Oh no! Not another history lesson?

Colonial Williamsburg

Continuing southward after that mind-numbing stop at the nation’s capital, we drove less than 200 miles and parked Betsy in Williamsburg, VA.  One of our rules is to try not to drive more than 200 miles to our next destination (the only exception was when we were in Alaska).  Following that rule, we will have a sloooow southward migration to […]

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What’s in your wallet? – Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington DC

One Million Dollar in Ten Dollar Notes

When we arrived at College Park, Maryland (our home base during our visit to the nation’s capital), the government shutdown was still underway. We all know Washington, DC is a city rich in museums, monuments, attractions and more.  Despite the shutdown there were several interesting things for us to check out. The famous open-air memorials were still somewhat accessible, and […]

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Hugging Maine’s Coastline

Lobsterman at work

We’ve been lingering in Maine a little longer than planned, and the primary reason – Lobstah!  Of course it is Maine’s main crustacean, scientifically known as Homarus Americanus, or American Lobster.  They come in several colors, but not red – except when they are cooked – then they are all red like the one pictured below.  It takes an American lobster […]

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Gettysburg, 150 years later

Unknown to us, we arrived at Gettysburg, PA as the town was preparing for its 150th commemmoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, running June 28 to July 7.  I wanted to come here simply because of the famous Gettysburg address, which Abraham Lincoln delivered in two minutes on Nov 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers’ Military Cemetery.  In my Literature class […]

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