Category Archives: National Park

Whoopers!

January 28-31, 2019 Whoopers… aka Whooping Cranes. These are the largest birds in North America. They are on the Federal Endangered list. At one point only 15 birds were located at their southern migration point at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. … 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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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 – overview

November 30 – December 6, 2018 What a week it was! We decided we don’t really like cities but we LOVED New Orleans. It has great music, awesome food, lots of history and so many things we wanted to do … Continue reading

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