Monthly Archives: June 2012


We can laugh now, but I was frightened of almost everything when I was little. So, when Darby O’Gill and the Little People was going to be on a special run in Washington, DC, and the ad campaign was often … Continue reading

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Scared Silly

                              Private Tour of the Abandoned Asylum                                                           By Jeff Salter             I’ve had a LOT of frightening experiences in my six decades, and that doesn’t even count being scared to death by multiple horror movies (when I was much … Continue reading

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We Had A Scare

Last summer, I was taking a wonderful nap. It was August and the best thing to do when the summer heat is beating down is to find a nice cool spot to hibernate. You know that moment when you’re kind … Continue reading

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The Time (one of many) That I Scared Myself Senseless For No Reason

Yes, I love being a writer. I love thinking up stories and scenarios and one of my favorite sayings is, “If the story gets boring, add a dead body.” This thing I love can also be my biggest enemy as … Continue reading

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Ooooh! Scary!

This isn’t a Halloween in June kind of thing like Christmas in July, but this week’s topic is about a time when we were really scared.  If it has to do with one of these… …you can bet I’m on … Continue reading

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MOST Unusual!

The most unusual thing that ever happened to me when traveling in a car was the time we traveled from our home in the Washington, D.C. area to Parris Island, South Carolina. Many of you may automatically assume that someone … Continue reading

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Broke Down and Left in the Desert

                                                          By Jeff Salter              When writing about unusual travel experiences, I’m stumped:  there are so many to choose from that I hardly know where to begin.             So, how about the time our VW bus broke down in the … Continue reading

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The Cajun Threat

I shouldn’t mock airport security. I don’t really, but I had an incident several years ago that still leaves me baffled. Granted, it was right after the 9-11 attacks, so I can understand why they would be wary of foreigners. … Continue reading

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Travel Freak Out

This week we are posting about unusual experiences while traveling. I have a ton of stories I could tell but today I shall share my Brooklyn Bridge one. I love New York. I travel there at least once a year. … Continue reading

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And the Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

(This post was composed much earlier in the day, but the internet at the vacation house didn’t cooperate.  My bad for not gettin’ R done sooner.) Okay, so I drive a minivan, not a bus.  But sometimes it feels like … Continue reading

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