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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22 Nov
Colonial Williamsburg, our favorite part...

Colonial Williamsburg, our favorite part...

  • by Garrett Tershel

It is the characters that make this place special.

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16 Nov
Norfolk Naval Tour, Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin(bb-64)

Norfolk Naval Tour, Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin(bb-64)

  • by Garrett Tershel

One of the activities on this trip I wanted to do was to educate myself and the kids about the military.

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11 Nov
Veterans Day Yorktown, VA, honoring our first veterans.

Veterans Day Yorktown, VA, honoring our first veterans.

  • by Garrett Tershel

It was great to bring the stories we had studied to life.

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02 Nov
Finishing the Freedom Trail

Finishing the Freedom Trail

  • by Garrett Tershel

We missed the U.S.S. Constitution last time we were in Boston, it made me sad. But not this time.

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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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01 Oct
“Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch.”

“Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch.”

  • by desiertog

“Where to next?” has become one of my favorite questions and it all started in Dayton, Ohio. We originally planned on heading to West Virginia and south from there. But, as you may recall, there was some crazy weather and a barrage of hurricanes were hitting the south and southeastern parts of the country.

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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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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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