Spanning Millennia at Two NPS Units

Our travels through Eastern Tennessee gave us the chance to visit several of the national sites that are helping guide our journey, and these locations near Chattanooga preserve and interpret records of historic periods ranging from 10,000 BC to 1865. Russell Cave National Monument Tucked away down a small county road in the very northeastern … Read moreSpanning Millennia at Two NPS Units

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 moreExploring Rocket City

Reliving the Battle at Horseshoe Bend NMP

On our way north from Tuskegee, we visited our first National Military Park: Horseshoe Bend. This small park includes the location of the decisive final battle in the Creek War in 1814, which resulted in the Creek people relinquishing to the newly independent United States their claims to over 23 million acres of land in … Read moreReliving the Battle at Horseshoe Bend NMP

Enduring Awkwardness in Tuskegee

“Hello! We’re white, and we’re here to talk about racism!” If I were wearing a T-shirt with this slogan, my awkwardness would have been increased, but not by much. We knew when we started this journey that there would be difficult times. We knew that our plan of crisscrossing the country and visiting many of … Read moreEnduring Awkwardness in Tuskegee