The Mystery of the Confluence

For the first 300 years of European exploration and settlement of North America, water was the main mode of transportation. It therefore makes sense that virtually all the historic cities of North America — from Quebec City, Boston, New York and Philadelphia in the north to Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans in the south — … Read moreThe Mystery of the Confluence

Breaking Into Spelunking at Mammoth Cave

Although we had never visited a true underground cave system before, we knew that our travels through Kentucky had to include a stop at Mammoth Cave National Park. Not only is it one of the oldest national parks, but it has also earned worldwide fame for being the largest cave system in the world by … Read moreBreaking Into Spelunking at Mammoth Cave

Walking Ancient Pathways at Cumberland Gap NHP, and Foiling the Plans of a Homicidal Park Ranger

In our quest to see all things Lewis & Clark during 2018, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was a necessary addition to our destination list because it was one of the few pathways to the west that existed when the Corps of Discovery set out. Of course “the west” was anything beyond the Appalachian Mountains, … Read moreWalking Ancient Pathways at Cumberland Gap NHP, and Foiling the Plans of a Homicidal Park Ranger

And Now For Something Completely Different

Between the two of us, and together, we’ve lived in many different places and in a wide variety of types of homes. We both grew up in relatively small towns, in single family homes situated on 1-acre lots. (So we know a lot about mowing large lawns.) We’ve also lived in a golfing getaway designed … Read moreAnd Now For Something Completely Different