Quick Jaunt to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
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Quick Jaunt to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

A visit to the home of the 26th President of the United States of America I only had a lunch hour during my recent trip to Long Island. Therefore, I was unfortunately not able to take in the tour of the house interior. I do have an affinity for Mr. Roosevelt, his life and work,…

December Road Trip: Reconstruction Era NHP
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December Road Trip: Reconstruction Era NHP

Driving down south When we planned to visit family in Florida for the December holidays, it only made sense (at lease for me), to add a few stops along the way. Since we needed to stop over anyway to break up the drive, we might as well include a few visits to some NPS sights….

Walking tour of Tidal Basin Washington D.C.
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Walking tour of Tidal Basin Washington D.C.

We made it to the last day of our trip, and the weather was still amazing (and hot). Check out Part 1 and Part 2 to get the complete weekend story! Spy Museum The kids were very excited to visit the International Spy Museum.  Who am I kidding, we adults were as well!  We arrived…

Whirl Wind Weekend in Washington D.C.  : Part 1
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Whirl Wind Weekend in Washington D.C. : Part 1

Our visit to Washington D.C. over the Labor Day weekend just ended and it was great! First, the weather was awesome. Second, the sites were not too busy, at least not initially. And finally, our feet did not fall off from all the walking, although they did hurt pretty bad at times. There was so…

Visit to Fredericksburg National Military Park
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Visit to Fredericksburg National Military Park

I dropped my son off at Scouts BSA Summer Camp in Goshen Virginia in July. Since I was already in the area, I decided to take a long route home and fit in some visits to some National Park sites along the way. The focus on this day was the visit to Fredericksburg National Military…

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Visit to Chincoteague and Assateague

Our son had the opportunity to join the Virginia Space Academy on Wallops Island near the NASA facility on the Eastern Shore this summer.  It is a great program and allowed him to actually go on the NASA facility and partake in a number of STEM related activities. As a result, we had the opportunity…

Short Visit to Petersburg National Battlefield Park
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Short Visit to Petersburg National Battlefield Park

On a very hot May day that ran into the upper 90’s, I set out on a trek to visit the Petersburg National Battlefield Park. I only had but a limited time, noon to 4pm, to squeeze in the visit along with a side visit to the Richmond Battlefield Park before having to return back…