Landed in Waco, Texas


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

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

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