https://youtu.be/SYMYivZmxHU Finding Gold at the very same spot gold was 1st discovered in America in 1799 Finding Gold Everyone has heard about the California Gold Rush that began in 1848, but did you know that there was a gold rush in North Carolina half a century before that? In 1799, the son of farmer John … Continue reading Finding Gold
There's nothing like a search for buried treasure, and at Crater Of Diamonds State Park you have a chance to search for one of the most valuable treasures of all: diamonds. Not polished and cut, but in their natural state, which makes them more challenging and fun to search for. (Diamonds, by the way, are … Continue reading Mining for Diamonds
Tracing the footsteps of Henry Flagler and Ponce de Leon
Episode 24 finds us landing in Jamestown Settlement, near where Captain John Smith and the others landed in 1607, encountering Pocahontas and the other local inhabitants. https://youtu.be/y04Jg2ZOirI The actual site has been taken over by archaeologists, but this tribute to it is within musket firing distance. It consists of 4 segments, all very thoroughly detailed. … Continue reading Journey to Jamestown
Tour of Edison's Laboratory at Edison National Park in West Orange, New Jersey. <a href=""> Read More...
Hark, ye gentles – there be much merriment afoot, forsooth. 'Tis the annual King Richard's Faire in Carver, Massachusetts, which we were fortunate to attend <a href=""> Read More...
This week we took a break from whale watching and jumping out of airplanes and dancing through the streets to pay a visit to Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, just a few miles north of Boston. It was like stumbling upon an archaeological site, an ancient civilization suddenly abandoned. Well, it isn't exactly ancient, … Continue reading Saugus Iron Works – Episode 16
Episode 5: August 4, 2018 In Week 5, we started out in New Jersey, where we took a country stroll around Fosterfield Living Historical Farms, where we got to crack corn like Jimmy, and feed chickens and do other farmly stuff-- in addition to touring an old mansion where the rich Foster family once lived, … Continue reading Living History Farm – Episode 5
Feb. 6, 2016: Amsterdam Another day of exploring Amsterdam, with its many canals... ... and bicycles... ... and windmills... ... and its idiosyncratic architecture. One type of "bicycle" we encounter is more of a customer-propelled bar on wheels. It has seats and pedals for about a dozen people and a bar in the center where … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 26
Feb. 4, 2016: Berlin to Amsterdam/ Beverwijck Our gracious host Jens has to go to work this morning, so we make an early start of it, having coffee in the kitchen before saying goodbye, hoping that we'll be able to stay longer next time. Then we're off to make our way eventually to the train … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 24
Feb. 2, 2016: Krakow and Auschwitz It's one of those things that you know isn't going to be a great deal of fun, but you feel that you have to do it anyway. Especially being this close. You have to go pay a visit to the former site of the infamous concentration camp known as … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 22
August 19, 2006: Edo Wonderland Up early, because we had a two-hour drive ahead of us. Another hot day, rather smoggy, and we stopped at a convenience store so I could obtain some sunscreen. I went into the store and inquired whether they had any, had it pointed out to me, and made the transaction