During our trip to Israel, one of the most striking sites was the Bet She'an National Park and its many finds. This national park houses the spectacular ruins of the glory that once was the Roman and Byzantine city of Bet She'an. A spectacular remains and reconstruction of the 2nd century theater above is worthy… Continue reading Bet She’an National Park
It was August 25, 1916 when then President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act and thus creating the National Park Service. The parks system includes over 400 areas which includes national parks, monuments, military parks, battlefields, historical parks, historical sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and even the White House. Every year, millions of… Continue reading Happy Birthday, National Parks Service!
The Exhibits - Atlanta History Center During my visit to Atlanta, I wanted to explore the history of what made Atlanta what it is today- the past and present, if you will. The Atlanta History Center seems to be the best start to our two days in here. One can drive here and find free… Continue reading The Atlanta History Center
Historic Roswell During our visit to this small town about 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, we had plans to only visit one historic plantation, The Archibald Smith Plantation. Then, we found out about the Trilogy pass. The opportunity to explore two additional historic homes at a discount rate; Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall. The map… Continue reading Historic Roswell….
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SC Botanical Gardens We explored the SC Botanical Gardens in Clemson and loved the many butterflies enjoying the flower in full bloom. These gardens are a must visit and worthy of a day or half-day visit exploring the many gardens, trails, and historic homes taking in the beautiful scenery. Of course, one must mention that… Continue reading Butterflies…Butterflies… Butterflies
Happy World Elephant Day August 12 marks the observation of the plight of Asian and African elephants. The first observation began in 2012 as a need bring attention to these lovely creature before they are no longer with us. Please learn more about World Elephant Day Tweet. #WorldElephantDay Sign the World Elephant Day Pledge to show… Continue reading Happy World Elephant Day
Reedy River Falls-Greenville, SC One can't believe that for over 40 years, these beautiful falls were overshadowed by a four lane bridge. It was the vision of the Carolina Foothills Garden Club who saw the potential of the landscape under and around the bridge. It was removed and replaced with a far less obtrusive walking bridge… Continue reading Reedy River Falls-
Our exploration of Georgian plantations continues with the Stately Oaks Plantations in Jonesboro. This relocated plantation is about a 30 minute drive outside of Atlanta and offers one perspective to Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind. Of course, this is not the actual plantation and there is no known plantation of Tara in Georgia as described… Continue reading Stately Oaks Plantation
We continued our exploration through Ecuador with a visit to the Middle of the World Monument or La Mitad del Mundo The day was rather overcast and rainy, but still worth the drive and exploring the area. We did have to ask if this was truly the 'real' middle of the earth. There is nice… Continue reading The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo