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FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

Earlier this year we took our newly minted college graduate on a “History Geeks Tour” of Presidents Washington’s, Jefferson’s and Madison’s homes. So, on our recent vacation to New Brunswick, when we found ourselves close to Campobello, we had to keep the Geek Tour going and pay a visit to President Franklin Roosevelt’s summer “cottage.” Although… Continue reading FDR Slept Here: A Tour Of Campobello Island

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New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs

When you are driving along the Trans Canadian Highway in New Brunswick, two things strike you. The first is the natural beauty of the landscape with its rocky outcroppings and dense pine forests. The second thing is the noggin befuddling road signs. New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty New Brunswick is all about experiencing nature in its… Continue reading New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs

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History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part III Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, was the third and last stop on our History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour (Check out History Geeks Tour Part I Mount Vernon and Part II Montpelier). Our tour was scheduled for 2 p.m. However, when we took the shuttle from the visitor’s center up to the house, we discovered that… Continue reading History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part III Monticello

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History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part II Montpelier

After our spectacular day at Mount Vernon (see History Geeks Tour Part I Mount Vernon), we drove about two hours south to Charlottesville, VA. We had dinner reservations at Public Fish and Oyster which is a small but excellent raw bar and fish restaurant. After I had stuffed myself with mussels and wine, we checked… Continue reading History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part II Montpelier

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History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part I Mount Vernon

Our youngest daughter graduated from college this May and much to our extended family’s dismay we did not plan to throw a celebration in her honor. It’s not that we were not extremely proud of her (she graduated magna cum laude), but knowing our child, we understood that she would prefer a sharp stick in the eye… Continue reading History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part I Mount Vernon