Welcome to America: A Visit to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island


Last May when my son was learning about immigration in school we decided to make a day trip to the most acknowledged symbols of freedom, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  We took the ferry from Battery Park, New York with tickets that we purchased online.   Ticket prices are $24 for adults and […]

The National WWII Museum


    On a visit down in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to take my son to the National World War II Museum.  Both my parents were with us, so they were able to tell my son stories first hand since their fathers had served in World War II.  My grandfather, Jack Scofield was […]

All Aboard the Red Caboose


   In the beautiful countryside of Lancaster County you can stay at the Red Caboose Motel right in the middle of Strasburg, Pennsylvania trains country.  A couple of summers ago, we met my sister and kids at The Red Caboose and had a memorable time.  We stayed in a caboose one night and then the […]



  On Memorial Day weekend last year, we headed to Gettysburg since my son was learning about the Civil War in school and we had a fun, educational weekend!  We started at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.  We purchased the Gettysburg value ticket which included a licensed battlefield guide bus tour and the cyclorama, […]

Baseball History in Baltimore


    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 […]



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, […]

Touring the Top Five Presidential Homes


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


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 beautiful to visit the sites of the Freedom Trail the way John Adams might […]