Heart Mountain Wyoming Japanese-American Internment Camp
Heart Mountain Wyoming Japanese-American Internment Camp

Heart Mountain Wyoming Japanese-American Internment Camp

¬† ¬†Located just 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, Cody Wyoming was the site of one of ten internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. It received its name Heart Mountain from the majestic mountain near the camp.…

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain France and Anise Seed Candy
Flavigny-sur-Ozerain France and Anise Seed Candy

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain France and Anise Seed Candy

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is a small, medieval village in Burgundy France, one of literally hundreds of charming villages found throughout rural Europe. It’s a member of a group called “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France,” which translates to “the most beautiful villages…

A Heartfelt Visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in Iowa
A Heartfelt Visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in Iowa

A Heartfelt Visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in Iowa

Herbert Hoover is the only U.S. president, so far, to hail from Iowa. Beloved in Europe, especially Belgium, Hoover was not necessarily a popular president during his time in the Oval Office. He lost his second election in a landslide.…

Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The Jackie Robinson movie “42” is my kind of movie. It’s about baseball and history, which I love. And it’s a real story with real people and real drama that crappy reality TV will never in a million years give…

Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois
Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois

Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois

Abraham Lincoln is buried in the state capitol of Springfield, Illinois at the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Because of Lincoln’s tomb here, it is the second most visited cemetery in the United States, just behind Arlington. I was born and raised…

Belleau Wood France – A Pilgrimage Site for U.S. Marines
Belleau Wood France – A Pilgrimage Site for U.S. Marines

Belleau Wood France – A Pilgrimage Site for U.S. Marines

Belleau Wood France is a pilgrimage destination for members of the United States Marine Corps. It was here, during a particularly bloody battle in June 1918, that the Marine Corps came into its own, became recognized as a superior military organization,…