History

Mary on June 5th, 2011

The King William Historic District is one of the many little neighborhoods in San Antonio, Texas that is worth a stroll.  This little enclave begs you to explore on foot, especially if you like a variety of residential architecture.  Each home has its own unique flavor in this area that was first settled by wealthy […]

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Mary on May 4th, 2011

Yes, that’s right.  This town claims the title “too tough to die”.  Tombstone, Arizona.  It rose as a boom town during the heyday of mining in the United States.  In the 1870s and 1880s…Tombstone came to fame as silver was discovered, and later as the site of the infamous 30-second gunfight at the OK Corral. […]

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Mary on January 17th, 2011

Five Catholic missions were established along the San Antonio River in the early 1700s.  I visited four during my exploration of this historic Texas city.  Catholic missions are part church, part farm, and part fort, and were established to expand Spanish influence north from Mexico. They are found throughout the American Southwest. San Antonio de […]

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Mary on July 10th, 2010

I finally made it to Boston! I’d been dreaming of a Boston adventure for years, envisioning a trip during the fall so I could experience the colorful foliage in the northeast. The trip didn’t turn out this way, but it was so much better! Mom wanted to go to Boston so she could attend a […]

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While I totally adore traveling far and wide, I also love to explore interesting, unique places close to home. Being that I live in the Brandywine Valley, the birthplace of DuPont, I have the opportunity to visit many of the DuPont estates that are now open to the public. Where is the Brandywine Valley, you […]

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