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

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