The architecture is out of character for the Delmarva region.

    – The white nobby stuff is not native to Maryland, though it can be found in Assateague. However, this example is not from there.


  2. M_Zeissler Post author

    Next clues:

    – It took us one hub hop to arrive here, plus some hours behind the wheel.

    – This is the land of big belt buckles.

    – We began seeing tatonkas way to the south of their current range, which is our target for tomorrow.


    1. M_Zeissler Post author

      Umm, no – getting cooler now. When *I* think of tatonkas, I picture them in a place that has the most talked-about caldera in the upper Western Hemisphere.


  3. o docker

    The moon is said to have caldera, but you have to go through more than one hub to get there.

    That’s a jelly dessert and you’re headed for Jellystone National Park?

    The rocks look like river rock and are volcanic?

    The building’s in Bozeman?

    My last guess is Fort McHenry.


    1. M_Zeissler Post author

      Doc takes the cake… again!

      – We would have to go through more than one hub to get to a caldera on the moon, so that’s not it.

      – It was actually a pear galette, with a warm caramelized pear, almond brittle, puff pastry, and the richest vanilla ice cream I’ve ever eaten. BUT, you guessed correctly — Jellystone is our intended destination today!

      – The rocks were found in a local river bed, but they’re round from glacier activity.

      – The building isn’t in Bozeman (excellent guess, though) — it’s in Idaho Falls and is one of my old elementary schools.

      – Don’t think there’s a Fort McHenry anywhere around here.


  4. o docker

    Tillerman was running a race that started and finished at Fort Adams, in Newport, yesterday and may have noticed a sign about other early forts there when he wasn’t checking out what kind of socks were being worn by all the young women in skimpy, short pants.

    Fort Adams is also where the Newport Jazz Festival has been held.


  5. Tillerman

    Doc takes the cake again!

    I was indeed at Fort Adams. One of the information signs for tourists around the fort drew attention to the size of Fort Adams as compared to other much more puny American forts like McHenry.

    Did you know that Adams is the largest coastal fortress in North America? The area inside the walls is large enough to hold Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Sumter and Fort McHenry combined. And the location is spectacular of course with views over the natural amphitheater of Newport Harbor and the iconic Newport waterfront. And it’s the home for the Newport jazz and folk festivals.


    1. M_Zeissler Post author

      Never been to Fort Adams, and Fort McHenry is truly tiny… but it only took 340 artillery men with 24 guns to hold off the entire British invasion fleet.


    1. M_Zeissler Post author

      It was an antler – one from an elk, and it was just one in an enormous arch made of them.

      The grilled fish was an Idaho rainbow trout, grilled to perfection.


  6. Tillerman

    Ah, but the first commander of Fort Adams was also responsible for starting the war of 1812. If it hadn’t been for him there never would have been a chance for Mr. Key to write his little ditty and we would have to sing something else at baseball games.


    1. M_Zeissler Post author

      It’s interesting how the different regions of the country attempt to put their own spin on the timeline of history. I’ve moved some 30 times in my life, lived in 7 different states across the USA, and visited all of them except Alaska — and each state and/or region has their own version of notable events of the past.

      The Henry Letters were proven to be fraudulent, but I don’t know when that evidence was offered or what effect they — the letters — had upon the general populace of the States as a whole, as most US history texts don’t even mention them today. I think a bigger contributor to the War of 1812 was the USS Chesapeake — HMS Leopard affair of 1807, a historical entry which has survived the tests of time.


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