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2013

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Trip Release - December 31, 2013

OK! For you warriors of the skies we are headed to a treasure. Aviation Museum

We will be checking out the contributions the United States Marine Corps has made in military aviation. We are going to the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, near San Diego, California to see its many displays.






Trip Release - December 26, 2013

Have you ever wanted to take a trip back in time, to a slower paced atmosphere when railroad travelTennessee Valley Railroad Museum was a way of life and just relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine? Me to!

Actually we did during one of our latest trips to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee.






Trip Release - December 15, 2013

This visit is similar to one of our last recent. It is music and fun oriented.Banjo Museum

I have made plans to visit the American Banjo Museum for the past three visits to Oklahoma City. During each visit, something has always come up to prevent me from seeing the museum. On my latest trip I did something different. I went to the museum my first day so nothing would get in the way. I am glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. In fact, I will make a special effort to return to the Museum next year during my annual excursion to one of my favorite cities - Oklahoma City.



Trip Release - December 4, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised when I made this trip to Birmingham, Alabama. If you are a history orJazz Hall of Fame music fan, you'll love tis museum.

I have wanted to visit the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in the historic Carver Theater for some time. Things just seem to fall into place as I passed through this time.






Trip Release - December 1, 2013

We are headed to Guthrie, Oklahoma the territorial and later the first state capital for Oklahoma.guthrie oklahoma

Guthrie is nationally significant because of its outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century commercial architecture. The Guthrie Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1999.

We are exploring two of Guthrie's fantastic museums. This release has three videos at the end.



Trip Release - November 9, 2013

To all of the United States Marines (active and inactive), we wish you a happy 238th Birthday thismarine corps museum Sunday. It was November 10, 1775 that the US Marine Corps was founded. To celebrate their birthday, we are visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

The Museum is an American history museum seen through the eyes of individual Marines across more than 237 years. It is a tribute to United States Marines--past, present, and future. The Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and welcomes visitors to its 120,000-square-foot structure.



Trip Release - October 17, 2013

OK, I expect to hear some feedback on this one, but I hope it isn't that you think I have gone to thedog museum dogs. Well, actually you might be close. We are headed to the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, Missouri.

I was not sure of what I would find at a "dog museum" but what the heck. I have mixed emotions about man's best friend. How much can you say about dogs, right? Well, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and number of well-displayed exhibits. If you're a dog lover and you are in the St. Louis area, I highly recommend you check it out.



Trip Release - October 13, 2013

If you have spent some time in the military or have been around someone who has, I thinkGlobal Power Museum you might find this next trip very interesting.

We are headed to Barksdale Air Force Base just outside Bossier City, Louisiana to check out the Barksdale Global Power Museum. This museum is not only full of "old air force" history, but it has some fantastic aircraft displays.





Trip Release - October 4, 2013

If you are a history buff or you even have just a general interest in history, I believe you would enjoyOld Depot Museum a visit to the Old Depot Museum.

This museum, located on the banks of the "Mighty Mississippi River" in Vicksburg, Mississippi, provides a fantastic view of downtown Vicksburg on the river cliffs. You can almost see images what it was like during General Grant's Siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War.

The Old Depot Museum is preserving Vicksburg's rich history and heritage. The City of Vicksburg and the Mississippi Department of Transportation have completed a $2.4-million restoration of the Depot.



Trip Release - September 30, 2013

Growing up in a small town, I appreciate the unique atmosphere small towns have to offer. Many ofathens historical museum my ancestors came from the hills and farmlands of neighboring Clay County. Maybe that is why I enjoyed this next trip so much.

We are headed to Athens, Ohio to visit the Athens County Historical Society & Museum. Athens is a small college town nestled in the foothills of southern Ohio near the Ohio - West Virginia border. The Museum has a fantastic database tracing area ancestors as they venture out across the country.



Trip Release - September 22, 2013

Today we have a special release. I am sure all of you have heard or seen some of the horrific newsWashington Navy Yard concerning the September 16th shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. I have had the pleasure of visiting this facility twice, once while I was in the Air Force and again a couple of weeks ago, just days before shooting rampage.

The Yard is filled with history. It was such a please to just walk around and observe how it has changed over the years. While we were there we visited the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. We hope you enjoy this article and its video.



Trip Release - September 19, 2013

For all you history buffs and Cousin Bob who took the time from his busy traveling schedule to takeChickamauga me on this fantastic trip into the past a couple of years ago.

For you history buffs, September 19th marks the 151st anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Chickamauga. The Battle of Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863) marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the Civil War and involved the second highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg.



Trip Release - September 18, 2013

I remember seeing "Gone With the Wind" for the first time many years ago. I watched the scenesgeneral sherman of the burning of Atlanta during General Sherman's "march to the sea" and wondered how anyone could be so destructive.

Later in life, I realized that war has terrible consequences. My views of General Sherman have also changed. I believe he is probably one of the greatest generals the United States has ever had.

So, I hope you can imagine my excitement when I discovered his childhood home on a hillside in beautiful downtown Lancaster, Ohio. I had a fantastic tour of the house which is now a museum. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures inside the house.

Please check out this article and view the video at the end. We hope you enjoy this presentation.



Trip Release - August 30, 2013

For those of you who are following us, you may remember a few weeks ago we revisited the "Battle fort mims of Burnt Corn Creek." Many historians say that the "Massacre at Fort Mims" was in retaliation for the incident at Corn Creek.

To continue this series, for you history buffs, since August 30th marks the 200th anniversary of the Massacre at Fort Mims, we thought it would be timely to take a trip to the site of the old Fort Mims, several miles west of Tensaw, Alabama.

On August 30, 1813, a force of about 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims, killing 250 defenders and taking at least 100 captives, in the first major battle of the Creek War. Some 400 American settlers, U.S.-allied Creeks, and slaves had taken refuge inside the stockade.

Please check out this article and view the video at the end. We hope you enjoy this presentation.



Trip Release - August 25, 2013

If you are a history buff or you even have just a general interest in history, I believe you would enjoy aold courthouse visit to the "Old Courthouse." It sits on top of a hill in downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi and is filled with historic displays of "days gone by." You have a magnificant view of the Mississippi River and I can just image what the seige of Vicksburg must have been like.

Please check out this article and view the video at the end. We hope you enjoy this presentation.




Trip Release - August 16, 2013

As I travel across this great country, I enjoy seeing how each area honors their military heroes. Onwest virginia veterans museum this trip, we will be visiting the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia.

The 1,700 square foot museum is packed with displays honoring veterans of all services from WWI to the present. The museum also includes a video and book library for research and public education.





Trip Release - August 13, 2013

This visit is to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, one of the most popular andVietnam Veterans Memorial emotional monuments in the country.

This monument, a tribute to our heroes of the Vietnam War, is located at the fringes of the National Mall in Washington DC. As we tour the Vietnam Veterans Memorial we always checkout the names on The Wall for friends we lost during the war...





Trip Release - August 3, 2013

We are headed to central Florida to visit a small fishing town. As you enter this city, you get thetarpon springs feeling that you may be in another country because of all the shop displays and boats.

Today, Tarpon Springs, has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. Carrying on their tradition, the big industry other than tourism is "fishing" for sponges. We are going to take you the Historic Sponge Docks District.

This release has one video that takes you slowly through the center of the district.



Trip Release - July 27, 2013

For you history buffs, today July 27th marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended thekorean memorial Korean War (Korean Conflict for our politicians). We wish all Korean War Veterans a great day and thank you for your service. Please check out this article and view the video at the end.








Trip Release - July 26, 2013

For you history buffs, July 27th marks another historical anniversary, the 200th anniversary of theburnt corn creek Battle of Burnt Corn Creek.

The Battle of Burnt Corn, also known as the Battle of Burnt Corn Creek, was an encounter between United States armed forces and Creek Indians that took place July 27, 1813 in present-day southern Alabama. The battle was the beginning of the Creek War.





Trip Release - July 19, 2013

We are headed to South Carolina to see how a plant helped shape history in the early days of ourcotton museum history.

We are headed to the South Carolina Cotton Museum. The exhibits take you through history with examples of many implements used in the growing and production of cotton fibers. The "Agricultural Air Force" is represented in the museum in the form of a Cessna Ag Wagon hanging from the ceiling. You can see a larger than life exhibit of the boll weevil. Once you have read about the history of cotton in South Carolina, check out the video at the end.



Trip Release - July 14, 2013

This trip is a little different. It isn't about history, although it could be.motor cycle museum

We are headed to Pickerington, Ohio (outside Columbus) to enjoy one of my favorite things, MOTORCYCLES! We are headed to the National Motorcycle Hall of Fame.







Trip Release - April 27, 2013

If you love to travel as much as I love to travel, I hope you enjoy this release.joshua tree park

This trip takes us further out west. We are headed to southeastern California to visit Joshua Tree National Park. The park was designated a U.S. National Park in 1994 by Congress. It had previously been a U.S. National Monument since 1936.

The park has the unusual characteristics of having two distinct deserts, each with an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation.



Trip Release - April 13, 2013

Today, April 13, 2013 marks the beginning of the Spanish Mobile Bicentennial Commemoration.mobile alabama

Two hundred years ago Mobile, Alabama became an American city when the Spanish garrison agreed to turn over the Fort Conde/Fort Carloa and control of Mobile to American General James Wilkinson.

Let's take a look at Fort Conde Today!





Trip Release - March 31, 2013

We are again headed to the wild wild west to visit a place that played an important role in Americanfort hays kansas history in its day.

Fort Hays, Kansas was an important frontier outpost of the United States Army between 1865 and 1889. Fort Hays was the home of several well-known Indian wars regiments including the Seventh US Cavalry, the Fifth US Infantry, and the Tenth US Cavalry, whose black troopers were better known as buffalo soldiers.




Trip Release - March 21, 2013

Growing up, I watched a lot of movies about the early west. It was hard to tell what was real and notpony express museum because facts and movie fiction got in the way.

So, we are headed out west to see if we can separate some of the facts from fiction. We will be looking at one movement that helped shape the early west.

We are headed to St. Joe, Missouri to look at the Pony Express Museum.



Trip Release - January 22, 2013

We are headed to a place I had never been before and I was not sure what to expect. But, as usual,oil and gas museum I had a fantastic time checking out the town and surrounding area.

For this trip we are headed to beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia. Parkersburg, nested in the Appalachian Mountains, is filled with old oil and railroad stories. So, what better place to visit than Parkersburg's Oil and Gas Museum.

We hope you enjoy this trip.