Drive through Gettysburg Battlefield and learn a little history also

A drive-through Gettysburg Battlefield  is the best way to see the historic battlefield. We  have had Gettysburg on our bucket list since we left to travel full-time three years ago. It is Pennsylvania’s most visited destination. Gettysburg Battlefield We enjoyed our scenic self-guided driving tour through the 6000-acre battlefield. Being from the south we expected to see fortifications but instead, we saw open land with thousands and thousands of monuments. We learned more than we bargained Continue reading

Two Museum in New Market filled with history on the Civil War

New Market is full of history that shaped this country and the people within.  We visited New Market, Virginia where one would think not much happen in the past.  To our amazement, we watched a movie that told how many young brave soldiers lost their shoes and their lives.  New Market is dripping with history, of a battle between Union and Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.   New Market Battlefield and Virginia Museum of Continue reading

Savannah After dark tales of the lost soles

Have you ever wondered what happens in Savannah after dark? The best way to find out is by taking a Savannah Ghost Tour, the original ghost tour.  We loved this tour because our guide told the history and real ghost stories, He told us stories that he had heard by more that one person and not the made up tall tales. Savannah After Dark It was a dark and stormy night, actually, it was quite Continue reading

Roadside Fun: Name the birthplace of the American Oil Industry

When I think of Pennsylvania the last thing I think about is oil, oil mining or birthplace of the American Oil Industry. Colonel Drake Oil was determined to prove to everyone that he could drill for oil and mass produce it. As a result, he needed some help from a few friends and luck was on his side. Drake was actually fired two weeks before his discovery (it took 2 weeks for the letter to arrive) and Continue reading

Step back in time at Old Fort Niagara and learn how three countries occupied this fort

We love taking Unschooling field trips to visit historic sites and  our favorite so far was the visit to Old Fort Niagara.  The paid entry fee gets a tour guide with 30 other guests, short movie and array of wonderful volunteers.  The volunteers were great at answer questions and teaching first hand what it was like to live during that era. I always say life experiences are often be the best teachers. Our tour began with a five minute movie that explained the Continue reading

Should you Walk or Drive across the Rainbow Bridge to Canada

Should you Walk or drive across the Rainbow Bridge to Canada? We had this discussion for the last 50 miles as we headed to our new campsite on moving day. I did a lot of checking on the internet and found it to be a toss up. Driving or walking really depends on what your intentions once you get to Canada. If you want to see a lot of Canada then drive but if you only want see Niagara Continue reading