From National Parks

Flight 93 National Memorial

While my parents were visiting, we went to Flight 93 National Memorial.  We went the week after the 9/11 anniversary.  Even though it was after the anniversary, the park was extremely busy with the kind of number we usually see only in the big western parks.  The day we went I counted six school buses, …

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DC Stamps in My Passport Book

I have been to Washington DC so many times I have lost track.  I was last in DC when Tom had a conference there in 2011.  During the week-long conference, I visited every possible memorial on the National Mall.  I spent hours in the Smithsonian museums.  I went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum …

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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Until we came to Fort Necessity, I had never heard of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.  But that isn’t unusual.  Tom and I are always finding National Park System units that we have never heard of before.  You probably never heard of Fort Necessity before I started working here! The Potomac Heritage National Scenic …

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Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Last week, on our weekly adventure day, Tom and I visited three National Park sites in western Pennsylvania.  Today I will write about the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.  Tomorrow I will write about the Allegheny Portage Railroad.  I will save the third, Flight 93 National Memorial, until we have time to visit again. The Johnstown …

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