The Great Smoky Mountains

< Visit the previous post in this series: Road Trip! Once we had this road trip planned out, we heard that a family gathering was in the works, so our November 2016 Road Trip took a little detour to Chattanooga, TN. We were able to tweak out most of one day for a visit with my cousins who are dispersed throughout the […]

Road Trip!

We all know that vacations are one of my favorite things in life and talking about those vacations ranks right up there, but life got in the way for a while and I found myself too busy to post. During that time I think I was grumpier than normal and I couldn’t put my finger on why […]

Civil War Museum

“The Civil War is the central event in America’s historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of […]

The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens

Today’s outing was a last-minute write-in. The itinerary said Gettysburg, but the flower/garden-lover in me said The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens. My youngest daughter and her daughter decided to join me and it ended up being a glorious day. Gettysburg The rest of our group thoroughly enjoyed Gettysburg. The Gettysburg film A New Birth of Freedom and the Cyclorama make the Gettysburg Visitor Center a must-see. […]

Dutch Wonderland

As a requirement for reading this post, please turn on your speakers and click on the logo at left to listen to the song that was playing intermittently at the park ALL DAY! It got to be annoying enough that someone in our group would pretend to hold up a microphone, and someone else would have to sing on cue in our wonderful voices […]

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