Monthly Archives: December 2018

Trials and Tribulations

December 17, 2018 Ah, “the best laid plans…” We thought we had a GOOD PLAN for the return to Maryland for the holidays. Our first general plan was to store the rig somewhere in New Orleans and fly from there … Continue reading

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Little River Canyon National Preserve

December 13, 2018 We did a quick stop at Little River Canyon on our way up to our planned storage spot in Tennessee. They had a lot of rain recently so the falls were flowing nicely. There is a nice … Continue reading

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Montgomery, Alabama

December 12, 2018, January 11-12, 2019 So much history! I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s so much of what I’ve been learning wasn’t taught when I was in school. That’s because the fight for civil rights wasn’t history … Continue reading

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Tuskegee Airmen

December 12, 2018 “They said we didn’t have the intelligence, demeanor, the courage to be combat pilots. They learned different. All we needed was a chance and training.” Col. Charles E. McGee, Pilot, c. 2005 The “Tuskegee Experiment” was meant … Continue reading

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Selma, Alabama

December 11, 2018 The Selma Interpretive Center and the National Park Service Interpretive Center tell the story of those who nonviolently fought for the right to vote. These events occurred 100 years after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver Museum & Tuskegee Institute

December 10, 2018 This was an amazing man. Born a slave; Small in size; Frail and sickly; Black when it wasn’t good to be black with all the added hurdles and hardships that came with it. And yet, he left … Continue reading

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Battle or New Orleans – Chalmette, Louisiana

December 2, 2018 I want to clear up some misconceptions about this battle. These were “facts” I had been taught way back when I was in elementary, junior high, and high school. First, the Treaty of Ghent that formally ended … Continue reading

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New Orleans Museums

December 1 & 5, 2018 New Orleans is OLD. It is also an incredible melting pot that took all different cultures and blended them up into something new while retaining enough of each of the old ones to maintain an … Continue reading

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New Orleans Food

December 1-6, 2018 New Orleans has many great places to eat so we continued to eat our way through Louisiana. Every restaurant, cafe, or coffee bar we hit was good. One local claimed New Orleans doesn’t have any BAD restaurants. … Continue reading

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New Orleans Sightseeing

December 1-6, 2018 Musical Legends Park / Bourbon Street / Canal Street Tours Hop On – Hop Off – We opted to buy the three day pass on the hop on-hop off bus. We enjoyed the tours and the narration … Continue reading

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