Thailand – Chiang Mai and Hua Hin

Part of our plan for traveling has always been to have some “down time” where we take a break from seeing the sights and just live in a place for a week, or even a month.  We did exactly that in Thailand for most of February.  We spent about three weeks in the northern city … More Thailand – Chiang Mai and Hua Hin

Vicksburg 

About three weeks back we were traveling across the deep south on our way to New Orleans when we stopped to visit the site of the battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi. For those of you who don’t remember your Civil War (or the war of Northern Aggression as some folks down here in the South … More Vicksburg 

St. Augustine, the First European Colony in North America

In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon “discovered” what is now Florida and named it La Florida, the flowers. He was a Spanish explorer and conquistador of the “New World.” He made many voyages for Spain to look for gold. He was supposedly also searching for the Fountain of Youth. (The Fountain of Youth was a … More St. Augustine, the First European Colony in North America