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I Found a Monk on the Sea Glass Beach at Lindisfarne

The Rainbow Arch

I found a small pottery shard that looked like a monk on a sea glass beach at Lindisfarne last month – and I imagined that it was an image of St. Aidan – one of the patron saints of Lindisfarne, and the founder of the first monastic community there. Lindisfarne – […]

 
 

Why Hags Love Christmas at Mount Vernon

Why Hags Love Christmas at Mount Vernon

  Travel hags and all females love Christmas at Mount Vernon just like they love cooking shows, fashion, decorating ideas, gardening, celebrating (especially with girlfriends), shopping, chocolate, hot hunky men in uniforms, and listening to a good romantic story. Christmas at Mount Vernon Christmas at Mount Vernon – a venue […]

 
 

Korean War Memorial – See it at Night

Korean War Memorial – See it at Night

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is situated SE of the Lincoln Memorial between Independence Avenue and the Reflecting Pool.  I feel fortunate to have seen it for the first time when it was dark out – under a nearly full moon.  I’ve taken visitors to see the […]

 
 

#14 Take a Walk Down High Street in Cambridge MD

#14 Take a Walk Down High Street in Cambridge MD

Everyone who reaches the beach by way of Route 50 drives through Cambridge. It’s the town with the big sail on the building that sits at the base of the Choptank River Bridge. That landmark let’s the vacationer bound for the Atlantic beaches know there’s almost there – just one […]

 
 

The Stanley Hotel – Most Haunted Place in America – Estes Park Colorado

Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, CO

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, dubbed the most haunted place in America, is worth a visit.  The setting which inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, was haunted long before he arrived on the scene.  And it appears to be a lighting rod for ghosts, scores of which […]

 
 

Mark Twain House – #7 in National Geographics 10 Best Historic Houses

Mark Twain House – #7 in National Geographics 10 Best Historic Houses

National Geographic just released the third edition of their best-selling book The 10 Best of Everything. In it they rank the 10 top historic houses in the world.  The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT is ranked #7.  We visited this house and the adjacent museum on our way to Maine […]

 
 

The Angel Oak in Charleston – Oldest Living Thing in the East

The Angel Oak in Charleston – Oldest Living Thing in the East

The Angel Oak is said to be the oldest living thing east of the Rocky Mountains.  This ancient Live Oak located in Johns Island, South Carolina just twelve miles from Charleston historic district is a hidden gem few visitors know about.  Majestic Live Oaks draped in Spanish Moss lining the […]

 
 

Christmas at Mount Vernon – Catch the Christmas Spirit

Mount Vernon Camel at Christmas - photo by army.arch @ Flickr

  Christmas at Mount Vernon is a program at the famous estate of George Washington that offers the visitor an authentic 18th century Christmas experience. It runs the full Christmas season from the day after Thanksgiving to the Epiphany (January 6). Mount Vernon is beautiful all year long with its […]

 
 

Why Visit Mount Vernon? Uncle Tony’s Perspective

Mount Vernon - photo by Sherry Main - CC - Attribution-ShareAlike

Mount Vernon is the 18th century Georgian-style mansion located on the Potomac River in Virginia just sixteen miles from Washington, DC.  The mansion that George Washington called home is situated on a 50 acre plantation which is now a living heritage museum and a national historic landmark.  George and Martha […]

 
 

What is a Buyboat Anyway?

Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat P.E. Pruitt

  The Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat Reunion was held this year (August 3-4, 2012) at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Maryland. What’s a Buy Boat or Buyboat? It’s a boat whose captain would buy a waterman’s catch directly off that waterman’s boat, and then take the catch to one of […]

 
 

Estes Park, Colorado – A Great Intro to the Rocky Mountains

Estes Park - Welcome Sign

Coming from Denver, Estes Park is about 65 miles.  The hour and a half drive starts out on straight flat highway with the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains rising up out of the western landscape.  It’s stunning really.  I’ve done this drive once before and have also approached Denver […]

 
 

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

Unionville Maryland – Town Founded by Eighteen African American Soldiers

I’ve lived in Maryland all my life and had never heard of Unionville, a small community on between St. Michaels and Easton. It is linked to a touching Civil War story – a story of “after-war” success of those facing the greatest challenges for survival. During the Civil War Harriet […]

 
 
 
 
 

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