Category Archives: History

Palo Alto National Battlefield Park, Brownsville, TX

January 30, 2020 In less than 100 years (1754 to 1846) large swaths of North America changed hands. Great Britain, France, Spain, the United States, the Republic of Texas, Mexico, and even Russia claimed, negotiated treaties for, and fought wars … Continue reading

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Deep South Texas

November 26, 2019-April 13, 2020 We were WARM for winter! Volunteering, exploring and generally chilling. Here’s a bit of what we did.

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Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

November 7-9, 2019 Holly was slowly healing from her elbow surgery but was feeling much better. So we decided to escape for the weekend with our granddaughter Chloe. We aimed for Cape Henlopen, DE. The state park is well known … Continue reading

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James Island County Park, Charleston SC

September 30th to October 5th, 2019 We visited James Island County Park back in 2013 or 2014. We were having trouble finding campsites during the holiday season (who knew southerners spend their holidays camping?) We got lucky and snagged a … Continue reading

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Shenandoah National Park – Skyline Drive

September 20-25, 2019 We FINALLY got to do our slow(ish) wander down Skyline Drive. We had attempted this when we first rolled out in the fall of 2013. We had long played with the idea of starting our journey at … Continue reading

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Susquehanna State Park, MD

September 7, 2019 We often take things for granted that are near where we live or that we see on a regular basis. Having lived in the DC area for over 36 years, there are a LOT of things that … Continue reading

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Fort Michilamakinac

August 12, 2019 Beginning in the late 1600s, the Straits of Mackinac became a strategic crossroads for Great Lakes travelers. Three cultures – English, French, and Native American – converged here, not always peacefully. In the summer, Native Americans came … Continue reading

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Knife River Villages NHS, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Mandan, Garrison Dam Fish Hatchery

August 6, 2019 Knife River Villages National Historic Site The Lewis & Clark expedition stopped along the way at this Mandan village along the banks of the Missouri River. Near here they built a small fort, Fort Mandan, where they … Continue reading

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Medora, North Dakota

July 30, 2019 Medora is the gateway to the Southern Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And NO, we did not see the Medora Musical. Every single person that heard we went to the national park asked if we … Continue reading

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Spearfish South Dakota

July 21-28 2019 We had several reasons for spending time here. First, we have relatives that live a few minutes away from the Spearfish City Campground, where we stayed. Second, we wanted to scope out the area as a possible … Continue reading

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