Posts Tagged Southeast
We took a quick weekend trip to Jacksonville and stopped by this park. It’s been years since I lived in North Florida and I had since forgotten how much Spanish moss they have down there!
The Timucuan Preserve encompasses a huge area and there are several different “parts” to this preserve. We visited the park near the Fort Caroline National Memorial; though, sand dunes, plantations, and beautiful natural areas of the park exist as well. We’d love to check them all out one day.
We stopped at the Visitors Center … Continue reading
Our second stop on our 2-part tour (Tuskegee Institute being the first stop) was the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The site is temporarily being housed in a mobile building, while it is undergoing a renovation that should be completed by the end of 2011. We also had the slight misfortune of visiting when only one ranger was there, so we were not able to tour the hanger. We explored the grounds, watched the video (which hopefully will be updated as part of the renovation) and browsed the literature.… Continue reading
We pulled out our passport book and Southeast Region Companion Guide Saturday night to decide which park(s) we would venture off to next. We decided to take a day trip to Alabama and visit Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen. We arrived early and began our adventure at the Tuskegee Institute. My wife and I were both surprised at how spread out the University was. The actual museum is a little tough to find; we had to stop and ask for directions once we were on the campus. While the … Continue reading
Largely due to our lack of knowledge and research, our visit to the the Trail of Tears was not what Damon or I expected. We assumed that similar to most of the historical sites that we had visited in the surrounding area, that the Trail of Tears would have something to do with the Civil War. We were wrong.
The Trail of Tears commemorates the path taken by thousands of Native Americans (mainly Cherokees) as they were mistreated and forced under poor living conditions to leave their lands in the … Continue reading
With the weekend quickly approaching and our new desire to visit parks and acquire passport stamps, Damon and I opened up our Explorer Edition Passport book and started making plans for a day trip. Given multiple choices within driving distance, we reviewed our options and decided upon Little River Canyon.
Damon and I were not anticipating the beauty that we saw in Fort Payne that day. We were driving along on a main road (a somewhat relative term given this is not a big city), and did not expect to … Continue reading
We did not have much time to spend in Obed. The Visitor’s Center was nearly closing and dusk was not far behind. We perused the information in the Visitor’s Center, picked up some gifts for some animal lovers in my family, and bought ourselves the Explorer Edition passport book. The Explorer Edition book runs about $50 and it larger, but in our opinion is worth the money. It is much nicer and far more durable than the small spiral bound Passport Book.
We will need to return to Obed one … Continue reading
Given that I work in a school, the luxury of Spring Break was quickly approaching. A road trip to Michigan had been on our calendar for a few months to visit family. As we would be traveling much of the trip up I-75, we decided to visit some parks along the way. My husband and I were a bit overambitious in our plans with the intention of visiting 5-7 parks in a 2-day time span. We did not realize how interesting some of the parks would be and how much … Continue reading