Embracing the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery

While we are thrilled to be back on the road, we knew that our first stop of the summer would also be one of the toughest. Montgomery, Alabama was critical in igniting the mid-20th century civil rights movement thanks to the 1956 Montgomery bus boycott that brought national attention to a charismatic 26-year old local … Read more

A Brief Trip to Our Nation’s Capital

We have rarely visited major cities during our years of RV travel; driving a 46-foot rig through crowded city streets is nobody’s idea of fun. We firmly believe that the best way to visit cities is to fly in and get around using public transportation. So I was delighted when I learned that the volunteer … Read more

Digging into Mining History in Butte

Butte is a mining town. The city developed entirely because of the industry, and even today the skyline is dominated by mine headframes everywhere. A cursory glance at the Google satellite view of the city will show a town that appears dangerously close to being consumed by the mines to its northeast side. Butte’s mining … Read more

Cape Cod: An Overcast Day in Provincetown

A family reunion has brought us to Cape Cod for a week long stay in Wellfleet (map), which is one of many historic settlements on this maritime peninsula. Wellfleet is at the point where the elfin-shoe of the Cape begins curving back from the Atlantic toward the Massachusetts mainland, and is considered part of the … Read more