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Greetings From: New Orleans, LA

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com We weren’t supposed to like New Orleans. MsBoyink and I were both raised in the conservative mainly-Dutch culture of West Michigan.  Churches on...

Greetings From: Boerne, Texas

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com It all sounded good going in.  An animal rescue ranch in Boerne, Texas offered us “free RV parking with full hookups” in...

Greetings From: Kinston, NC

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com The CSS Neuse just couldn’t catch a break. One of 26 Civil War “ironclads” commissioned by the Confederate Government in 1862, construction...

Greetings From: St. Augustine, FL

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Henry was a rich man. Maybe the richest man you’ve never heard of. Henry left home at age 14 to work in a...

Greetings From: Silver Springs, FL

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Most people know about it as the place with the glass-bottomed boats. You may have seen it as the backdrop for television...

Greetings From: Outer Banks, NC

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Yosemite. The Grand Canyon. Niagara Falls. Gettysburg. Washington, D.C.  All places that people purpose to visit on vacations. All places that, once people...

Greetings From: McGregor, TX

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com  “There’s a yellow rose in Texas That I am gonna back to see” We had been through Texas a number of times.  You kind...

Greetings From: Encinitas, CA

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com We were from Michigan. Not surfers, really. People surf in Michigan, but it’s not popular. When we decided to travel full-time, we put together...

Greetings From Antelope Island, Utah

by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com They should call it “Maybe Antelope Island.” Because maybe it’s an island. Or maybe it’s a peninsula.  It all depends on the current water...

Greetings From: Amarillo, Texas

by Michael Boyink. mike@douglascountyherald.com “I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity Dust in the...
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