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MONTH OF FUNDAYS JUNE 2021! Cool Events, Fun Times, Great Stories for the Month Ahead

Well hello there, summertime! The June 2021 issue of the Month of Fundays newsletter is full of great stories, cool photos, and ideas for things to do--garden strolls, paddling trips, small-town carnivals, air shows, and much more. Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get out and go! Thank you for reading! Here is the link again.
Strange & WondrousWay Back Machine

Traveling to Bethany Beach in its Early Days Was a Long, Bumpy, and Stinky Nightmare

Mom, Dad, are we there yet? Was that classic children’s whine a thing in the early 1900s? If it was … oh, those poor parents who decided to take their kids on vacation to Bethany Beach, Del. Everyone complains nowadays about summertime traffic tie-ups on the way to the beach. But those delays are nothing compared with the trials and tribulations endured by Bethany-bound travelers…
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Six Bridges Over Troubled Water: A Dreadful Day in Chincoteague, 1922

NOTE: This is a rough draft for a chapter in an upcoming book that is (very) tentatively titled Strange and Wondrous Tales from the Delmarva Peninsula. You can see the other books in my Secrets of the Eastern Shore series here. Oh, the hours of preparation and work that must have gone into the celebration planned for Chincoteague, Va. on Nov. 15, 1922! Local newspapers…
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The Best Delmarva Trip You’ll Never Get to Take: Cobb’s Island Hotel in the 1860s

Outdoorsman Alexander Hunter wrote an essay describing his visit to the Cobb Island (Va.) Hotel shortly after it opened on the barrier island of that name off of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The essay was published in a 1908 book, but the events it recalls go back much further. The hotel first opened in the 1860s. The Cobbs had no idea how to run a hotel--except…