The Miracle Worker

Helen Keller’s autobiography, was not only short, but very well written which always makes for a good read.  Her descriptions of things paint a picture in the mind which is amazing, knowing that she herself, never saw these things.   This is a test because I have been having a lot of issues with getting…

She has her cake and eats it, too!

G hasn’t gotten a lot done with biology yet, so I thought I would start her out with something I know she will need.  AND ENJOY!   CAKE!   She is still going to have to work on writing out the names and functions of the organelles, but she can do that while enjoying the…

To Kill a Mockingbird

G and I have gotten very lucky since starting our travels.  We arrived in Alabama April 1st and since then have had the pleasure of visiting not only two authors home towns, but also viewing the theatrical performances of their books.  The first, was the birthplace of Harper Lee, Monroeville. This quaint little town is…

Lions, and Tigers….nope …just Bears, Bears, Bears!

G and I went to New Bern, NC.  We just happened to be passing through, staying overnight to catch a SCUBA class in the morning.  It happened to be Saint Patrick’s Day, so while we were driving around looking for the pool, we started seeing bears popping up all over town.  When we realized that…

OBX;I can’t believe we saw the whole thing!

It was a long day….but we had a good time! Since we were living near Cape Lookout you would like it would be easy to get over to the actual light house.  NOPE.  It took us about 3 months to get over to visit both Shackford Island AND South Core Banks.  I wish the weather…

Fort Monroe: a Hidden Gem of History

At first glance, you would think that Fort Monroe is like any other fort.  A big stone fortress, with guns and rooms, that musty old smell of history.  But once you start reading about the purpose it served, you realize what an important job it had.  It isn’t like a lot of forts that serve…

The other Fort Knox!

I am going to do this one with little commentary…pictures are worth a thousand words. Down we go! Down, Around OVER and… THROUGH! Just don’t get stuck inside! And when we were done…we headed to the local farmer’s market!

Dark Skies!

G and I went to the Acadia Night Skies event where we got to listen to speaker Dava Sobel.  Ms Sobel is a writer who specializes in Scientific topics.  She wrote ‘The Glass Universe’ about the ladies of the Harvard observatory.   G even got to meet Dava up close and personal, after asking her the…

CHOO CHOO! ALL ABOARD!

WHAT LUCK!  G and I had waited all summer to take the Downeast Historical Railroad, because it only ran on Saturdays and Sundays.  I didn’t have any weekends to spare.  As luck would have it, my generous boss rerouted my days off and we were able to have one last weekend before the campgrounds closed. …

Katahdin, from a distance

We drove to Katadhin Woods and Waters before leaving Acadia for the last time. It was an afternoon trip which would have been better had the rental car company actually got us the car on time.  Missed out on a whole day and a half. The views were magnificent, but since it is such a…