Pictured above: Shrimp boats in the harbor of charming Apalachicola, FL
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This city, the 2nd largest in Colorado, got its start in the gold rush. Colorado Springs is home to the US Air Force Academy, Colorado College, high tech industry and a military presence. Its setting could not be prettier, as it looks up at Pike's Peak (14,115'). Money Magazine named it the best large city to live in 2006. Colorado Springs has a reputation as a conservative town.
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Amazing Apalachicola, FL
We had fun visiting this charming old seacoast town in northwest Florida last week. The restored bones of a once wealthy town are obvious, although it is hard to imagine it as the 3rd largest port on the Gulf Coast, which it was before the railroads came. If you love beaches, fishing, and small town charm, better get on down to Apalachicola.
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