Seeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region

We finished up our time in Kentucky with a stay in northern-central Kentucky, which put us within easy reach of Louisville and Lexington, AKA horse and bourbon country. We visited a number of very different destinations, but the theme that emerged from our visit is: what’s the importance of authenticity? Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Our trip … Read more

Entering the Atomic Age at Manhattan Project NHP

Camping near Oak Ridge, Tennessee gave us the opportunity to visit one of the newest parks on the NPS menu: the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This park is somewhat unique because it consists of three separate and far-flung sections in three different states, and also because all the locations are active sites owned by … Read more

Exploring Rocket City

Given our credentials as certified space junkies, our trip through northern Alabama naturally needed to include a stop in Huntsville, home of the Redstone Arsenal and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. U.S. Space & Rocket Center Huntsville earned its place in U.S. space history by serving as the site of the rocket development program. … Read more

Visiting Our Temporary Neighbor Tara

I was interested to see that a science research vessel was parked alongside several superyachts at the nearby Epic Marina, so when I learned the boat was offering tours over the weekend I had to check it out. Tara is a very tough dual-masted schooner designed for oceanic research. Her original mission was polar expeditions, … Read more