Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

The past week, I visited the Bay Area of San Francisco, and one of the places I went to was Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. According to their website, the buildings are all inspired by the Temple of Amon, and that this Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in western North America--including items from pre-dynastic to Egypt's early … Continue reading Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

Asheville, North Carolina

Last week, during the Fourth of July, I took a trip to the mountains with my family, hoping to escape the blasted heat. Didn’t work. The near hundred degree weather just followed us from Raleigh. But it was a nice place to stay, and at least, we got to tour the town of Asheville. Being … Continue reading Asheville, North Carolina

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Off the Coastal Plains of North Carolina is an isolated island along the Outer Banks. This last Memorial Weekend, I took my first car-carrying ferry in my life to Ocracoke Island. Okay, at first I was scared. Passenger ferries have been one thing, but lugging my car over water – yeah, I had nightmares. But … Continue reading Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Tryon Palace – New Bern, North Carolina

This weekend, I finally got to get out of the house and take a day trip down to Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. I wanted to visit for a while now. Yet in late fall and winter, it’s hard to motivate yourself to leave the comforts of your own home. However, now that spring … Continue reading Tryon Palace – New Bern, North Carolina

Roanoke Island, North Carolina

During my stay at the Outer Banks, I decided to trail back a little and visit Roanoke Island for the first time. I’ll be honest I hadn’t ever given the island much thought before, even though I drive through it every time I head towards Nags Head. But, there are truly some hidden treasures there, … Continue reading Roanoke Island, North Carolina

Historic Bath, North Carolina and Washington, North Carolina Ghost Walk

The semester has begun and I’ve been swamped with work! Hardly have time to read a sentence of the book I’m currently reading and I’m just squeezing in time to write. Time for a break! Last weekend I headed out to Bath and Washington, North Carolina for an overnight vacation. It was so wonderful! Bath … Continue reading Historic Bath, North Carolina and Washington, North Carolina Ghost Walk

Mount Vernon, Virginia

What better way to understand the man behind the legend of General George Washington then to visit his beloved estate, Mount Vernon. Fifty acres open to the public to view and be swept back in time to the late 1700s. There is so much to see and the grounds are gorgeous. First thing I did … Continue reading Mount Vernon, Virginia