Moments in History

Moments in History: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Determined not to let a disappointing breakfast dampen our day, we arrived at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site at 8:55a.m.  We enjoyed the cool of the day while waiting for the visitor center to open.  St. Louis had a heat advisory for the weekend, meaning it was going to be well over 100 degree… Continue reading Moments in History: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

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Moments in History

Moments in History: Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Four score and seven years ago, we set out for a long weekend.  While it may not have been that long ago, Abraham Lincoln inspired our first stop on our trip over the June 29th weekend.  We left home at 7a.m. and drove two and a half hours south to Springfield, Illinois, home of our… Continue reading Moments in History: Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Moments in History: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

We’d explored the site of the 1996 Olympics and learned about the World of Coca-Cola, but before we could leave Atlanta, we needed to take in a little history.  With that in mind, we headed off to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to learn about Civil Rights.  I wasn’t sure how much… Continue reading Moments in History: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Moments In History: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Site

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was the first stop of our morning in Georgia.  The park is open from sunup to sundown, but the visitor center doesn’t open until 9:00.  So our plan was to do the scenic drive to the top of Kennesaw Mountain before the visitor center opened and then go to the… Continue reading Moments In History: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Site

Jr. Bloggie Posts

Jr. Bloggie Posts: Lincoln Birthplace

Hi! Welcome to my 3rd blog! Today I'm talking about the Lincoln birthplace. Lincoln is J's favorite president . We learned that Lincoln only lived in Hodgenville, KY, until he was 2, because of a land argument. He became the President during the Civil War - the war about slavery. He became President because there… Continue reading Jr. Bloggie Posts: Lincoln Birthplace

Moments in History

Moments in History: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

After leaving Elizabethtown, we headed out to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky.  Even though Illinois refers to themselves as the “Land of Lincoln”, Lincoln was actually born in Kentucky and lived there until he was 7 years old.  So Kentucky is the actual birthplace of Lincoln. At the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park,… Continue reading Moments in History: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

The Route

2017 Family RoadTrip – The Southeastern United States

Alright...so I completely fell off the blogging wagon for the last 6 months. Sorry. Life is just too busy. But for some reason I've picked up a bunch of new followers the last few days which has pretty much kicked my rear into gear. In late July and early August of 2017, we took our… Continue reading 2017 Family RoadTrip – The Southeastern United States

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Moments in History: Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Just across the river from Kansas is the town of Independence, Missouri.  After lunch, we headed to Independence for one final historical stop.  Originally this was going to be just a quick stop at the Visitor Center so the kids could get their Jr. Ranger badges.  It turned into more. The Harry S. Truman National… Continue reading Moments in History: Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Moments in History

Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

When M was touring the Capitol dome, he learned that we were just a couple of blocks from Monroe Elementary School, the site of the segregation battle made famous by the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case.  I'm not looking to give you a history lesson here, but basically it resulted in the… Continue reading Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education