“The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” — Henry David Thoreau
If you have any doubts about the boast that Kentucky is the horse capital of the world, just look at the statistics for winners of the Kentucky Derby.
It could be a Pecos Bill tall tale, but according to folklore, Weston, Texas was established at the location “where the wagon wheel broke.” This yarn is rich in cowboy serendipity, and even if it isn’t true, my inner buckaroo loves the story.
There’s no denying that Petra is a place that inspires superlatives. It’s one of the world’s über-famous archaeological sites, and like most first-time visitors, we were astounded. With vibrant red, white and pink sandstone cliffs carved into beautiful, ornate temples and tombs, the city is absolutely awe-inspiring.
Iceland is well known to travelers for its many splendors. From its glaciers and lava fields, to its geothermal spas and northern lights, Iceland will not disappoint.
At 64° North Latitude and only 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Iceland has no shortage of cold and snow. With roughly 10% of the island covered by glaciers, the name “Iceland” seems perfectly justified.
On our recent travels we discovered that the Mississippi River’s past is a treasure trove of tales. But if there weren’t historical records to support it, I’d believe that what happened in 1811 was a Tall Tale.