Baseball History in Baltimore

047_471

    After taking in a Orioles and Yankee game at Camden Yards, we enjoyed two great museum experiences.  First, we went to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.  The museum is in the historic house where Babe Ruth was born.  Being Yankee fans, my son and I were surprised to find out that it was the Orioles […]

Exploring the Shenandoah Caverns

064_641

In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, you ‘ll find an underground world that will take your breath away.  The Shenandoah Caverns is a must for geology enthusiast!  Here you will find beautiful crystalline formations along the one-mile tour circuit.  One of the formations, “Breakfast Bacon” has appeared in National Geographic magazine. Another […]

Off Beat Museums of Western New York

066_661

 Are planning a road trip to Niagara Falls?       Everyone knows the best part of road trips are stopping along the way to check out a small town’s “claim to fame.”  On our way to and from Canada last year, we visited some outstanding museums.  Here are my picks next time you are […]

A Walk Through the Classics in Concord

little-w2omen1

Concord, Massachusetts, is a quaint town entrenched in the history of the American Revolution just outside of Boston. The city is known to captivate literary enthusiasts since it was home to some of the greatest minds in America; Louisa May Alcottt, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorn. To embrace the area, I recommend starting […]

Sleepy Hollow…Where the Legend Comes Alive

074_74-e1308534983479

Every year in Sleepy Hollow, New York,  Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow comes alive.  The event takes place the last four weekends of October and quite popular, so it is helpful to purchase tickets ahead of time online at  www.hudsonvalley.org. There are several events in Sleepy Hollow that makes celebrating Halloween spooky and […]

KING TUT

scanned-image-11134000111

Discovery Times Square is one of my favorite new editions to New York City.  My son is always excited to see what the new exhibit will be and he was thrilled when King Tut‘s chariot arrived in the middle of Manhattan.  Archeology has been an interest of my son since the latest Indiana Jones movie, […]

Re-starting this blog thanks to the Happiness Project!

Okay, I saw the author of the Happiness Project on the Today Show a couple of months back and said to myself, “I need to get that book!”  Then a couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to my best friend since the fourth grade, and she was telling me about the Happiness Project, so […]

A Visit to Thomas Edison’s National Historic Park

img00209-20100918-14121

On a Saturday in the early autumn my son and I headed out for another day trip.  Thomas Edison’s National Historic Park was our destination in West Orange, New Jersey.  We started our seven dollar tour in the compound by visiting the large three-story main building that housed the research library, machine shops, areas for […]

Touring the Top Five Presidential Homes

gw-house1

February 2009 commemorated the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.  There were many articles on the internet at that time, and one of them focused on the top five presidents. The top five ranked presidents were: Abraham Lincoln George Washington Franklin D. Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt Since my son had enjoyed learning about the […]

Following the Red Brick Road – Boston’s Freedom Trail

scanned-image-121860014

Nestled among the skyscrapers of Boston still lies the preserved colonial times of some of America’s historical icons like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.  From 1761 to 1775, Boston forged America’s identify.  When my son and I visited Boston, it was wonderful to visit the sites of the Freedom Trail the way John Adams might […]