The United States Founding fathers were truly pursuing “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” They had an affinity for alcohol. Grew acres of hemp on their farms. And used and grew opioid based drugs and plants in their gardens.
Thanks to the Broadway hit, Hamilton, the founding fathers have become part of pop culture. But are the men who formed the United States druggies and alcoholics? There are historical documents that suggest there was an excessive use of various drugs and alcohol. Continue reading The Founding Fathers – Their Cannabis, Alcohol & Drugs
Sheridan has breathtaking views, wide open spaces, and a western charm. It Main Street is lined with neon signs, where stores open their doors with western hospitality. You will find that the town of Sheridan is what Wyoming is meant to be and a place where you can get your west on. Continue reading Things to See & Do in Sheridan, Wyoming – Travel Destination
Do You Have Radioactive Material in Your Home? The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Says you do. Come with us as I reminisce about when I was a geophysicist; while telling you the story of the Radium Girls. We will also look at some everyday household items that are radioactive. You won’t believe the radioactive dishware we found at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on a visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading Radium Girls & Radiation in the Home
We spend a lot of time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have a million pictures of Mount Rushmore from one view or another. But my favorite views and pictures I have taken of Mount Rushmore are not even in the National Park. Over the years I have found views of the monument that I prefer. Places where I can take in the view without the crowds. So, come along with me as we show you four of our favorite views of Mount Rushmore and how to get to them. Continue reading 4 Fantastic Views of Mount Rushmore Outside of the National Park |
Come with us on a day trip up to Boulder Canyon, Nederlands, Mud Lakes and Caribou Ranch. These areas are just above Boulder, Colorado. And just west of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. On the way we will show you where to find rock climbers, picnic spots, and hiking trails. We will even show you where to find the now defunct famous Caribou Ranch Recording Studio. Where famous musicians once wrote and recorded their albums. Continue reading Boulder County Colorado Day Trip – Boulder Canyon, Rock Climbing, Caribou Ranch & Nederlands
On June 25 and 26, 1876, 263 United States soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his armed forces, died fighting several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. This somber park honors the United States Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne Native Americans in one of the Indian’s last efforts to preserve their way of life. Continue reading Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument in Montana – a Place of Reflection
We get asked a lot how we afford to travel so much. And how we are traveling during the Covid outbreak. Simply we waited until things opened up again. We stay close to home. We are only doing road trips to sparely populated places. We keep to ourselves and not socialize with others. And most importantly, we stay in places where we have more control over our health that goes beyond masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, and social distancing. Continue reading Traveling During a Pandemic
We are lucky enough to live very close to many historical and beautiful places. One of those destinations we often travel to is Eastern Wyoming. Just north of Cheyenne and Interstate 80 (1.5 hours). And east of Interstate 25 is Guernsey, Wyoming. A quaint little town where you can catch up with the eastern Wyoming section of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express, Mormon Trial, and the California Trail. Continue reading 4 Things to do on the Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming
Not much is left in the mining ghost town of Spokane. But what is left is worth the short hiking from Playhouse Road in the southern Bill Hills of South Dakota. The public land site is just north of Custer State Park and south of Mt. Rushmore National Monument. And a short 12 miles scenic drive northeast from the town of Custer. Continue reading The Black Hills Ghost Town – Spokane, South Dakota
One of our favorite places to visit is Deadwood, South Dakota. Between the history and many things to do, we always enjoy our stays. One of our favorite activities is to strolling the historical Main street during the summer months. Continue reading Walking the Streets of Deadwood, South Dakota
Galveston, Texas is considered one of the most haunted cities in the United States. And the Tremont House Hotel in Galveston, Texas is known to be one of many haunted establishments. During our lovely stay at the hotel, we experienced what we think to be our own paranormal activity. Continue reading How Haunted is Galveston, Texas?