Today Hingham Shipyard is a commercial/residential* area. From 1942 through 1945 it was a very busy shipyard producing 227 ships for the US and UK navies. After Pearl Harbor the Bethlehem Shipyards needed additional capacity to meet the war time…
We visited the Briscoe earlier this year (The Briscoe Western Art Museum). This time we walked over from the Alamo through the rain while the GPS kept moving the destination. Wound up a longer walk than is should have been. Did I mention it was through the rain. Yuck.
The Alamo is a key part of Texas’ history. The battle there fought for Texas independence was lost. But with the slogan “Remember the Alamo” victory was achieved.
The mountain is visible 30% of the time. Sadly, we were in the majority. Just clouds for us. But we did see wildlife.
Healy, Alaska is a gateway to Denali National Park. Restaurants, hotels, and gift shops. We stayed in Healy at the Aurora Denali Lodge. No hot breakfast but they do provide a breakfast bowl in the minifridge. We opted instead for…
Driving south to Denali we stopped in Nenana, Alaska. Two reasons: railroad museum and Alaska’s best burgers. North of town is the Monderosa. Locally owned, cash only, no cell service, and quaint. You can tell from their Facebook page. And the burgers are good!
Pioneer Air Museum is located in Pioneer Park. The first exhibit is a Huey helicopter on loan from nearby Fort Wainwright. It saw service in Vietnam.
Pioneer Park reminds me of Rawhide when it was located in north Scottsdale. There are independent businesses in the old buildings that have been relocated to Pioneer Park. The highlight of the park for our great granddaughter (and me too) was the train ride.
Down the road from the Museum of the North is Georgeson Botanical Park. Not huge, but it’s summer and flowers are in bloom.
We went to Fairbanks, Alaska to see our great granddaughter (and her parents). Also did some sightseeing. The University of Alaska houses the Museum of the North. Animals of the area, indigenous peoples’ history, dinosaurs, oil drilling, and Russian exploration…