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Lost Bird – the Sad Story of a Baby Taken from Wounded Knee

Gen. Leonard Colby and Lost Bird

Zintkala Nuni – or “Lost Bird” was one of the casualties of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, but not because she died in the fields with others from her tribe who were mowed down by gunfire from US Federal troops. Zintkala was in the fields that day and in […]

 
 

Wounded Knee – Should You Visit?

Wounded Knee – Should You Visit?

  For those, like me, who like to travel to feed the mind, body and the spirit, a trip to Wounded Knee will feed your spirit and mind, but it’s liable to break your heart. Reading about it is difficult enough, but standing in the presence of the mass grave […]

 
 

Gardeners Headed to Maine – Stop at the Statue Factory

Gardeners Headed to Maine – Stop at the Statue Factory

The Statue Factory in Kenduskeage, Maine is about 30 minutes from Bangor. It’s a small business owned by Lorraine Henderson who has been manufacturing concrete garden art – with the help of her husband for over 20 years. Dan and I have been buying pots, columns and statuary from them […]

 
 

The Willard Hotel – Ghosts, Tea & Christmas

The Willard Hotel

The Willard Hotel, a landmark at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (next door to the Prez), has its ghosts – but not just any ghosts. These would be seriously high-class ghosts. US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, poets, writers and even a world famous circus master. The hotel is well known for […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

7 Things to Do When You Only Have One Day in DC

7 Things to Do When You Only Have One Day in DC

Washington, DC visitors often have just one day to visit the city. They may be in town for a conference, or visiting friends locally, and the Capital city sites must be crammed into one single free day. Sadly, most choose one site, maybe two and the time is gone. Washington, […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Travel Cheap by Rail – Amtrak’s Rail Pass

California Zephyr pulling into the station at Granby Colorado

  Amtrak has a U.S. Rail pass for as little as $439.  That will get an adult 8 segments (stops) in 15 days.  It’s an affordable way to see the country with enjoy riding a train as part of the travel experience.  My husband and I traveled from Baltimore to Truckee, […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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