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Dinosaur National Monument (Colorado, Utah)

6/1/1995 Out to Dinosaur National Monument for a tram shuttle ride out to the quarry. Fascinating place - a building constructed over a huge wall containing many hundreds of fossil dinosaur bones (all parts) that had been partially excavated.

The park sign
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The wall of fossils ...
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... and a close-up
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Hovenweep National Monument (Colorado, Utah)

5/25/2007 Continued on the back roads to Hovenweep NM. A quick look in the visitor center, then took the 1 1/2 mile hike around the canyon containing many towers and other buildings perched right on the canyon ledge. Needed plenty of water in the warm, dry air.

The park sign
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A wide shot ...
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... and a close-up across the canyon
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Me and the ruins
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A long shot of many structures
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Precarious construction
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A view up from the canyon
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Statue of Liberty National Monument (New Jersey, New York)

9/1968 A day in NYC – went up in the Empire State Building, took the ferry to the Statue of Liberty (National Monument).

A classic shot
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8/23/2008 From there onto the ferry for Liberty Island. Things got more crowded here. Got on the very long security line, spending nearly an hour. At the end, they had both metal detector and explosives-sniffing machine that blew air at you. Checked out some of the displays. Then all climbed the 150 steps up to the top of the pedestal. Spectacular views here in all directions. Back down and over to the food area and, after a bit of a wait had snack lunch out on a nice patio under Liberty (the back of the head, anyway).

A nice shot on a pretty day
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Big Foot
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A nice panorama of the city
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A detail of the statue
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Cool view
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The ferry dock
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WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Alaska, California, Hawaii)

6/21/1987 6:30 tour to Pearl Harbor - Arizona, Cemetery, Capital, downtown, etc.

Approaching the memorial
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The front entrance
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A gun turret
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The list of casualties
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One side of the memorial ...
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... and the other
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10/19/1987 First stop, USS Arizona National Memorial. Took boat out to memorial, saw oil on water still leaking from ship.

Nearing the memorial
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A gun turret
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Oil still leaking from the ship
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Orientation signage
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Both sides ...
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... of the memorial
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10/10/1989 Drove down to Pearl Harbor, took [USS] Arizona [NHL] tour.

The gun turret
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A wide view of the harbor
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The ship's bell
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