International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC…

The littles and I were able to do so many fun things during our visit to North Carolina!  One of the destinations that I really wanted to go to was the International Civil Rights Museum.  This stop was a lot different than the others as it wasn’t really a ‘fun’ field trip.  While I had […]

Guilford Courthouse National Battlefield, Greensboro, NC…

Just up the road from the Greensboro Science Center, is the Guilford Courthouse National Battlefield; the location of a Revolutionary War battle on March 15, 1781. While there is nothing left of the small courthouse that once stood on the grounds, the acreage where a decisive battle between the British and the Americans once raged […]

The Greensboro Historical Museum, NC…

After wrapping up our visit to Georgia, we pulled out last Sunday.  We overnighted in Charlotte; we tried to park in the Bass Pro Shops parking lot but since this one is part of a mall, we were asked to leave by an external security company (they were super nice about it!).   We went […]

Downtown Augusta, Georgia…

Since we were near Augusta, Georgia for 2  1/2 weeks while Vaughn and the bigs volunteered, the other kids and I had some time to check out some of the area.  I knew on the night we pulled in that I would love this town – it has both a Costco and an Aldi!!!  Seriously […]

The Augusta Canal Tour & Discovery Center, GA…

This past Monday we visited the Augusta Canal Tour and Discovery Center… Located in downtown Augusta, Georgia, the Discovery Center is housed in the old Enterprise Mill (textile) building…First up, we watched a 10 minute overview film on the canal.  Then, it was off to the tour; boat tours are taken in one of the […]

USS New Jersey…

We had our deploying soldier this past weekend.  And loved it.  We mostly just sat around and visited, ate, and laughed together.  But on Saturday, the guys headed in to Philly to tour the USS New Jersey… (technically they were not IN Philly, but close enough…)  And we always love it when we get somewhere […]

Wycliffe Bible Translators Discovery Center, Orlando, FL…

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We’ve been in Florida for 2 weeks now, and for the most part we’ve been taking it easy.  Really easy.  Just soaking up this warm Florida sunshine for the 2 weeks of ‘snowbirding’ that we will get this winter – it has been cold everywhere else, ever since we left Montana. BUT, we did go […]

Pensacola Naval Air Station – Home of the Blue Angels, FL…

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Our next stop was at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.  We have been here before, nearly 2 years ago, but this free museum is worth a second (or third) visit! The museum is on a base, and is easy to find. The National Naval Aviation Museum is the largest naval air museum […]

Historic Fort Conde, Mobile, AL…

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On the same block as the Exploreum, is the History Museum of Mobile.  We did not have time to check it out, but several people said it was interesting.  Lots of marine/naval stuff since Mobile is on the gulf. Then, across the street, is the site of Fort Conde. This is not the original fort, […]

Gulf Coast Exploreum – science museums aren’t just for children anymore ;)

We found such a treat when we visited Mobile, Alabama!!!  The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is an incredible children’s science museum (that isn’t just for kids)!  We went on a week day in January; there were a few small school groups when we arrived, but after that we shared it with just a few […]