About Janette

Janette is a stay-at-home mom. She's a schedule juggler, boo-boo healing magician, ballet aficionado, wife, artist, coach, fair-weather gardener and mommy taxi driver. Her doctorate in medicine is symptomatic of her infinite love of learning and teaching.

Epic Washington, D.C.

After leaving Antietam, our next stop was Washington, D.C. We wanted to catch a glimpse of the White House before someone decided to have it gold-plated. Seriously though, my motives for visiting Washington, D.C. were purely tourist in nature. I had never been there and just wanted to see what the place was all about.

By | December 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Epic Antietam, The Bloodiest One-Day Battle

Our next stop was Antietam National Battlefield. Though much smaller than Gettysburg, Antietam was no less powerful.

By | December 1st, 2016|2 Comments

Epic Gettysburg – Day 2

On day 2 of our Gettysburg stay, the weather turned windy and cold. We decided to explore the visitor center and museum to stay comfy and warm. But we did have a few more landmarks we wanted to see around the town.

By | November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Epic Gettysburg – Day 1, Part 2

After lunch, we headed back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center to get our bearings and figure out how to make the most of our time there. It was really important to us that we see the historic sites that were so important in this battle, a great turning point in the Civil War.

By | November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Epic Gettysburg – Day 1, Part 1

Well, we set off on another road trip just in time to be at Gettysburg National Military Park for the 153rd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. We originally planned to leave one day later (so the kids wouldn't have to miss an extra day of school), but then we would have missed this very interesting day.

By | November 28th, 2016|2 Comments

Civil War Pumpkin Patch

This pumpkin patch featured the biggest Civil War reenactment we've seen.

By | October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Achieving Goals – A Journey of 1000 Miles

The gorgeous, creepy creature that weaved the beautiful web in the above picture had to start somewhere. But where? And how? How does a spider start weaving its web? I guess, as they say, a journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step...

By | October 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Family Travel?

I recently saw a clip of a Rick Steves Lecture in which he explains how he first got the travel bug. He was in a foreign country as a teenager with his family when he felt how loved he was by his own parents. He then looked around and saw many other children that were as loved by their parents as he was by his.

By | October 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Preparing Kids for a Civil War Road Trip

If you’re planning to visit some U.S. Civil War sites with your kids, I’m going to assume that you are a bit of a geek and have done a fair amount of research about the Civil War yourself. The resources are endless for adults interested in this period of American History.

By | October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Epic Downsizing

Our family was planning on taking another epic trip this past Labor Day weekend. Our plan was to go to Gettysburg. BUT our house is being sold…closing in about a month and a half, and we have no place to live.

By | September 18th, 2016|0 Comments
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