Category Archives: Historical trips

Gettysburg

Humbling. That is the one word that kept coming to mind as we toured Gettysburg National Military Park last week. We’ve been to numerous historic sites, but the magnitude of this one is what weighs on you and you can’t quite … Continue reading

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Twain and Stowe

When planning our recent historical trip and traveling in the area of  Hartford, Connecticut, we wanted to visit two points of interest – the homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. We drove to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Visitors … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of four states (Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia) to still use the term Commonwealth. While the term has no legal impact, John Adams included it in their state constitution in the 1700’s, and it stands for the state government … Continue reading

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Belmont Park

What comes to mind when you think of going to a racetrack? For me, it is my granddaughter and her love of horses, especially race horses. She reads horse encyclopedias for enjoyment and can quote race horse statistics like some kids … Continue reading

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Traveling – Monticello

In April 2011, we traveled with our granddaughter to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Thomas Jefferson’s home was a sight to behold including inventions that were created way before their time such as a dumb-waiter to bring up the right bottle of … Continue reading

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Traveling – Mount Vernon

Like American history and George Washington? Well, take note, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens is a wonderful site to visit. The mansion tour is amazing, and the animals, gardens and grounds are picture perfect. If you are a gardener, … Continue reading

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Traveling – Philadelphia, PA

History, history, history.  If you love history, Philadelphia is the place for you and your family. Our granddaughter loves history. So in April 2011, we headed to where it all began for us – Philadelphia. It is a wonderful place … Continue reading

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