February 2013

Shiloh, a battle to be remembered

On our way south we stopped at a historic site in Shiloh, TN. What appears today to be a serene scene filled with monuments and clipped grass is the very site that over a two day period over 23,000 men either died or were, wounded or missing. This was one of the bloodiest battles of […]

Warner Robins Museum of Avaiation

Okay, I admit I like history, but while I enjoyed this museum that is one of the largest aviation museums in the United States my husband loved it. He spent HOURS looking through the amazing planes, aviation vehicles and exhibits. With More than 90 aircraft on public display one of the best things about this […]

Stately Oaks, an antebellum story

Sitting in the heart of Margaret Mitchells “Gone With the Wind” Stately Oaks, a Greek Revival style house is a lovely mansion built in 1839 by Whitmell Allen. Traveling south for the Florida Flywheelers show, we stopped at this lovely home to learn more about life around Jonesboro and during the Civil War. During General […]

Doc's Soda Fountain

Looking for a place to step back in time? Girard, Illinois a small central Illinois hamlet offers this great stop which serves lunch from behind an old time soda fountain in a former drugs store built in 1884. Besides the great food and ambience, there is a fascinating pharmacy museum. The drug store once sold […]