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    The series begins tonight at 8pm EDT.
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    Actually, the first episode was on at 2:00 this afternoon (and repeated several more times including at 8:00 tonight). It was excellent! Can't wait for the other 5 episodes this week!
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    That's good that they are running them at various times to accommodate viewers' schedules. I just checked the PBS website and it appears that down here in the Philly area, our local stations are airing new episodes at 8pm each day. Thanks for mentioning that they are airing earlier in our places. And I did also noticed that the episodes will be available online too.

    Okay, the popcorn is a popping, and we're ready for showtime down here.
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    I just got done watch another episode and they were talking about Acadia National park and the person said that the French meaning for Acadia is "Heaven on Earth". Boy isn't that the truth.I am really enjoying the shows.

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    Chris, I saw the episode on Acadia too last night, and that name is perfect. I'm really enjoying the series too.

    On a side note, I am amazed at how hardy those people were. I saw women climbing ladders in dress shoes and dresses, and the men hikng in wool, leather or I guess cotton. It's all they had I suppose. These days we're really spoiled with all our sythentic fabrics and the like.
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    You know I was thinking the same when I seen it. But as you said that was all they had.I know now that I have been watching that John Muir was one hell of a guy.Very dedicated. He also had one very understanding wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRIS View Post
    You know I was thinking the same when I seen it. But as you said that was all they had.I know now that I have been watching that John Muir was one hell of a guy.Very dedicated. He also had one very understanding wife.
    I want to learn more about Muir because of this series. He was quite a man.
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    Acadia is indeed Heaven on Earth! This is just a wonderful series so far. I've read a lot on John Muir but learned many new things from the first two episodes. The Tuesday episode with McKinley and Brad&Barbara Washburn brought things back home to New England as well. Was amazing seeing the interview clips with Brad Washburn and realizing that he was 96 or 97 when they were done. Quite a man! I had just last week finished reading the book on McKinley by Washburn and Dave Roberts and the episode really brought some of the stories to life. Great stuff.
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    Having just been back to Acadia for the first time in about 20 years this past July, my wife and I watched the portion on Acadia with keen interest. What I found interesting was the level of involvement Mr. Rockefeller had in the development to the road system within the park.
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    I found it very interesting of how much time and his own money Mr. Rockefeller put into alot of the national parks. Last night it said he put up 5 million dollars of his own money for the Smokies, more than 1.5 milion for the Tetons and more. Now I do believe that is a very generous man. I hope that this series comes out in dvd so I can pick it up becuase there was a few times I realized my eyes were shut for a while.

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