Around the US, West Virginia

One Day in Weston, WV

West Virginia may not be the biggest state in the country, but it does have a lot of small towns that I've never visited before despite living here most of my life. Weston was one of those. I'd driven past the exit a hundred times on the interstate but had never had a reason to… Continue reading One Day in Weston, WV

Around the US, Top Five

The Top 5 Things I Did in Wilmington, NC

When one of my best friends called me back in April and suggested the idea of me staying with her in Wilmington, North Carolina, for part of the summer, I jumped at the opportunity. I've always loved visiting the Outer Banks with my family in the summers, and since I didn't go last year and… Continue reading The Top 5 Things I Did in Wilmington, NC

Around the US, National Parks, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry: Then and Now

Early on October 17, 1859, the sleeping town of Harpers Ferry became a battleground in one of the key events that marked the dawning of the Civil War. Though the war would not officially begin until April 1861 with the Battle of Fort Sumter, John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry was indicative of the tension… Continue reading Harpers Ferry: Then and Now

Around the US, National Parks

The Peculiar Peace of Gettysburg National Military Park

"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom"Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address,… Continue reading The Peculiar Peace of Gettysburg National Military Park