Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

West Coast Spring 2018 – Sikeston

May 18 – 19 Because we had to cancel our weeklong ride along the Katy Trail, we needed to fill up the days before arriving in Kansas at my sister Bev’s place.  We added a day to Nashville and one to our stay with her, which still left us with six nights to fill.  We […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Three

May 14 – 17 With not much on the agenda for the day but to drive to Lynchburg for our scheduled tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery, we drove two blocks down Fatherland to a cool looking coffee shop we’d noticed, The Post East.  We parked out front and went it, scanning the menu as […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Two

May 14 – 17 Our first stop of the afternoon was the Parthenon (Nashville).   A full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, it was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and constructed in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Originally built of plaster, wood, and brick, it was not intended to […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part One

May 14 – 17 We set out as planned on Monday morning, hitting the freeway right around 9am and settled in for the first of many such drives on a trip that would take us somewhere in the vicinity of 10,000 miles.  It was a nice weather for driving and we’d enjoy similar days throughout […]

Montreal 2018 – Part Two

April 12-16 As planned we hit the pavement early for a day of sightseeing, using a walking tour provided in a Montreal guidebook I’d purchased.  We walked for a mile or so towards the St. Lawrence River and once we reached Place d’Armes (which contains a monument to Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal) stopped […]

Europe 2017 – Summary, Part Five

August 24 – November 15 The final country we’d spend time in is one we continue to find fascinating and wonder how we’ve let it slip past us during the course of our many visits to Europe.  This would be France.  Although we’d been to Paris many times when stopping in to see Francois and […]

Europe 2017 – Summary, Part Three

August 24 – November 15 We spent time in just three countries this trip, Greece, Spain, and France.  Each was an extremely positive experience and we’ll recount these, and maybe some drawbacks in the following posts. Greece My one and only visit to Greece was a month spent at the end of a three-month trip […]