Georgetown, Colorado, off I-70 in the Rocky Mountains

Here are some pictures from historic Georgetown, Colorado, an Old West town dating from 1859. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, it hosts one end of the Georgetown Loop Historic Steam Train. Every October, they celebrate John Denver and the movie The Christmas Gift.

A Brief Mosey down Central Avenue in Nebraska City, NE

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A leisurely stroll down Central Avenue in Nebraska City, Nebraska. A charming small town with lots of preserved Old West buildings and fun second-hand shopping. Only an hour from Lincoln or Omaha by car, this area lies on the Missouri River and had a rich history of American settlement.

Santa Giulia Wine Estate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to the best winery of the trip: little Santa Giulia in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. In addition to the DOCG brunello, their IGT rosso was the best - not to mention the homemade pasta with meat ragu sauce and top-notch local pecorino and the farm's meat specialties, capicola, prosciutto and lombo.

The Archway Museum in Kearney, Nebraska

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A visit to The Archway, an Old West history museum, welcome center and gift shop. Visitors can tour the museum which spans Interstate 80 near Kearney, Nebraska. The large campus is a great place for a break from your travels.

Siena, Italy, and Fattoria di Corsignano Agriturismo

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: My second trip to beautiful Tuscany, namely, Fattoria di Corsignano agriturismo near Siena, Italy. Wonderful weather, great wine and food and fantastic hospitality. There is truly no place like it on earth!

Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2013: A trip to Nuremberg, Germany, to visit the Neues Museum - an exhibit including architect Helmut Jahn. Afterward, I saw the aftermath of the Fasching parade - Europe's equivalent of Mardi Gras or Carnival.

Morton Mansion Carriage House and Arbor Day Farm

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This week I take you to the Morton Mansion Carriage House and adjacent Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. Lots of historic carriages and tack, plus wonderful grounds which includes Tree Adventures, very family-friendly. And a free seedling!

Morton Mansion, or Arbor Lodge, in Nebraska City, NE

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An unexpected visit to the mansion (and home) of J. Sterling Morton, of Morton salt fame. Morton was responsible for the Arbor Day observation, and his home in Nebraska City, Nebraska, is appropriately called Arbor Lodge.