We spent the day immersed in the history of the fifth cousins Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. At the National Park we toured Springwood, his childhood and their marital home in a group of about fifty people. From there we were on our own to explore the stables, visit the rose garden and pay our respects at their final resting places, and to visit his Presidential Library and Museum. After lunch and a movie at the visitors center we made the short drive to Val-Kill, Eleanor’s retreat on the estate and location for many of their parties. We got to visit the Stone Cottage but were not willing to wait for the next available tour. Instead we returned to the T@B and spent the evening reading more about these two larger than life historical figures and watching one of the videos we purchased. There’s still more to see and learn but this was a full day of adding to our personal stores of knowledge.




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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!