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Michigan – River Raisin National Battlefield Park

River Raisin NBP Miniature 2

I’ll admit it. I didn’t know much about the War of 1812. I’m not sure if my teachers didn’t cover it, or if I wasn’t paying attention, or if I knew it back then and have since forgotten it. So when we had the opportunity to visit River Raisin, the only National Battlefield Park from the War of 1812, I knew that it would be as educational for me as it was for my kids.

As you can see from the picture, the Visitor Center is not very large and looks more like a house. They do make good […]

DC – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue

In 2011, a memorial to honor one of the greatest orators and Civil Rights champions in American history, Martin Luther King, Jr., opened to the public in the National Mall area of Washington, D.C. The memorial is significant because it is only the fourth memorial in the National Mall area to honor a non-President, and the first to honor an African American.

What I love about the design of this memorial is that it is based on the very words of Dr. King. In the picture above, you can see the representation of a mountain to the left behind […]

Montana – Glacier National Park’s Hidden Lake Trail

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Probably the highlight of any trip to Glacier National Park is the unforgettable drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Logan Pass is the point of highest elevation of the drive and also marks the Continental Divide. Near there is the Logan Pass Visitor Center. From the visitor center, you can hike to Hidden Lake, which, as the name suggests, is a lake that you can’t see from the visitor center. The hike is mostly uphill and about 1.5 miles, a good length for most school-age kids. It was easier for my kids than for me. It might be too long […]