Day Tripping with Rick – Washington, DC – The National Mall


Today’s trip is a familiar one to us back east. In Pittsburgh, we are a scant 250 miles from Washington, DC. Add to that numerous trips to visit our friends at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Cumberland, MD – The Great Allegheny Passage


Time for another biking adventure.  As I may have mentioned before, we are lucky enough to live on the Youghiogheny Bike Trail.  This trail is a rails-to-trails project that was started in the 1980s to…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Niagara Falls


Living in Pittsburgh is not convenient to many places.  One place we can get to without much trouble is Niagara Falls.  (I can never say “Niagara Falls” without thinking of the Three Stooges.)  “Slowly I…

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Day Tripping with Rick – San Francisco Going North


Last Week my travel-loving hubby guest posted about one of his favorite day trips out of San Francisco going south. And this week he is going to tell you about one of his favs going north. We…

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Day Tripping with Rick – San Diego


Nuclear engineers are a small club.  Our technical society, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) has two big meetings per year.  The winter meeting is usually held in Washington DC, and the summer meeting is held…

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Day Tripping with Rick – San Francisco Going South


Today my wonderful, travel-loving husband is guest posting with one of his favorite day trips out of San Francisco. He is my favorite person to travel with for many reasons but one is that he…

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Enjoy a great day trip from Orlando that is a theme park.

Daytripping with Rick – Orlando – Escape from Mouseland


Every year millions of Americans and pretty much the entire population of Great Britain descend upon Orlando. They come to spend. And spend they do. Multi-day passes at Disney. Multi-park passes at Universal. Sea World,…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Biking the Burgh – Pittsburgh, PA


Today’s trip is one of our favorites.  We live near Pittsburgh.  Our rivers define us.  The Monongahela from the south, and the Allegheny from the north meet at Point State Park to form the Ohio….

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Day Tripping with Rick – Bryce Canyon National Park


Our last day in southwest Utah is the best of the lot, a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park.  National parks are like the story of Goldilocks. Most, like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are…

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