Tom Adkinson

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ST. IGNACE, Mich. – The bridge that skeptics said never could be built – and gephyrophobics fear to this day – is eligible for Social Security but doesn’t need it.  It’s the Mighty Mac, more formally known at the Mackinac Bridge …

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Tom Adkinson

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – After you conclude that throwing dice and pulling the lever on a slot machine really don’t count as exercise, you can burn off some calories and clear your head in pure wilderness just a few miles …

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Tom Adkinson

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TONOPAH, Nevada – A chance conversation led to my meeting a mucking champion, and that’s no typo. It happened in the desert town of Tonopah, which is in the middle of nowhere between Las Vegas and Reno. Me: “I saw a …

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Tom Adkinson

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LAUGHLIN, Nevada — Laughlin and its nine casinos never will rival Las Vegas, but Laughlin always will have an attraction Las Vegas can only dream about – the sparkling waters of the Colorado River flowing right through town. Although the …

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Tom Adkinson

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – You might not know the first thing about stock car racing other than the advice to novice drivers – “go as fast as you can and keep turning left” – but a single pit stop at …

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