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2016

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Trip Release - December 27, 2016

For this trip, we are headed back to Fort Payne, Alabama to check out the Fort Payne Depot traveling Museum, a beautiful Richardson Romanesque architecture designed building constructed using pink and white sandstone quarried from the local area. Built in 1891, this train depot was used by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad until 1970.

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Trip Release - December 20, 2016

I have been to Fort Payne, Alabama on a number of occasions over the past few years. traveling The first time I actually stopped in Fort Payne was during one of our "Longest Yard Sales" adventures. It is a beautiful small southern town packed with history and charm. After all these visits, I recently discovered I actually have some long-lost relatives in the area. So, my last trip to Fort Payne included a family get-together. Wow!

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Trip Release - December 12, 2016

For this trip, we are headed to northeast Alabama, just on the outskirts of DeSota State traveling Park, to see the Sally Howard Memorial Chapel. I have heard and seen pictures of this Chapel for years. In fact, we tried to find it some time ago, but we were looking so hard we drove right by it. So, I actually did some extra map reading before this last trip and it was almost embarrassing how easy it was to get to it.

The Sally Howard Memorial Chapel is a beautiful chapel built into a large rock. Milford Howard built this memorial for his late wife, Sally Lankford Howard. The Biblical term “build your church on the rock” comes to mind.

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Trip Release - November 28, 2016

Well we are back on the road again. I finally made it to the traveling Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. This museum has been on my list of things to do for several years, but I just never made it to 919 Felder Avenue.

Anyway, I made it and had a fantastic visit. I highly recommend this museum.

The Fitzgerald House was the residence of F. Scott, Zelda and their daughter, Scottie, from 1931 to 1932. The house was saved from demolition in 1986, making it the only remaining residence (and museum dedicated to the honor) of this famous couple. The house is now the Fitzgerald Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the life and works of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

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Trip Release - September 27, 2016

In 1998, the National Prisoner of War Museum opened as a memorial to all American prisoners traveling of war who have served their country with dignity and distinction. What better place to have this museum than the Andersonville National Historic Site, the location of the infamous Andersonville Prison during the Civil War.

At Andersonville, of the 45,000 prisoners of war held there within a 15-month period, about 13,000 died mainly due to scurvy, diarrhea, and dysentery.

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Trip Release - September 11, 2016

Today marks the anniversary of the worst tragedy that has ever happened on American traveling soil. We are remembering the attack on American by those that would destroy anything we hold of value. It was on the morning of September 11, 2001 when the United States was jolted with a reality check. We, like the rest of the world, are no longer safe within our own borders.

We visited "Ground Zero" sometime ago. There has been a great deal of rebuilding. A new towers building has gone up. The "survivor tree" lives on. But, we must not forget what happened that day - never let our guard down to those that would destroy us for our beliefs.

There are two vides on this article. One puts together the scenes of the tragic day, while the other video provides you a glimpse of how things have progressed during our May, 2012 visit. We look forward to returning soon to check out the completed museum.

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Trip Release - August 15, 2016

For this trip, we are headed to Abilene, Kansas to visit the Eisenhower traveling Presidential Center. Started in 1962, the Center was built to honor and remember Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961). The Center includes the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Eisenhower Museum, Eisenhower's boyhood home, the Place of Meditation, and a Visitor Center.

This Center is filled with information of President Eisenhower and his many accomplishments. If you lived during his time, you will enjoy this trip back in time.

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Trip Release - September 4, 2016

OK, I know this is a little off season but planning for this goes on almost all year. Most of us are familiar with Mardi Gras, either by hanging out at the parades or at least seeing it on television. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which started on Ash Wednesday.

But have you ever considered what is involved in getting a Mardi Gras parade ready to roll? Money, imagination and time! Designing and building floats takes months. Storing these floats is no easy task. They are a lot of floats and each one takes up a lot of space.

So for this release we are going to visit the Crewe of Columbus Mardi Gras storage barn to see what the floats look like before they head out to the parades.

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Trip Release - August 5, 2016

As a kid, I was (still am) fascinated with history and what it can teach us if we are ready to learn. traveling Being from the South, I was especially interested in the Civil War. I enjoyed reading about the battles and heroes on both sides of this struggle.

The more I learned about war, the more I realized that in war, death is not restricted just to the battlefield.

Long before 'agent orange' and the 'Hanoi Hilton' of the Vietnam War, you had Camp Sumter or better known as Andersonville.

At Andersonville, of the 45,000 prisoners of war held there within a 15-month period, about 13,000 died mainly due to scurvy, diarrhea, and dysentery.

Today, the Andersonville National Historic Site honors these victims of war, as well as, all American POWs from yesterday, today and forever.

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Trip Release - July 16, 2016

For this trip we are headed back to a city with over 500 years of history - from early Native inhabitants traveling to today's residents. This city has been able to grow and at the same time set forth the principle that historic streets and structures be preserved and that new development must be harmonious with the city's character. We are headed back to beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Trip Release - July 2, 2016

Summer is here in full force and I am out actually checking out things in my own area. Sometimes traveling we (I) actually take our local area for granted in search of that special attraction somewhere else.

One of my favorite places to go just to get away from life's pulls is Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This quiet fishing town in south Alabama is known as Alabama's Seafood Capital. It is also known for its shipbuilding. The famous fishing vessel, Cornelia Marie, from the Deadliest Catch TV series, was built in Bayou La Batre.

Saying all of this leads me to what I wanted to get to in the first place. When I think of religions in the deep-south or especially the Alabama Gulf Coast, I think Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian or Catholics. But tucked away just off one of the main roads between Irvington and Bayou La Batre you will find the Watlao Buddhavihara Buddhist Meditation Center. This colorfully designed facility supports the large number of Southeast Asia immigrants that now call this area their home.

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Trip Release - June 26, 2016

All across America there are small heritage parks dedicated to honoring the successes and efforts of traveling the United States military.

The Scott Field Heritage Air Park, a four-acre park just outside the main gate at Scott Air Force Base, is a perfect example of how locals do their part in honoring our military personnel. This Park continues that long and honored tradition of portraying the history of Scott Air Force Base, the Air Mobility Command and the Airlift, Air Refueling and Aeromedical Evacuation missions.

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Trip Release - June 22, 2016

We were on our way to Vandenberg Air Force Base, when we decided to stop for the night in Santa Barbara, traveling California. Never having been in the area before, we were a little concerned about where to stay and what we would do. We found this city one of those cities we are looking forward to returning to soon.

While in Town, we found the world-famous Stearns Wharf, the oldest working wood wharf in California. Built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns, it served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California's South Coast for over a quarter century.

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Trip Release - June 19, 2016

Aviation museums have always fascinated me. I don't know if it was the fact that I traveling spent so many years in the U.S. Air Force or simply the fact that these early aviators took something that was so heavy you know there was no way for them to it to get off the ground, but they did and they flew them – and lived to tell about it.

San Diego, California has one of the richest aviation heritages of any city in the country. Convair, home of such famous aircraft as the B-24 Liberator and the PBY Catalina, was founded there. Ryan Aeronautical, home of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, was located there and North Island Naval Air Station is the home of naval aviation. Much of that knowledge is captured and conveyed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum, a major institution unique to the region and one of the preeminent aviation museums in the nation.

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Trip Release - June 14, 2016

For this trip, we are headed back to Fort Jackson to see the U.S. Army Finance Corps Museum. traveling This museum maintains a historical repository for artifacts documenting the history of the Finance Corps from its birth in 1775 to present. The museum preserves branch-related historical memorabilia and provides interpretive displays representative of the history of the Finance Corps.

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Trip Release - May 22, 2016

I had a great time visiting the United States Army Basic Combat Training Museum. This visit traveling brought back many memories from the past. Although I never had the pleasure of attending basic training in the army, it was similar in some ways to basic training in the Air Force. The army teaches more combat and weaponry training, but I do remember all the yelling and dirt.

The U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum is an official Army museum located on Fort Jackson just outside of Columbia, SC. The museum's 7,500+ square feet of exhibit space are dedicated to telling the story of how training in the U.S. Army has developed since 1917 when Fort Jackson, then known as Camp Jackson, first opened.

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Trip Release - May 20, 2016

For this trip, we are headed out to the Great Salt Lake area to see a museum that is traveling dedicated to these early pioneers.

The City of Layton, Utah began in 1850 as an agricultural extension to the settlement that later was incorporated as Kaysville, Utah. The original boundaries of what was called Kays Ward extended from Haight's Creek on the south to the Weber County line and the Weber River in the north, and from the Wasatch Mountains on the east to the shores of the Great Salt Lake on the west.

The Heritage Museum of Layton has told its story since its opening in August of 1980, and for over the years the museum has been visited by thousands and thousands of old and new citizens. Over time, the museum's heritage collection has grown to include 2,470 artifact objects; 3,770 historical photographs; and 2,900 archival documents and 299 books.

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Trip Release - May 4, 2016

For this trip, we are headed to a place honoring our servants of peace. These people traveling provide support to America's Military by nurturing the living, caring for the wounded, and honoring the fallen. If you have ever served in the military, I am sure you have met several of them. Our next stop is at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to visit the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum.

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Trip Release - April 16, 2016

This is a fantastic museum that we actually discovered while trying to find the traveling Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville.

The Drummer Boy Museum, located in a turn-of-the-century brick and frame building in downtown Andersonville, Georgia, is one of those treasures any Civil War buff has just got to see. The Andersonville Welcome Center is also located in the lobby of the Drummer Boy Museum.

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Trip Release - April 11, 2016

I found this trip to be very interested and it brought back great memories of my time traveling at Eglin Air Force Base, many years ago. I toured this museum a long time ago - it has grown tremendously since I saw it last.

The Air Force Armament Museum, adjacent to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the only facility in the U.S. dedicated to the display of Air Force armament. Founded in 1975, it was originally located in a converted gymnasium on the northeastern edge of the Eglin main base, adjacent to Valparaiso, Florida.

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Trip Release - April 2, 2016

We are headed to another fantastic military museum. traveling

The First Infantry Division Museum, located at Fort Riley, Kansas, tells the story of the Army's most storied division. Founded in 1917, the First Division (First American Expeditionary Force) was created by General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing to meet the growing threat in Europe by Germany. The Expeditionary Force was comprised mainly of Army units on duty on the Mexican border.

The First American Expeditionary Force was renamed the 1st Infantry Division on 6, 1917 after one of the Regiments marched through Paris to raise moral over the war.

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Trip Release - March 24, 2016

A double bonus on this stop! If you have been following our trips, you know by now traveling that I am a military museum fanatic. I just cannot get enough of these museums. If you read our release on the Combat Air Museum, you know that both of these museums are only a few minutes apart. We stopped to see the Combat Air Museum but could not pass up this museum - another golden nugget that we stumbled upon as we drove through Kansas.

The Museum of the Kansas National Guard, located in Topeka, Kansas, is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Kansas National Guard and honoring the memories of the soldiers and airmen who, for over 145 years, have served Kansas and the United States whenever the call was made.

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Trip Release - March 6, 2016

For this trip, we are headed out to Hawaii to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery traveling anywhere. We are going to take a close look at the Halona Blowhole, a rock formation on the island of Oahu, Hawaii off of Hanauma Bay at Halona Point overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In Hawaiian halona means "lookout" - and it lives up to it name, fantastic view.

Oh, by the way, right next to this site is the small beach used in the famous love scene between Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in the 1953 film "From Here to Eternity", and also between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in the movie "50 First Dates". In 2012, the beach was featured in the music video for Nicki Minaj's "Starships"

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Trip Release - March 4, 2016

For this trip, we are headed back to our military theme once again -  sort of. Actually, traveling we are taking care of two themes at once. We are covering military and giving history buffs a treat (I hope). How do you combine the two - you take a trip to a historic fort located on a modern day military base. Fancy that ...

Fort Barrancas, the hill-top fort, connected to a sea-level water battery, overlooks Pensacola Bay. From 1839 - 1844, the historic Spanish fort was reconstructed and dramatically expanded in brick. The older, water battery downhill (Baterie de San Antonio, 1787) has been separately named as Fort San Carlos. It is a remnant from the Spanish fortification, the wooden (Spanish: Fuerte) Fort San Carlos de Barrancas of the late 18th century.

... and all of this is located on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

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Trip Release - February 29, 2016

I have been looking forward to visiting this museum for some time. I grew up in a small traveling mill town in Alabama and saw firsthand how my town was influenced by these mills. Unfortunately, over the past thirty years or so, all of the mills have moved out causing a devastating economic impact on my home town.

The Millyard Museum is housed in Mill No. 3 at the corner of Commercial and Pleasant Streets in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the native peoples who fished at Amoskeag Falls 11,000 years ago. It continues with displays on the area's early farmers and lumbermen, and the beginnings of industry in the area.

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Trip Release - February 26, 2016

For this trip we are headed out to visit a place where one of the most devastating events against the United States took place. traveling

Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, between the West Coast of the United States and Japan, Pearl Harbor serves as a central gathering place for those that want to remember and honor the contributions so many of our service members made - all gave some, some gave all!

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Trip Release - February 22, 2016

If you have been following our trips, you know by now that I am a military museum fanatic. I traveling just cannot get enough of these museums. But, when I first discovered this museum, I was not sure what to expect - maybe a small-rundown local museum with a few displays. I was pleasantly surprised by the time we got halfway through all of the exhibits here. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and do plan to return when we am in the Topeka, Kansas area.

The Combat Air Museum, organized in the fall of 1976 as a wing of David Tallichet's Yesterday's Air Force, has served as an educational institution and tourism destination for close to forty years. It is one of a handful of major aviation museums in the United States located on an active air field.

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Trip Release - February 18, 2016

For this trip we are going to do a little more digging in the history of the old southwest. traveling And where better to dig into history than the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A few releases ago we visited The Palace of the Governors, which is actually part of the New Mexico History Museum. Today, we are going into the main Museum that sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today's residents - with stories told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more.

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Trip Release - February 12, 2016

We are headed out on Interstate 65, between Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, to take a look traveling at the Confederate Memorial Park, in Marbury. For you HISTORY BUFFS, this is the site of the Alabama Confederate Soldiers Home, the only official home for former soldiers of the Confederate States of America in the State of Alabama.

Founded in 1901 by a former Confederate veteran and lawyer from Montgomery, this home provided a shelter for former Confederate veterans and their wives and widows who could no longer support themselves even with pensions.

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Trip Release - February 5, 2016

I have always loved old cars. One of my favorite places to visit is car museums, along with train traveling museums, airplane museums and of course military museums. Anyway, this is a great museum if you are into cars. Unfortunately, the museum was being remodeled while we were there and only about half of the exhibits were being shown. I look forward to going back after they complete the remodeling.

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego, California is a museum that features a collection of cars and motorcycles that highlight automotive culture throughout history. The San Diego Automotive Museum is housed in the former California State Building built for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition.

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Trip Release - February 1, 2016

For this trip, we are headed back in time to see a small southern city full of history. It is traveling known as "The City of Natural Beauty". Among the notable landmarks are the Jasmine Hill Gardens, with a full-sized replica of the Temple of Hera of Olympia, Greece. Its downtown was developed on both sides of the Coosa River, with Fort Toulouse just a few miles away.

We are headed to Wetumpka, Alabama, the home of "Alabama's greatest natural disaster." A meteorite, estimated to be 1,000 feet wide, hit the area about 80 million years ago. The hills just east of downtown showcase the eroded remains of a 5-mile wide impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock.

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Trip Release - January 29, 2016

For you history buffs, we are headed back to our military theme once again. This trip will take traveling us to a place that inspired a nation during the War of 1812 and became home to the national anthem of the United States. We are headed to historic Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Trip Release - January 21, 2016

For this trip we are going to do a little digging in history. The old southwest has always traveling interested me because of the number of countries involved in the area’s evolution.

And where best to check out the history of the southwest – Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are headed to The Palace of the Governors, built to serve as the seat of government of the Spanish colony of Nuevo Mexico, which at one time comprised the present-day states of Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, and New Mexico.

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Trip Release - January 16, 2016

Could a small Central Texas town actually have been the home of Billy the Kid as late as 1940s? traveling

Well, we are headed to Hico, Texas to check it out. Was Ollie P. Roberts, a resident of Hico during the late 1940s, really the actual outlaw Billy the Kid as he claimed he was?

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