In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). This program was intended to give work to nearly 5 million young men who were unemployed after WWI. The most amazing part, to me though, is that through the CCC, America’s National Park System saw […]
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited National Parks in our country. I spent so many summers as a little girl camping with my family in the Smokies. And having lived in the area for two years, the park’s unique […]
The ruins of Tulum will take your breathe away. Even if you aren’t a history buff, there is something about seeing the remanence of ancient structures against the contrast of clear turquoise waters. The site forces you to wonder about a time before modern technology as you loose yourself to the sea spray breeze
I was about to find out just how extraordinary this man was… The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is a one-room log building that sits between Knoxville and Maryville. It was built in 1794 and is named for Sam Houston, a man with a colorful life.
There has been so much focus on the circus end of the Ringling Legacy lately, and I know I am guilty of it just as much as the next person. Especially since I have had so many half edited posts sitting in my draft folder… […]
When I originally started drafting this post, I was sitting under a banyan tree in the gardens of The Ringling Estate. I had a day off and Tim was in YTT so I decided to take some time to explore my own backyard. I kept […]
Tim jokes (and so does my brother) that if there is an old cemetery within 10 square miles of where we are, I will find it. And the more we travel the more its seems that they aren’t far from the truth. I never really […]
More times than I would care to admit, Tim and I have found ourselves exploring a part of sarasota unbeknownst to us. And every time we are completely enamored by what we discover. A few weekends ago we made our way to Historic Spanish Point, […]
Pablo tours can easily be found in Medellin, so this post isn’t to inspire you to travel to Colombia on the sole mission to see the world through Pablo’s eyes. It is easier to say, sometimes what something isn’t rather than what it is. I’m not sure what this is, so lets leave it at what it isn’t.
The architecture is stunning, everywhere you look there are little reminders of the distant travels The Ringling’s took and the details of wanderlust they brought back with them. With every turn of a corner inside the house and outside there is wonder and beauty that abounds.