Front of Big Thunder Gold Mine in the Black Hills
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Black Hills Gold Mine

The Black Hills in South Dakota experienced a gold rush in the late 1800's. When planning our Black Hills vacation, I knew I wanted to take a tour of one of the historic Black Hills gold mines in the area. We selected the Big Thunder Gold Mine. The Big Thunder Gold Mine is located in… Continue reading Black Hills Gold Mine

Lake Powell
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7 Awesome Things to do at Lake Powell Without Getting Wet!

Lake Powell near Page, AZ is a lake lovers paradise. In the summer, visitors flock to Lake Powell to play in these magnificent blue waters! One of the major access points to Lake Powell is near the town of Page, Arizona. The lake itself crosses the Arizona/Utah border. This man-made lake was born when Glen… Continue reading 7 Awesome Things to do at Lake Powell Without Getting Wet!

View from Berry Hill Trail in Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne Hike: Berry Hill Trail

Berry Hill Trail in Gros Morne National Park is near the town of Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. This fun trail is one you won't want to miss! Gros Morne's Berry Hill Trail is relatively short. It is only 1.5 km or just under a mile round trip. However, it is fairly steep with an elevation gain… Continue reading Gros Morne Hike: Berry Hill Trail

Arlington Cemetery gravestones with Washington Monument in the background
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Planning a Visit to Arlington Cemetery

Proud. Humbled. Thankful. That's how I felt during my visit to Arlington Cemetery. It is a peaceful place to sit and reflect on the sacrifice made by so many brave men and women. Getting to Arlington Cemetery Fortunately, the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station is near the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center. So, we took the… Continue reading Planning a Visit to Arlington Cemetery

Highway in Newfoundland
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Newfoundland Road Trip: St. John’s to Gros Morne National Park

Newfoundland is an island. You can get there by flying or by ferry. We chose to fly into St. John's, Newfoundland's largest city. A must-see in Newfoundland is Gros Morne National Park. It is located on the west side of the island. St. John's is on the east side. We stayed in Rocky Harbour. This… Continue reading Newfoundland Road Trip: St. John’s to Gros Morne National Park

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17 Awesome Things to See at the National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History is one of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC. This museum houses objects which are important in American history. From presidents to pop culture, this museum has something to interest just about everyone. Know Before You Go Like many of the museums in Washington DC, the National Museum of… Continue reading 17 Awesome Things to See at the National Museum of American History

Document with the original laws of baseball
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Library of Congress Baseball Exhibit

The Baseball Americana is a special temporary Library of Congress baseball exhibit. It is housed in the Thomas Jefferson building and runs through summer 2019. As with many of the sites in Washington DC, the Library of Congress does not charge admission. So, you can see Baseball Americana for free! The Library of Congress baseball… Continue reading Library of Congress Baseball Exhibit

Library of Congress Engraved Sign
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Library of Congress Tour

I love tours! So, when planning our trip to Washington DC, I jumped at the chance to take a Library of Congress tour rather than wandering around on our own. The Library of Congress includes 3 buildings on Capitol Hill: The Thomas Jefferson Building, the James Madison Memorial Building, and the John Adams Building. The… Continue reading Library of Congress Tour

Coverdale Bible
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9 Tips for Touring the Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible in Washington DC opened in November 2017. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to tour this new museum. It is truly amazing! There is a lot going on in the Museum of the Bible. It certainly is much more than a museum full of old Bibles. (Although, there are a lot… Continue reading 9 Tips for Touring the Museum of the Bible

Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool
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15 Things to Do in Washington DC

There are so many things to see and do in Washington DC! It is impossible to do them all in one trip! On our recent trip to the nation's capital, I tried to create an itinerary with a variety of activities. This trip was my kiddo's first visit to Washington DC. Quite frankly, I wasn't… Continue reading 15 Things to Do in Washington DC