J. Stephen Conn
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I am a semi-retired clergyman with a passion for travel, history, and the great outdoors. You will see these interests reflected in my images, which are taken primarily to document my travels. My goal on Panoramio is to post one photo from each of the 3,142 counties or county equivilents in the the United States. I completed my goal of visiting each of them in Carson City, Nevada on September 1, 2012. In many of the places I have visited I did not take any pictures so that gives me reason to go back again. As time pemits I also hope to post a few images from the 57 countries of the world that I have been privileged to visit so far. May God grant me a long life so I can finish more of my "To Do Before I Die" list.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was to become the 32nd president of the United States, spent many idyllic summers at his family's vacation home on Campobello Island. The Roosevelt's impressive 34-room "cottage" is a mansion by any standard. It can be toured at the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, preserved as a memorial and as a symbol of the close friendship between Canada and the United States.

Roosevelt, affectionally known as FDR, was the only president ever to be elected to three terms. He led the nation out of the Great Depression and through World War II, dying in office a short time before the end of the war.

The park is on Canadian soil, but is owned, funded, staffed, and administered by the peoples of both Canada and the United States. If offers a very interesting glimpse into the lifestyles of the the wealthy aristocratic class of a bygone era.

In addition to the Roosovelt residence there is a modern Visitor Center with many interesting exhibits. The park also has a 1,134-hectare (2,800-acre) Natural Area, Visitors are invited to explore walking trails, beaches, bogs, forest, and spectacular ocean headlands, or just enjoy a scenic picnic.

Jim Bridger Lions Club Park, Bridger, Carbon County, Montana.

View from Amtrak train, the Empie Builder.

We stayed here for three memorable nights within sight of Lake Huron. When the first light woke us in the mornings, we took our lawn chairs and walked barefoot through the sand a few steps out onto the beach, drank our tea, and watched the sun rise over the lake.

This is a beautiful campground in an unusually scenic setting. Sites are level and mostly shaded with electrical hookups. Even though we were in a tent, we still used the electricity for lights and a hotplate for cooking. There is also a playground and clean restrooms with hot showers. The cost of buying our tent and the campground fee together was less than we've paid for a single night at some hotels, and most hotels aren't this much fun. Besides, we still have the tent.

As I travel about the United States I frequently see one of the various Confederate Flags displayed. They are seen often in the South, but I've also spotted Confederate flags in such diverse places as New York, Michigan, California, and even in other countries of the world.

The attractive display pictured here caught my attention so I stopped and took a picture. The flags are flying over Triple M Farm in the tiny unincorporated community of Brockdell, in Bledsoe County, on Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau.

The Flags are, left to right: Tennessee, United States, U.S. Army, and Confederate.

Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, Washington

Gaily painted buildings on the waterfront in Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao, Netherlands, Antilles.

Along Highway 374, southwest of Beatty, Nevada, near the entrance to Death Valley National Park

Entering Vidalia, Concordia Parish, Louisiana just across the Mississippi River Bridge from Natchez, Mississippi.


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