So we are pulling into St. Louis and I am looking forward to the Ulysses S. Grant NHS and Lemon looks up from whatever she is doing and starts screaming "OH MY GOD LOOK AT THAT, I WANT TO GO THERE!" In a moment of divine accordance Ranger also begins to scream the same thing, … Continue reading Gateway Arch NP Old Court House Badge
This was the first stop on our big summer trip and it did not disappoint. We did absolutely no preparation on the Wright brothers or flight so we walked in cold. As I drove away from the downtown area and into an older shorter business district, I was reminded of the neighborhood in Roswell where … Continue reading Dayton Aviation NHP
We are 24 hours off our big trip of the year, so many parks! But because of the intense traveling the last few weeks I've been behind in posting, we will be back on schedule next week, I hope! Here are 5 things I learned on this trip: 1) The $2.99 I spent at a … Continue reading Home at Last!
This was another one of those experiences where I knew nothing about it and then got there and realized that I actually knew stuff about this and had never put it together. I never really remember things like band names, or songs, or albums, which bothers my husband to no end. Apparently my art history … Continue reading Saint-Gaudens NHS
In April we had a family emergency that required us to travel a bit. It was one of those long, forced march drives. The kind that break your kids, and mine were troopers! So on the way home we decided we needed a slower pace and maybe some fun, to help the kids recover. That's … Continue reading Marsh Billings Rockefeller NHP
So this is the time of year home schoolers panic, at least the ones I know! I am sorry that I have been dropping the ball with my blog, but we just closed down our school year and I have a backlog of parks to tell you about. Do you like mid-century decor? Tchotchkes? Maybe … Continue reading Dwight D. Eisenhower NHS
Gettysburg is a picturesque town full of history and while it is very much Civil War centered there is definitely more to do than Battlefields. The accommodations vary from budget family motels to fancy hotels and various service levels in between. There are lots of options, but they can fill up quickly at certain times … Continue reading Gettysburg the Town
I have been to Gettysburg one other time, when Ranger was 4 and Lemon was 2. It was crowded, and is remembered by us for being the first place we ever lost a kid in public, swallowed by the 150th Anniversary crowds. But this year we have been going to Civil War sites, doing a … Continue reading Gettysburg MP
Now you have a lot of badges, because you love them. Err, I mean because THE CHILDREN LOVE THEM. And as you go through the house you find abandoned badges and realize that they are going to be lost to the chaos if you don't do something NOW! I made my first display board for … Continue reading All these Badges….
We have the opportunity to spend Easter in Gettysburg this year, which is exciting for a number of reasons. One, BADGES...uh I mean... we are meeting up with my parents who are excellent fun, and two it means that I have been gifted the opportunity to construct HISTORIC EASTER BASKETS!! We celebrate Easter in a … Continue reading Basketful of History