11 Nov
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Maximillen Robespierre
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20 Dec
Traveling through History

Traveling through History

  • by desiertog

Without a plan of where we were going to go we had inadvertently traveled down the timeline for the “New World.”

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27 Nov
Rv First Thanksgiving

Rv First Thanksgiving

  • by Garrett Tershel

It was always one of the first things the kids asked when we started traveling, "Where are we going to spend Thanksgiving?"

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26 Nov
Colonial Williamsburg Historic Trades

Colonial Williamsburg Historic Trades

  • by Garrett Tershel

Our second favorite thing to do was explore the historic trades and talk with the trades people.

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19 Nov
Fort James Archaeological Dig

Fort James Archaeological Dig

  • by Garrett Tershel

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01 Oct
Low bridge, everybody down ... Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal

Low bridge, everybody down ... Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal

  • by Garrett Tershel

As our quest to see amazing sites in America continued, we stopped at the Erie Canal.  An amazing feat, dug mostly by the Irish with the incentive of whiskey, in 1820's and completed in 1825.  This canal allowed goods to be transported through the Great Lakes out to the Atlantic Ocean or vice versa. It created an economic boom for New York, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. And was the inspiration of for "Low Bridge, Everybody Down".

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21 Sep
National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

  • by Garrett Tershel

I highly recommend this museum.  It is an amazing collection of American History in flight and ingenuity.  There are a bunch of interactive exhibits for kids and amazing stories for the adults. The exhibits are grouped together by historical eras making it easy to understand.

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27 Apr
Virginia Beach, Poseidon was in good spirits!

Virginia Beach, Poseidon was in good spirits!

  • by Garrett Tershel

This was an unexpected stop and a great one. We only had the day and then we moved on but we really enjoyed the area.

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20 Oct
Philadelphia, PA in 7 hours

Philadelphia, PA in 7 hours

  • by Garrett Tershel

It was the first city I wish we had more time to explore but we had three goals in Philadelphia, see Independence Hall, The Franklin Museum and leave with enough time to get to Washington, DC and continue driving south toward Auburn, AL. We accomplished all of those things, saw the Liberty Bell and the kids earned another Junior Ranger Badge.

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09 Oct
Boston, walking the Freedom Trail

Boston, walking the Freedom Trail

  • by Garrett Tershel

Boston, the heart of a revolution. When planning our trip, this was one of the important stops we wanted to make. Walking the freedom trail was an experience we wanted to allow our children to have in order to understand the importance of our country's independence.

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08 Oct
Salem, MA A town of two tales.

Salem, MA A town of two tales.

  • by Garrett Tershel

Salem was a fascinating place, a town of two tales.

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28 Sep
Plymouth, MA the beginning of something special!

Plymouth, MA the beginning of something special!

  • by Garrett Tershel

Our walk around the town of Plymouth. The Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock and Lyden St. where the original village was located.

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