Atlanta Braves Baseball and the Battery

As we neared the end of our summer college road trip, we decided literally at the last minute to stop in the Atlanta area and take see an Atlanta Braves Baseball game.  A few years ago, the Braves announced they were moving from Turner Field in Atlanta proper to a new stadium just outside of

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A Great Wolf Lodge Birthday

What do you do when you are on a college road trip for your oldest son and your youngest son has a birthday right in the middle of the trip?  We faced this problem on the trip this summer. My wife and I tackled this head-on with a stay at the Great Wolf lodge in

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center – The Place to Celebrate Space

The city of Huntsville has used the moniker “The Rocket City” for as long as I can remember.   This little city in North Alabama has led the way in the United States space program since before the launch of Explorer 1 on January 31, 1958.  That rocket the Jupiter “C” was developed at Redstone

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A family day at Six Flags Over Texas

As we started our family road trip this summer we made our way to Dallas Texas.   Since we had time, we spent a checking a few rollercoasters off of my oldest sons to do list at Six Flags Over Texas. Six Flags over Texas is the first park in the Six Flags family.  Opened in 1961, Six themed sections,

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Planning the College Road Trip

Planning the College Road Trip. We are at the point when our oldest son must choose a college to attend.  Since it has become a rite of passage for parents and children in America to take a tour of Colleges that students want to attend.  My family is no different.  This summer we are heading off

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A Family Day out in Gruene.

In our quest to get out and see more of Texas, we headed for the former town of Gruene.   Located about 25 miles Northeast of San Antonio, Tx.  Gruene is no longer its own town, it is a historic district with ion the city of new Bruanfels, Tx.   Listed on the National Register of Historic

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A Visit to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

When your 80 year old mother comes to town, what do you do on a hot humid Texas weekend.  We decided to head to College Station and visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.   In 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt began looking for a solution to the problem of Presidential records.  Up until that time many

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The Basement of Texas, Natural Bridge Caverns

A few weeks ago I posted about my attempt to reach the roof of Texas. This time we take a trip closer to home as we head the other direction, down that is to the basement of Texas. Since we were all off for President’s Day this year we decided to explore our little corner of

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Waco Mammoth National Monument our #NPS 100 Road Trip

Imagine it is a spring day in 1978, you are a teenager out looking for arrow head in creek in South Texas.  You are walking down a creek and instead of an arrowhead you find a large bone.   Luckily Paul Barron and Eddie Bufkin Recognizing the unusual nature of the find, they removed the bone

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Why should you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel?

So there you are, you left home at some weird hour and have been driving for what seems like days.  Or maybe you fought through the check-in line and security line at your local airport and have spent a few hours on a plane with two kids both wanting to sleep on you to ensure

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