Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania

Valley Forge National Historical Park consists of 3,600-acre of rolling hills, forests, and sprawling fields. It was here that General George Washington settled down in a winter encampment in 1777 and forged his Continental Army into a fighting force. Also, Valley Forge is my inspiration and the starting place of Sam’s adventure in my upcoming … Continue reading Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania

Greenfield Village, Michigan

One of the surprise stops on my vacation this July was the Greenfield Village. Greenfield Village is a large 80 acre park dedicated to America’s history. There are 83 authentic, historic structures including Noah Webster’s home, where he wrote the first American dictionary; Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory; and the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced … Continue reading Greenfield Village, Michigan

I Have Returned!

I’m back! And where have I’ve been, you may ask? Well, believe it or not, I’ve been on a road trip across the Northeast. *Squeals* I had so much fun! I got to visit four fabulous places, which I will be posting individual posts and pictures on in the near future: Greenfield Village, MI Hurley, … Continue reading I Have Returned!

House in the Horseshoe, North Carolina

This weekend, I traveled to view a historic planation, the House in the Horseshoe, in northern Moore County, an hour southwest from Raleigh. Amongst the fields of corn and hay, on a hilltop above the Deep River, is one of the first large houses of North Carolina’s upland frontier built around 1772 by Phillip Alston. … Continue reading House in the Horseshoe, North Carolina

Washington, North Carolina

This weekend I decided to take a small stay-cation here in North Carolina. No work, no researching for my WIP, just a small day trip to relax the mind. Also with price of gas and the lack of time, I was just looking for a quick escape. Fortunately, North Carolina is rich with little gems snuggled … Continue reading Washington, North Carolina

Historic Halifax, North Carolina

Out in the north east corner of the state, about an hour and a half away from Raleigh, is the little town of Halifax. This small town has few buildings and farms. It is situated by the Roanoke River, which runs into the Albemarle Sound. Though it is hard to believe, this small town once … Continue reading Historic Halifax, North Carolina

Easter Eggs–Old Salem, North Carolina

This Easter weekend, my family and I decided to start off by heading up to Old Salem for lunch. Yep, drove two hours for a wonderful lunch. We got to sit outside in the cool weather in a colonial setting. However, to our surprise, it was also a special event day for Easter and at … Continue reading Easter Eggs–Old Salem, North Carolina

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

Last Wednesday, my friend Marcie (2 Read Or Not 2 Read) and I were tweeting about historical research when she mentioned ~ “I love books but going to historical sites is so much fun!!! Do you have a favorite?”  - Yeah, had to ask like the toughest question in the world for me to answer! … Continue reading Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts