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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Today’s adventure yielded so much more than we ever expected even from a Minnesota Historical Society site. The human history at what became Fort Snelling here at the confluence of the Minnesota and the Mississippi Rivers began at least 10,000 years ago according to...

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A Day in Galena

A Day in Galena

After a mere twenty hours of extra driving, we're back on track after our trek to Ohio and our return trek to Illinois. We did most of the trip on Sunday with an overnight at the Kanakee South KOA Holiday near Chebanse, Illinois. Then on Monday we settled in for three...

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Appomattox Court House 1865

Appomattox Court House 1865

Above photos and brochure cover from our 1975 trip album Back in September 1975 when we two were learning how to road trip serendipitously, the two of us stumbled upon Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. On that visit we particularly remember standing in...

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The Sailor’s Creek Battles

The Sailor’s Creek Battles

State Park Video In the aftermath of the Siege of Vicksburg and the Fall of Richmond, General Lee retreated west in with a plan to obtain badly needed supplies at Farmville before turning south to meet up with General Johnston’s forces at Raleigh, North Carolina but...

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Petersburg National Battlefield

Petersburg National Battlefield

Visitor Center Video What a meaningful Memorial Day this has been. Since our trip this morning from South Forty Campground near Petersburg, Virginia to Pocohantas State Park, near Chesterfield, Virginia east of Richmond would have taken only half an hour, we headed...

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The Battle of New Bern

The Battle of New Bern

One historic site in the New Bern area that we had not been aware of before our visit is the New Bern Battlefield Park, owned and maintained by the New Bern Historical Society. The park's acreage preserves a significant portion of the land where in March 1862 Union...

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Chamberlain, the Man

Chamberlain, the Man

Ever since the movie Gettysburg based on the novel Killer Angels, America has rediscovered Joshua Chamberlain. This college professor turned soldier is featured in the story of the Union victory in Pennsylvania in 1863. Count us among those who are fascinated with the...

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Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory

Ranger Tour Video After our visit to Harper's Ferry we were intrigued by the chance to visit Springfield Armory. The two facilities were authorized by Congress in 1794 during the Washington administration. After the Union torching in 1861 of the facilities in Virginia...

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Little Round Top

Little Round Top

This morning we broke camp and pulled the trailer into Gettysburg and along Confederate Avenue. First we stopped at an artillery position and spent some time chatting with a Confederate costumed interpreter before heading to the Gouverneur Warren monument on Little...

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Dinner at Dobbin’s

Dinner at Dobbin’s

The oldest house in Gettysburg, Dobbin House was built in 1776. It's as old as the Declaration of Independence. Today it is Dobbin House Tavern where one can enjoy fine dining in candlelit elegance. Beth served us a sumptuous prime rib dinner at Table 44 in the...

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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.