Take a Break from the Sun and Sand at Virginia Beach’s Military Aviation Museum

Take a Break from the Sun and Sand at Virginia Beach’s Military Aviation Museum

Top photo source  My husband Michael and I spent an awesome week in Virginia Beach last month and we thoroughly enjoyed the lively, 3-mile-long ocean boardwalk, the exciting attractions, the amusement rides, and the many other fun-in-the-sun activities Virginia Beach has to offer. The weather was sunny and hot…perfect conditions for a fun-filled beach vacation. Sometimes too perfect!   One day, needing a little break from the sun and sand, Michael suggested we check out the Military Aviation Museum, a short 20 minute drive from the Boardwalk.  I admit this was not my first choice for…Read more
Houma, Louisiana: Experience Bayou Country’s Best Museums

Houma, Louisiana: Experience Bayou Country’s Best Museums

Top photo source: flickr user Michael McCarthy In the heart of Louisiana’s Bayou Country lies Houma, a city heralded as a nature lover’s paradise. Here you’ll find over 2,500 square miles of swamps and wetlands, breathtaking scenery, world-class fishing, birding sanctuaries, nature preserves, and so much more. But Houma (located in the Atchafalaya Basin, just 55 miles from New Orleans), is also a city that’s proud of her cultural heritage and is home to some wonderfully diverse museums. Here are a few I found especially interesting: Houma’s Regional Military Museum commemorates the sacrifices…Read more
Clarksdale, Mississippi: The Birthplace of the Blues

Clarksdale, Mississippi: The Birthplace of the Blues

The Mississippi Delta is widely recognized as America’s birthplace of the blues, a style of music expressing the struggles and hardships of African Americans living in this vast and vital area. Although this musical sound and style existed before the 20th century, it really came into prominence in the 1920’s, when record companies first started recording blues artists. The blues' distinct musical style has influenced many other genres of music, including rock and roll, jazz, and soul. Clarksdale, Mississippi, has been one of the main hot-spots for the blues from the start. It…Read more
Fort Pierce, Florida: An Impressive Visit to the National SEAL Museum

Fort Pierce, Florida: An Impressive Visit to the National SEAL Museum

My husband and I recently watched the movie, “Lone Survivor”, which begins by showing some actaual footage of men training to become Navy SEALS. They say you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than becoming a SEAL, and after seeing how difficult and brutal the training is, I believe it! Watching this emotionally moving film took me back to an amazing trip we took to Hutchinson Island, located on Florida’s east coast. The island has 23 miles of beautiful beaches, and is home to the National UDT-SEAL Museum.  The museum is…Read more