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My First Ragbrai Experience July 2007

My First Ragbrai Experience July 2007

I recently finished my first Ragbrai (Ride Across Iowa) and here are some of the best moments. I was fortunate enough to ride with Lance Armstrong on 5 different occasions during his 6 days of Ragbrai. By the end of the week, I began to think I might be a...

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Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North Preview

The following story is a chapter of an upcoming book written by my mother Priscilla H Wilson about my father Rodney E Wilson.  The book is titled Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North. Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North: Searching for Family In July 2009, son Ben and...

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Cars of Cuba

It was great fun to see the variety of older cars still running on the island.  Most are no longer running with original motors and parts, but still fun to see.  A real treat. [envira-gallery slug="cars-of-cuba"]  

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Thick-billed Vireo

The thick-billed vireo is a small songbird. It breeds in the West Indies in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Tortuga Island in Haiti and on cays off the coast of Cuba. We found this bird on Cayo Paredón Grande. [envira-gallery...

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Cuban Endemic’s

Cuban Endemics The main purpose of our trip to Cuba was to find and identify the endemic birds on the island of Cuba and outlying Cays.  Endemic is defined as " native or restricted to a certain country or area".  Our group saw 24 of the 26 possibilities.  We did not...

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Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Havana

Excerpt from Wikipedia Sloppy Joe's Bar is a historic bar located in Havana, Cuba. The bar reopened in 2013 after being closed for 48 years.[1] The advent of Prohibition in the United States spurred its original owner, Jose Abeal Otero, to change the emphasis from...

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Orlando H. Garrido

After lunch our first day, we were treated to an audience with Orlando H. Garrido, author of Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba.  Orlando described and showed us the 26 Cuban endemics that we were hoping to see during our stay. Besides being a world class Cuban...

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Ben & Tina, Christmas 2016

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