Visiting a Time Capsule from the Era of the Bay

The weekend’s nice weather inspired us to visit one of the smallest destinations in the Florida State Park system, The Barnacle Historic State Park. The Coconut Grove property was the home of Ralph Munroe, one of the earliest pioneers in the Miami area. Like many of today’s visitors, he came to the area in search … Read moreVisiting a Time Capsule from the Era of the Bay

More Historic Structures at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

We keep returning to the theme of Miami history as an area of personal interest — it helps to have ancestors who were pioneers in the area — and also because we are contrarians and history seems to be a quirky interest in Miami, a city devoted to all things shiny and new. Unlike many … Read moreMore Historic Structures at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

An Afternoon on Boston’s Freedom Trail

I was in Boston for work-related meetings, and fortunately my mid-afternoon flight arrival gave me several hours to explore Boston before my first meeting in the evening. Boston is a great destination for a nerdy history buff, but with only a few hours to spend I went with the most obvious choice — a ramble … Read moreAn Afternoon on Boston’s Freedom Trail

Lummus Park: Lame Even By History Nerd Standards

We are total nerds. We love museums and, what’s more, we actually read all the signage on the exhibits. We love learning new things, whether that’s the geology behind constructing the Overseas Railroad or how Miami Beach could possibly have so many Art Deco buildings. So we had high hopes when visiting Lummus Park in … Read moreLummus Park: Lame Even By History Nerd Standards