A serene memorial at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii is placed over the lost souls of the USS Arizona. I visited the memorial some time ago on a family vacation and the experience has always stayed with me. On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army launched an aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, a United States naval base. … Continue reading Pearl Harbor: At Peace
Looking for a beautiful part of the country to travel to?? Keystone, South Dakota is your place to go complete with a visit to Mount Rushmore!! We drove to South Dakota from the Midwest which was a 14 hour trip. We made our way to South Dakota through the Badlands and stopped in Wall, South Dakota. We stopped there on the advice of my parents … Continue reading Mount Rushmore Marvels
The surprise at Monticello is the vast spread of land surrounding the mansion and all it has to offer! Monticello is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and this monument is worth the trip!! Monticello is the home of Thomas Jefferson who is better remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. Monticello is an architectural and agricultural … Continue reading The Mystery of Monticello
One fall we took a trip to the Southwest and after our trip to the Grand Canyon, we made a stop at the Hoover Dam. So glad that we did!! For those of you that are a little far from the history books, let’s start with a little history before we talk about why to visit! What is the Hoover Dam? As the Southwest was … Continue reading Hoover Dam-Dam It’s Amazing
The Grand Canyon is a landmark that everyone knows about or has visited. To say that it is majestic is an understatement. When we visited the Grand Canyon, we were there in November and it was snowy. The best time to visit is April through June before the heat escalates unless you are snowbird!! The Grand Canyon has three rims (North, South, and West). When … Continue reading Grand Canyon-How Grand It Is!
“Landmark is a recognizable artificial or natural feature that stands out from other environmental features and visible from long distances.” All landmarks are not made the same!! A new blog series for national landmarks that are a must see!! Over the next 5 blogs, the following national landmarks will be discussed. The next series will be on some landmarks that are not worth visiting!!! Make … Continue reading Landmarks: A Must See