The Riddle Behind the Statues

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 6 Comments

On we go. David McCullough I love learning the story behind places and monuments. And in this case, a few of these stories make fun riddles. The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. During a tour guided by a UVA senior we learned that the clock in the rotunda was the […]

Sampling the Appalachian Trail

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 2 Comments

For a walk to do you any good, you ought to move along as though you mean it. Harry Truman Much of our Journey Across America has been a chance to sample different places and activities. This week we chose to backpack a small section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The Appalachian Trail may be the longest […]

Rebirth of a Nation: Appomattox Court House

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 2 Comments

With malice toward none, with charity for all… Abraham Lincoln Sometimes short stops on this trip can also be the most memorable. Such was the case to a small village in a Virginia County whose motto is, “Where our nation reunited.” The American Civil War effectively ended at the village of Appomattox Court House on […]

Fun Facts About Texas

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 4 Comments

There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else. Pete Hamill We spent ten days in Texas, the former republic that my friend Kim called […]