Well, I've landed. I've landed in Waco and I hope I can stay in one place for a little while. In March I accepted a new position as Collections Assistant at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, and moved from Richmond up to Waco. They haven't gotten rid of me yet, in fact … Continue reading Landed in Waco, Texas
Civil War Living History & Reenactment 2017
I thought I would present you this small assortment of pictures from the Civil War Living History and Reenactment event at Confederate Reunion Grounds last month (as if you hadn't already seen enough pictures, if you follow me on Facebook). Between School Day on the Friday, and public days Saturday to Sunday, I kept pretty busy, … Continue reading Civil War Living History & Reenactment 2017
Castroville Texas and The San Antonio Mission Trail by bike
This has been an exciting couple of weeks! From friends visiting from Madison WI, and taking them to the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, to a work trip down to Landmark Inn State Historic Site in Castroville TX, and extending my trip for a day in San Antonio, it's been a lot of fun - … Continue reading Castroville Texas and The San Antonio Mission Trail by bike
Wanderings in Central Texas
This blog was always meant to be a chronicle of my travels, and virtual connection to my friends and family in distant places. Now that I have made the monumental move from Chicago to Texas, this connection seems more important than ever. And so, after my first month living in this strange country (indeed, the … Continue reading Wanderings in Central Texas
Five reasons to get outside!
Since about this time last year I have been involved (on and off) in a hiking group in the Chicagoland area. This isn't my first time hiking either; if you look back at earlier posts of mine, I did a lot of hiking in England as well. So, I think I can fairly tell you … Continue reading Five reasons to get outside!
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: 22 mile hike
So, of course with the new year, there have to be new adventures! I decided that if I were to make any new years resolutions that they would have to be simple: if I can make 2013 even half as exciting as last year, I will have succeeded. And another thing! I have been here … Continue reading Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: 22 mile hike
Adventures in Devon!
Hello everyone! As the end of my time here in the UK is just a few weeks away, I am scrambling to cram as much in as possible. My work placement at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum is going well and I get to work with curators and conservators, handle some amazing museum objects and get … Continue reading Adventures in Devon!
Dartmoor National Park
A selection of my pictures from a very rainy Sunday morning on Dartmoor National Park, Devon county, UK. The pictures can hardly capture all the beauty, but we saw moorland, stony Tors, forests, wild ponies and old bridges in just a few hours. I would never have ventured out onto Dartmoor on my own as … Continue reading Dartmoor National Park
CS Hike The Peak District
I went on another hike last weekend with a few British couchsurfers. The destination this time was the Peak District National Park, and we were fewer in number because it was going to be a more intense hike... I thought I'd have no problem. I got picked up at 8:30am on a Sunday morning and … Continue reading CS Hike The Peak District