2911, 2016

Epic Gettysburg – Day 2

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: America, Civil War, Family Travel, National Park Service, Pennsylvania|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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.

2811, 2016

Epic Gettysburg – Day 1, Part 2

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: America, Civil War, Family Travel, National Park Service, Pennsylvania|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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.

2811, 2016

Epic Gettysburg – Day 1, Part 1

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: America, Civil War, Family Travel, National Park Service, Pennsylvania|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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.

2010, 2016

Civil War Pumpkin Patch

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: America, Civil War, Family Travel, Illinois|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

810, 2016

Achieving Goals – A Journey of 1000 Miles

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Family Travel, Illinois, Livin' Life|Tags: |0 Comments

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...

210, 2016

Why Family Travel?

By | October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Family Travel, Livin' Life|0 Comments

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.

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