Tag: history

  • Folsom Prison Blues

    Folsom State Prison is located in Represa, California – which interestingly doesn’t really show up on the map. The prison is it’s own town with it’s own postal code, located in what was once a large green space in the middle of nowhere, but is now the town of Folsom. Folsom State Prison opened in […]

  • San Luis Rey Mission

    San Luis Rey Mission was founded in 1798 and is a National Historic Landmark located in Oceanside, California. It is a few blocks off the San Luis Rey bike path so we headed out for a family ride (30km round trip) to check it out… The history of the San Luis Rey area reflects five periods of occupation: […]

  • Everyone MUST go to Columbus, Georgia

    We spent a fast paced 3 days in Columbus, Georgia over the US Thanksgiving long-weekend and LOVED every minute of it. We knew very little about the town other than what I had seen online from the Kellogg and Holcombe families kayaking experiences and were blown away by the amenities, the history and the people. Columbus […]

  • Historic Charleston is rife with PIRATES

    We killed 2 birds with one stone and everyone was happy (fabulous parenting moment for me!). We went on the Charleston Walking Pirate Tour and learned about the cities sordid pirate past as well as got to see and experience much of the historic architect. We managed to do a 2 hour walking tour with no […]

  • Grooving with Grimm at the Colonial Quarters

    The Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine is a 2 acre property right in historic downtown that takes you through 300 years of life in St. Augustine, from founding in 1565 through to the late 1800’s after the civil war. Your admission ticket includes a guided tour and it is one of the best we’ve ever […]