Fifteen years ago today, I visited the Grand Canyon with two friends, an Austrian woman with whom I'd studied in France, and her then-boyfriend-now-husband, an Englishman. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Matador in front of the arena in Nรฎmes, France. September 2004. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Sausage, grits, and gravy. New Year's Day brunch in Versailles, Kentucky. 2019. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Mill pond on an overcast day in fall. Ipswich, Massachusetts. November 2018.

A tourist trolley stops to pick up a passenger along Main Street. Deadwood, South Dakota. August 2019. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

The boardwalk at Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, several days after a Nor'easter blew through. The boardwalk didn't exist when I was a youngster growing up in Salisbury. In its place was a row of rundown seasonal businesses that had their heyday decades earlier, when Salisbury was considered more of a resort destination. April 2018. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

I saw a lot of these signs when I drove around the Florida Keys several weeks after Hurricane Irma. Key West, October 2017. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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The summit of Pic St. Loup, in the Hรฉrault department of France. We hiked here one overcast morning while staying in nearby Montpellier. If you look closely, you'll see the top of the head of @kathryn. May 2019. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

The famous Estadio Azteca after a soccer game. Cruz Azul had just defeated Puebla 3-0, and the fans were chanting joyfully. Mexico City, Mexico, July 2018. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

Public pay phones still exist in the United States. I saw these two yesterday in Keystone, South Dakota, the town nearest to Mount Rushmore. Both appeared to be in good shape, although I didn't verify with a call.

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota. The visitors center is under construction, so this was as close as we could get today without taking the hiking trails. It was a bit too warm today for a long hike, especially when my next destination was not a shower, but an airplane. All things considered, this view wasn't bad.

Jumping over the border into , my friend and I visited Devils Tower National Monument today, where we did a walk around the entire perimeter of the monolith. The weather has been overcast since mid-morning, with some low fog in places, so black and white seemed like the best filter for this .

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