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October 30, 2014

2014.08 // Vacation Pt 1

Our 2014 vacation officially kicked off with Haley on Valleyfair Day on August 7th. We spent some time riding the rides before hitting the road for Pennsylvania. After driving through the night with a small early morning nap in Indiana, we finished off the last leg and made it into Pittsburgh. We spent a few days with family on the…
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October 20, 2013

2013.09 // Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling has become one of favorite destinations this year and this time we made it during World War 1 weekend. Though in my opinion their specialty era is the Civil War, they did a great job bringing the history of this early 20th century conflict to life.  The infantry drill was the highlight as they simulated attacking a fixed…
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September 22, 2013

2013.08 // Fort Snelling

As part of our stay-cation we bought a MN Historical Society membership for $90. It includes access for an entire family + 2 guests to a number of historical sites all across Minnesota including Fort Snelling. Fort Snelling has special weekends throughout the year our favorite of which has been Civil War Weekend. It's complete with artillery drills, costumed staff…
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March 25, 2013

Team of Rivals

Many debate whether Lincoln or Washington was the greatest President of the United States. (more…)
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October 7, 2012

The Second World War

After tackling the First World War with A World Undone a couple years ago, I decided to search for a well written account of the next global conflict.   (more…)
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May 19, 2012

Decision Points

The second book of my presidential perusing was the memiors of the most recent president to leave office, George W. Bush who just this week returned to the White House to unveil his presidential portrait.   (more…)
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November 4, 2010

USS Midway

Last week my mom and I toured the aircraft carrier USS Midway docked in downtown San Diego.  It was cool to see how a crew of up to 4,000 people lived and worked together - it was a small city in use for 45 years... from the Cold War to the Persian Gulf.
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