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John Newell

John Newell

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Here’s Why You Need to See the Giant Cross in Groom Texas

Texas

Here’s Why You Need to See the Giant Cross in Groom Texas

After filling up your tank in Amarillo, TX, on your way to Oklahoma, you may need to stretch your legs a bit. And there is not better place than Groom, Texas. The I-40 will take you on a long trip with the horizon at eye level. Then suddenly as if out of nowhere, a giant

John NewellJohn NewellJul 15, 2016
Ever Driven Across an 18.2 Mile Bridge? Here’s Why You Should!

Louisiana

Ever Driven Across an 18.2 Mile Bridge? Here’s Why You Should!

You just left Baton Rouge and are on your way to Lafayatte when suddenly the I-10 begins to change its character considerably. You’re on a bridge and it seems to be going on forever! This is the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. It’s a two lane bridge that has a parallel side where drivers travel the opposite

John NewellJohn NewellJul 15, 2016
Ten Amazing Sculptures in Oklahoma City You Must See

Oklahoma

Ten Amazing Sculptures in Oklahoma City You Must See

Oklahoma City has a lot to offer, but it would be a shame not to mention how many unique and beautiful sculptures abound within the city’s limits. Here are a few sculptures that will surely captivate your imagination. 1. Skydance Bridge Skydance Bridge adorns the sky and acts as a gateway from the interstate into downtown

John NewellJohn NewellJul 16, 2016
Why You Must Visit The Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase in Santa Fe

New Mexico

Why You Must Visit The Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase in Santa Fe

The Miraculous Loretto Chapel Staircase The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a place of legend with an and old and unique history. The history of the Loretto Chapel began when Bishop Jean Baptisite Lamy was appointed by the Church to the New Mexico Territory in 1850. The Bishop desired to build a

John NewellJohn NewellJul 17, 2016
What Is Louisiana Voodoo Really All About Anyway?

Louisiana

What Is Louisiana Voodoo Really All About Anyway?

Voodoo has been a very misunderstood religion thanks to countless movies, folklore and propaganda. The truth is that it’s not about Voodoo dolls, zombies, magic spells and love potions like many seem to believe. Though those practices are related to the folklore of New Orleans Voodoo and were utilized to some extent but they belong

John NewellJohn NewellJul 18, 2016
Why You Simply Must Experience San Antonio’s Majestic River Walk!

Texas

Why You Simply Must Experience San Antonio’s Majestic River Walk!

San Antonio has a lot to offer both tourists and locals alike. However, often the first thing people think of when someone mentions San Antonio, Texas, is The Alamo. But there’s so much more, perhaps by far the most romantic and beautiful aspect is the gorgeous San Antonio River Walk!  San Antonio River Walk San Antonio

John NewellJohn NewellJul 20, 2016
Why Anyone Into the Arts Should Check Out The Womb in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

Why Anyone Into the Arts Should Check Out The Womb in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City might seem to be an unlikely place for a thriving arts scene. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Wayne Coyne of the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips founded his own unique art complex known as The Womb. Customers can experience various exhibitions as well as live music acts and even

John NewellJohn NewellJul 21, 2016
Why Everyone Owes it to Themselves to Visit the Majestic Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State!

Washington

Why Everyone Owes it to Themselves to Visit the Majestic Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State!

Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State is a very beautiful and famous natural waterfall. It is one of Washington’s most famous tourist attractions, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors every year! There are two reasons these falls are so attractive to tourists, they’re simply gorgeous and they were the location for the very popular cult TV

John NewellJohn NewellJul 22, 2016
Ever Wonder How and Where Tabasco Sauce is Made?

Louisiana

Ever Wonder How and Where Tabasco Sauce is Made?

Tabasco Sauce is perhaps the most people’s favorite hot sauce in the United States. Very often restaurants have Tabasco sauce as their main choice for hot sauce. The Tabasco brand seems to be well known by everyone. Did you know that it comes from beautiful Avery Island, Louisiana and also it has been created at the same location

John NewellJohn NewellJul 22, 2016
When in Seattle, Washington You Simply Must Visit This Garden

Washington

When in Seattle, Washington You Simply Must Visit This Garden

For people with less than ideal current funds or for those just tired of paying for weekend activities, Kubota Garden is perhaps the best free place to go for anyone in Seattle. Rather than waste money on something less wonderful, this is a gorgeous Seattle city park and is hidden among the south Seattle neighborhoods.

John NewellJohn NewellJul 23, 2016
When In Oklahoma City, This Memorial May Change Your Life

Oklahoma

When In Oklahoma City, This Memorial May Change Your Life

The Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial is a must see for anyone visiting the state. The memorial shows us that from tragedy and terror we can build beauty in its place. April 1995 was a bad year for Oklahoma City when domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. The bombing destroyed one-third of the building. It killed 168 people, and injured

John NewellJohn NewellJul 25, 2016
When in New Mexico You Won’t Believe What Fills Up the Skies

New Mexico

When in New Mexico You Won’t Believe What Fills Up the Skies

During the month of October many states across the U.S. hold festivals. It’s the end of the harvest and cooler longer nights are ahead. These harvest-based festivals are quite common, but in Albuquerque they do something quite unique. It’s the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The Balloon Fiesta began in 1972 as

John NewellJohn NewellJul 26, 2016
6 Places in Oklahoma City You Must Visit for a Great Time

Oklahoma

6 Places in Oklahoma City You Must Visit for a Great Time

Oklahoma City has a lot to offer. It’s not some backwards town in the midwest, it’s actually quite progressive and beautiful. The city government seems to be more on the side of “green” living as well as promoting feelings of serenity. There are many activities to take part in and things to see in Oklahoma

John NewellJohn NewellJul 26, 2016
The 7 Most Haunted Locations in New Orleans You Must See

Louisiana

The 7 Most Haunted Locations in New Orleans You Must See

New Orleans has an appeal thanks to modern literature and cinema, but that appeal comes from true events that occurred in the multicultural city long ago. There are many scary locations around the city. The above-ground cemeteries and old French Colonial architecture only seem to help the menacing vibe of the city. One of the

John NewellJohn NewellJul 28, 2016
5 Movies You May Not Have Known Were Filmed in New Orleans

Louisiana

5 Movies You May Not Have Known Were Filmed in New Orleans

New Orleans is such a unique city, there is no other like it. Its uniqueness due to multiculturalism and a long history, provides it with wonderful architecture, which in turn provides a wonderful backdrop for movies. Here is a list of five movies you may or may not have known that were shot in the

John NewellJohn NewellJul 29, 2016