Tag Archives: fun

City/town names in USA/Canada that end with matching letters

In anticipation of preparing this post, it was never imagined that it would take more than a week of research/compilation and that there would be so many examples across the United States and Canada. In fact, this is the first … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Cities, Communications, geography, history, Language, place names, States, Statistics, topography, toponymy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The High Desert bursts forth in a symphony of colors

It has been fascinating to watch the vast variety of plants burst forth with they spring time blossoms here in New Mexico’s High Desert environment for the first time. Below are a series of photographs from the past week showing … Continue reading

Posted in art, climate, deserts, diversity, ecosystems, entertainment, environment, fun, geography, hiking, landscape architecture, natural history, nature, peace, pictures, Science, tourism, Travel, weather, Wildlife, xeriscaping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Scaling peaks of stone despite achy bones: A memoir and and an aspiration

I wish I had discovered my passion for peak hiking earlier in life. Not realizing it until my early 60s has left me with less time to explore summits than I would have preferred. Despite the delay, the rewards often … Continue reading

Posted in art, book reviews, books, culture, deserts, ecosystems, entertainment, environment, family, fun, geography, Geology, health, hiking, history, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Love, Maps, Mining, mountains, natural history, nature, peace, pictures, placemaking, planning, pollution, psychology, reading, recreation, rivers/watersheds, spatial design, Statistics, sustainability, topography, toponymy, tourism, trails, transportation, Travel, visual pollution, walking, water, Wilderness, Wildlife, Women, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Los destinos divinos de Latinoamérica: Ciudades con nombres religiosos más allá de San/o, o Santa/o [Latin America’s divine destinations: Cities with religious names beyond San/o, or Santa/o]

A continuación se enumeran las ciudades y pueblos de América Latina que tienen nombres religiosos, pero no incluyen San, Sao, Santa o Santo en su nombre. Esto también sería no tener Saint en su nombre en inglés o francés. Como … Continue reading

Posted in Caribbean, cities, Communications, culture, fun, geography, history, Language, Latin America, Maps, Mexico, place names, Religion, South America, Statistics, toponymy, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best TV, music & movies seen/heard in 2023 May

The following are my favorite television shows, movies, and music seen/heard for the first time in 2023, as ranked through May 22nd. TELEVISION – Comedies Ted Lasso – Season 3 (Apple TV) Reboot (Hulu) That ’90s Show (Netflix) The Ranch … Continue reading

Posted in art, civics, Communications, consumerism, culture, entertainment, film, fun, movies, music, music reviews, pictures, shopping, songs, Television, theaters, video, Women, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Backyard birds: Comparing central New Mexico with northwest Lower Michigan

Moving across the country offers a unique opportunity to witness a diverse range of songbirds in one’s backyard. The amount of variation between the two ecosystems is substantial. While central New Mexico near Albuquerque is located at the northern edge … Continue reading

Posted in Animal rights, Animals, art, climate, deserts, diversity, ecosystems, education, entertainment, environment, fun, geography, Great Lakes, lakes, land use, mountains, natural history, nature, pictures, rivers/watersheds, Science, songs, States, topography, tourism, Travel, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twelve planning lessons from Durango, Colorado

There are few cities in this country that can grasp your heart and soul as quickly as Durango, Colorado. From the moment of arrival, the city quickly absorbs you into its charming aura. It may be the snow-capped mountains drenched … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, adaptive reuse, Advocacy, Alternative transportation, Animal rights, Animals, archaeology, architecture, art, bicycling, bike sharing, Biking, branding, business, charities, cities, civics, civility, climate, climate change, colleges, commerce, Cuisine, culture, diversity, downtown, economic development, Economy, ecosystems, education, entertainment, entrepreneurship, environment, fitness, fun, geography, Geology, government, health, hiking, historic preservation, history, homelessness, Housing, humanity, inclusiveness, infrastructure, land use, Maps, marketing, Mining, mountains, Native Americans, natural history, nature, Passenger rail, peace, pictures, place names, placemaking, planning, politics, pollution, psychology, rail, Railroads, recreation, revitalization, rivers/watersheds, schools, Science, social equity, spatial design, Stairway networks, Statistics, sustainability, third places, topography, toponymy, tourism, Trade, traffic, trails, transit, transportation, Travel, urban design, urban planning, walking, water conservation, water trails, Wildlife, zoning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Largest one-syllable cities in the United States and Canada

The list below identifies the largest one-syllable cities in the United States, including Puerto Rico, and Canada. A minimum population of 10,000 was required for inclusion on the list. The most common city name found on the list is “Troy” … Continue reading

Posted in branding, Canada, Cities, civics, Communications, culture, fun, geography, history, Language, place names, placemaking, States, Statistics, toponymy, tourism, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A scenic day trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

On Saturday, April 15th, we embarked on a day trip aboard the Durango & Silverton Railroad, a historic narrow gauge railway that has been running since 1882 in Southwest Colorado. Despite the snow-capped peaks and canyons, the weather was stunning, … Continue reading

Posted in art, business, cities, culture, economic development, engineering, entertainment, fun, geography, Geology, historic preservation, history, infrastructure, Mining, mountains, nature, Passenger rail, pictures, placemaking, planning, rail, Railroads, Statistics, third places, topography, tourism, Trade, transportation, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scaling the sands: Toughest dune hikes trekked to date

As one who loves to scale to new heights, whether it be mountains, hills, ridges, lighthouses, dunes, or towers, I’ve got to admit some of the toughest treks have been trying to hike/climb sand dunes. While the other climbs involve … Continue reading

Posted in deserts, ecosystems, environment, fun, geography, Geology, health, hiking, history, land use, logistics, mountains, natural history, nature, pictures, place names, planning, Skies, Statistics, topography, toponymy, tourism, trails, Travel, walking, water, weather, Wilderness, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment