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Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Visitors Center Video - click here It's about slowing down, hiking or paddling, listening, pondering and evaluating priorities. Congaree National Park invites you to do all that. It’s an interactive park that was voted #1 national park by readers of USAToday for...

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George Rogers Clark Memorial

George Rogers Clark Memorial

Documentary Video Here Wow! This is a part of the story of the American Revolution that the two of us knew nothing about. Here at the George Rogers Clark National Historic Site here in Vincennes, Indiana. Here we learned that George Rogers Clark, son of a prominent...

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America’s Worst Winter

America’s Worst Winter

See Park Video It was the beginning of the worst winter in recorded history when General George Washington arrived on the doorstep of Theodosia Ford on December 1, 1779. The family had agreed to quarter Washington in Morristown NJ as the Continental Army went into...

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Robert & Phoebe

Robert & Phoebe

As long as we have been involved in researching our family history, we have known of our link to Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Revolutionary War era. What we didn't know until the last couple of days was that Karen's 5-Great Grandparents Ogden left Elizabeth during...

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Ethan Allen in Northern Vermont

Ethan Allen in Northern Vermont

Ethen Allen Podcast Ethan Allen looms tall in the annals of America history as the leader of The Green Mountain Boys who captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775. Today we visited The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum near Burlington VT. This modest farmhouse was...

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…And Two if by Sea

…And Two if by Sea

Park Ranger Talk The familiar poem by Longfellow that begins with “Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere” rattled around in our brains as we explored the Minuteman National Historic Park, watched the excellent multimedia...

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Unexpected Sighting 

Unexpected Sighting 

As we were doing the driving tour of Fort Donelson we experienced an unexpected delight. American Bald Eagles!  Suddenly our focus was shifted from artillery to the cries and sight of two eagles in flight. One flew on and the other perched high overlooking the...

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Singlo Tea

Singlo Tea

This afternoon we enjoyed tea and scones within view of Griffin's Wharf, the location of the Boston Tea Party back in 1773. One of the teas offered at Abigail's Tea Room is Singlo, a green tea that was the variety that was cold steeped in Boston Harbor that night. It...

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An Explore and a Party

An Explore and a Party

After yesterday's day in camp, we were ready to get out and about today. Mid-morning we began making our way east on US-44 toward Plymouth. First stop was at a Dunkin' Donuts for coffee and Boston Kreme donuts. Then we went in search of geocaches. Along the way we...

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Ace of Diamonds, Fort Klock, and the Sea Angel

Ace of Diamonds, Fort Klock, and the Sea Angel

Our first adventure today was to visit the Ace of Diamonds mine. We'd learned about Herkimer Diamonds on the Travel Channel and just yesterday realized how close we were to the source. As we walked between the car and the shop we watched the people out among the rocks...

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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!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.