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Washington DC: New Smithsonian Museum Adjunct Debuts


President Obama officially opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation’s capital. Attending the ceremonies were members of America’s oldest African American church, First Baptist of Williamsburg VA.

A highlight of the event was the ringing of the 150-year-old church Freedom Bell. The congregation was established in 1776, the year the American Revolution began. Many of the first members were slaves and freed-slaves. In the pre-Civil War days, church services were held secretly in nearby Virginia farm fields and forests. When your senior travels include Washington DC, for more info, go to nmaahc.si.edu/about/museum.Smithsonian Institution

West Hollywood CA: Scene From Annual LA Pride Parade PDF Print E-mail


Disneyland double-decker bus with cheering riders and colorful decor passes by big blue Mickey balloon on Santa Monica Boulevard.

 
Jerusalem, Israel: Wall Now Safe For Visitors In Wheelchairs PDF Print E-mail


The Israeli government recently provided access pathways and ramps at the Wailing Wall for elderly and physically-challenged people. www.cnn.com/travel/article/jerusalem-old-city-wheelchair-access

 
Jacaranda Trees June Bloom Purple In Hollywood PDF Print E-mail


A tourist family crosses the street as your travel4seniors.com editor's camera looks up north on Olive Street to Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills beyond.

 
No Sour Notes When Pittsburgh Becomes Picklesburgh PDF Print E-mail


The annual event theme is "The Destination for All Things Pickled”. It happens this year on July 26-28 at the Roberto Clemente Bridge. There will be all kinds of pickle-related events, foods and products, as well as a giant flying Heinz pickle balloon.

Many of the food and drink offerings will have pickled ingredients. There will also be demonstrations by local pickle-making experts. Admission is free, so don’t be a pickle puss and come enjoy Picklesburgh.

 
Optical Dilusion: New Logo For Louisville Airport PDF Print E-mail


When your travel4seniors.com editor first encountered the just-introduced design, I thought it was an abstract of two curved images. Then, after closer study, I realized the white inner area was actually an image of the famed fighter with arms upraised. So, when your air travels take you to newly-named Louisville Airport, be sure to salute the town’s famous native son, the greatest boxing champ Muhammad Ali.

 
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