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2015

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Trip Release - December 30, 2015

I just love to visit military museums, especially aviation museums and it is only fitting traveling that we close out 2015 with this trip.

We have covered a number of aviation museums in the past and we can just see the progress made over the years in the capabilities of the different aircraft. This trip takes us to the world's largest naval aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida.

We are headed to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida to see the National Naval Aviation Museum, formerly known as the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Naval Aviation Museum.

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Trip Release - December 23, 2015

For this trip, we are headed to west Kansas to learn about the history of the high plains area. traveling will be visiting the High Plains Museum, just off Interstate 70, in Goodland, Kansas.

Opened in 1960, this local museum features a collection of over 8,000 objects representative of Goodland and Sherman County history. Although many of the displays are similar to those seen in historical society museums across the state, there are some unique features, such as an antique Holsman Auto, and 6 HO scale dioramas telling the story of the Kidder Massacre in 1867 and the development of northwest Kansas.

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Trip Release - December 20, 2015

If you have ever lived on a farm or have fed livestock on a cold winter morning, I believe you traveling will enjoy this trip and videos.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, in Dover, Delaware. It brought back many pleasant childhood memories of my days on the farm back in east-central Alabama. The museum has come a long way in preserving and documenting the agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. I look forward to returning to the museum when I am back in the area.

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Trip Release - December 17, 2015

For all my old west history buff friends, we are headed to west Kansas traveling to visit Fort Wallace, the first post of General George Custer's 7th Cavalry. First called Camp Pond Creek, this installation was the western most military outpost in Kansas and from 1865 to 1878 served as one of the most active military posts in the Central Plains. Troops often spent time in the field, and the fort was attacked several times by Plains Indians striving to defend their lands and protect their way of life.

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Trip Release - December 7, 2015

December 7th, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America traveling was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The next day, President Roosevelt addressed Congress and declared a state of war.

For this trip, we are headed to one of the most emotional places we have ever visited. We are headed to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial to pay respects of the 1102 soldiers and marines still resting at their duty stations at bottom of Pearl Harbor.

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Trip Release - November 20, 2015

Keeping with our theme of graveyards (so to speak), we are headed to Amarillo, traveling Texas to visit a Texas style graveyard. We will be headed out Interstate 40, just outside Amarillo, to see the Cadillac Ranch.

My first encounter with the Cadillac Ranch was over 10 years ago as we were driving out to Colorado Springs.




Trip Release - November 16, 2015

We are revisiting one of our favorite little-known locations to introduce a new traveling video for the revisit. We are headed to North Alabama to relook at the Coon Dog Graveyard honoring man's best friend. This graveyard has been around since Key Underwood buried his coon dog, Troop.

Just to give you a heads up of the next visit, we will continue our graveyard theme by visiting Amarillo, Texas to get a look a one-of-a-kind Texas graveyard, the Cadillac Ranch.




Trip Release - November 9, 2015

For this trip, we are headed out to Wichita Falls, Texas to take a look at what traveling in the 1920s, Robert Ripley's Ripley's Believe It or Not! syndicated column called "the world's littlest skyscraper", a sobriquet that has stuck with it ever since.

This late Neoclassical style red brick and cast stone structure is 40 foot tall, and its exterior dimensions are 18 foot deep and 10 foot wide. Its interior dimensions are approximately 12 foot by 9 foot, or approximately 108 sq foot. Steep, narrow, internal stairways leading to the upper floors occupy roughly 25 percent of the interior area.

This building is now part of the Depot Square Historic District of Wichita Falls, which has been declared a Texas Historic Landmark and does prove that size does matter even in Texas.




Trip Release - October 23, 2015

We are back on our journey through Clay County, Alabama and doing a little more traveling ancestor-tracking. Last time we looked at Lineville, just a few miles from today’s destination, Ashland, the county seat for Clay County. Ashland is like a number of county seat small towns, it has a beautiful courthouse square.

Found some interesting information during my research on Ashland’s early beginning.




Trip Release - October 21, 2015

We have a treat for those of you that are antique chasers and flea market junkies. traveling

We were thrilled to find Gladewater, Texas, just off Interstate 20 on US Highway 80. Gladewater has become known as "The Antique Capital of East Texas" because of its quaint old buildings and its Main Street downtown antique district.






Trip Release - October 17, 2015

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and see where your ancestors came from? Well, traveling I took a trip back in time recently to an area where my parents and their parents frequently visited when they had time to leave the farm. Mickey and I went back to Clay County, Alabama and had a wonderful time seeing the sights of ole.

For this release we are headed to Lineville, Alabama

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Trip Release - October 2, 2015

It is time for another adventure. We are headed out to one of my favorite places to traveling play. If you have been following us, you know that we love to visit military, fire, aircraft, and train museums and not necessarily in that order. So, now that I have said that, we are headed to beautiful Sikeston, Missouri to visit the Sikeston Train Depot Museum. This museum is packed with train memorabilia and history.

Sikeston is also known as the home of the “Throwed Rolls” featured at the Lambert Cafe in Sikeston and two other locations across the United States.

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Trip Release - September 25, 2015

Steubenville, Ohio, on the beautiful Ohio River, is known as the "City of Murals", traveling after its more than 25 downtown murals. It is home to Franciscan University of Steubenville and Eastern Gateway Community College (formerly Jefferson Community College). It is also the hometown of Jimmy the Greek and one of my favorite performers, Dean Martin.

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Trip Release - September 22, 2015

We are headed to an area that was settled by the Cherokee Indians until their removal traveling to Oklahoma in the 1830s. This area is believed to have been crossed many years earlier by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto during his expeditions in 1540. Today, Albertville, Alabama holds the title "Fire Hydrant Capital of the World."

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Trip Release - September 9, 2015

For this trip we are headed up Interstate 55 to a town that I have wanted to visit traveling for a long time, Blytheville, Arkansas.

The name Blytheville brings back memories of many years ago when I was assigned to the Strategic Air Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base. Nebraska. As a headquarters staff member I would occasionally sit in on status-of-base briefings. Blytheville, the air base, became familiar to me, but I knew little about Blytheville, the town.

Since my time at Offutt, Blytheville, the city, has been hit with two reality checks: the base closure and slow economy.

Blytheville is a beautiful town with a lot to offer. I hope you enjoy the trip.

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Trip Release - September 4, 2015

OK sports fans are we ready for some FOOTBALL!!! traveling

I love to travel and we are headed back to one of my favorite cities, Oklahoma City, to visit the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum.

I get excited just thinking about going back to Oklahoma City. For a city of its size, it has some fantastic museums and things to do. Never get tired of my visits there. This fantastic museum demonstrates why sports is so popular in Oklahoma. Hope you like this trip as much as I did.

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Trip Release - August 23, 2015

There are roughly 29 cities & towns in the United States named Clinton, plus Castle Clinton traveling in New York City. I have been traveling through the outskirts of one of them for years and never stopped. Finally, timing was just right and we had a lay-over in Clinton, Missouri one night. We went downtown and had a fantastic time. The city has an old courthouse on the town square that kinda reminds me of my hometown.

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Trip Release - August 20, 2015

In keeping with the theme of August being "Military Museum Appreciation Month", we are headed to a national infantry new location we have not covered before today. We are headed to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, a $100 million, 190,000-square foot facility located right outside the gates of the Fort Benning, Georgia.

This state-of-the-art facility tells the story of the United States Army Infantryman, from the fields of the American Revolution to the sands of Afghanistan. The museum will take you on a journey through time beginning with an emotional march into the past.

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Trip Release - August 12, 2015

Today, August 12th, marks the anniversary of the release of the book "Fried Green Tomatoes" us army signal corps museum by Fannie Flagg in 1987. The book and its location Whistle-Stop Cafe is loosely based on the actual Irondale Cafe in Irondale, Alabama. As a kid growing up, I enjoyed watching Fannie Flagg every morning on the Tom York Morning Show on channel 6 out of Birmingham.

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Trip Release - August 11, 2015

Still keeping with the theme of August being "Military Museum Appreciation Month", we are returning to the mountainous desert about 35 miles north of Barstow, California to Fort Irwin, home of the National Training Center & the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum.

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Trip Release - August 2, 2015

Keeping with the theme of August being "Military Museum Appreciation Month" to us army signal corps museum honor the many locations honoring our military people and their history, we will be going to check out what the US Army is doing.

We are headed to the US Army Signal Corps Museum in beautiful Fort Gordon, Georgia. As most of you know one of the most important capabilities a military force needs is the ability to identify and locate the enemy. Once this has been done, this information must be communicated back to higher headquarters.

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Trip Release - August 1, 2015

August is "Military Museum Appreciation Month" to honor the many locations honoring uss constitution naval vessel military people and their history.

So to keep in step with things, we are headed back to one of our favorite military museums once again. We are headed to the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts to visit the USS Constitution Museum only a few steps from the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat, the USS Constitution. What an honor to have the privilege to visit this symbol of American History!

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Trip Release - July 23, 2015

As we mentioned in the last issue, July marks the 70th anniversary of the first testing of the atomic bomb in White Sands, New Mexico. In fact, July 16th was the actual date of the first test. But before the test, there was a log search process to find the ideal location to do the research. After eliminating numerous locations, the United States government chose the isolated Los Alamos, New Mexico area. Why? Because it is so isolated and surrounded by rugged mountains.

Let's visit the Los Alamos Historic Museum next to the Fuller Lodge. These properties were part of a boys school closed in 1943 when the United States government seized the property for the Manhattan Project, the top secret project to create the atomic bomb. Photos and artifacts in the museum document this time and tell the stories of the people who lived it

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Trip Release - July 2, 2015

July marks the 70th anniversary of the first testing of the atomic bomb in White Sands, New Mexico.whitesands After the war, the world entered the Atomic Age from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Let's take a look at the White Sands Missile Range Museum and Park.

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Trip Release - June 9, 2015

A short time ago (April 9th) we saw the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse ending the American Civil War. whitehouse confederacy

In remembrance of this historic occasion, we are going to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the First White House of the Confederacy.

This historic site, home of Jefferson Davis, Confederate President, and his family, served as the first White House of the Confederacy from February 1861 until May 29, 1861 before it was moved to Richmond, Virginia. The site now sits across the street from the present day state capitol, the historic location of President Davis's inauguration on February 18, 1861, where visitors can find a bronze star commemorating the inaugural moment. We would love for you to join us on future journeys.

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Trip Release - May 29, 2015

Today on this date May 29, 1917 John F. Kennedy, the future president of the United States wasjfk library born. To mark this event, we will be visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

The presidential library and museum of the 35th President of the United States, is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Archives.

We would love for you to join us on future journeys.

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Trip Release - April 27, 2015

For this trip, we are to one of my old stomping grounds, Omaha, Nebraska, to visit General Georgegeneral crook house A. Crook's home. The historic home is located on a hillside in what was once Fort Omaha.

On this day, April 27, 1875, General George A. Crook assumed command of the Department of the Platte, which then included Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and part of Montana and Idaho. General Crook spent almost forty years on the frontier and was respected by the Indians as a man of honor.

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Trip Release - April 17, 2015

For this trip, we are headed to one of my most favorite places to visit, other than trains, planes andLast Resort Fire Department Museum military museums. We are headed to the Last Resort Fire Department Museum in downtown Seattle, Washington.

This museum officially began in 1969 when a handful of dedicated individuals banded together to form what is now the largest collection of antique motorized fire apparatus in the Pacific Northwest.

Did I mention that I just love to roam around fire museums?



Trip Release - April 16, 2015

For this trip, we are headed back to our military theme once again. We enjoy visiting places thatNorth Carolina Veterans Park take a high priority in honoring their local heroes. There is no place that I know that does a better job in honoring our service personnel than Fayetteville, North Carolina is one of those places that places a priority on honoring and recognizing our military.

Today, we are visiting the North Carolina Veterans Park honoring North Carolina veterans.




Trip Release - April 8, 2015

Another one for my fellow history buffs.

On April 8, 1865 (150 years ago today), the siege and capture of Fort Blakely near Spanish Fort, Alabama was basically the last combined-force battle of the Civil War. The significance of this event is that it took place just hours after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee miles away in Virginia.





Trip Release - March 29, 2015

It is time for another adventure. We are headed out to one of my favorite places to play. If you have been following us, you know that we love to visit military, fire, aircraft, and train museums and not necessarily in that order.

So, now that I have said that, we are headed to Alamogordo, New Mexico to visit the Toy Train Depot, home to America's Park Ride Train Museum, which runs the Alamogordo/Alameda Park Narrow Gauge Railway, a working, 16 in gauge miniature railway. This museum is packed with train memorabilia and history.



Trip Release - February 21, 2015

Let me start off by saying I have had some exposure to glass blowing techniques in the past. Many years ago I walked along the canals of Venice, Italy enjoying the many glass artists applying their trade. And as an amateur observe, I thought I knew more about the process than I actually did.

I found the error of my ways when we visited the Museum of Glass, in Tacoma, Washington recently. Loved the visit - wish we had had more time to browse. Look forward to returning as soon as we are in the area again.

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Trip Release - February 1, 2015

We are headed back to our military theme once again.

We so enjoy visiting the local museums to see how they honor their local heroes. For this visit, we are headed to the Virginia War Museum, located in Huntington Park in Newport News, Virginia. This museum was established in 1923 by American Legion Post #25 (The Braxton/Perkins Post) as the American Legion Memorial Museum of Virginia.






Trip Release - January 12, 2015

If you have been following us for any period of time, I think you know by now I love trains, planes and odd things. So, we are headed to Temple, Texas to get another fix.

Completed in 1911, the historic Santa Fe Depot, in Temple, Texas, houses the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. The exhibits explore the history of the railroad and topics relating to regional and local history and hosts temporary exhibits, education programs, and special events. The special exhibit "America's Road: The Journey of Route 66" was on exhibit when I visited the museum. Fantastic exhibit!



Trip Release - January 3, 2015

We had a short visit in Albuquerque, New Mexico again this fall. We had a wonderful time visiting with my oldest grandson who lives there. We toured Old Town, which is now a central plaza area in Albuquerque, and came away with a tremendous history lesson. This central plaza area has been preserved and is open to the public as a museum, cultural area, and center of commerce.

We have two videos from this trip. Video 1 (Old Town Tour) is on the Albuquerque main page. We will start off with a tour of the San Felipe de Neri Church built in the early 1700s.