Monthly Archives: April 2013

Exploring Texas History at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

Many visitors to Texas may not realize that Texas was once an independent republic before becoming part of the United States in 1845. I decided to retrace some of the history I learned in my Texas history class in middle … Continue reading

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Meeting Arctic Wildlife at Anchorage’s Alaska Zoo

I am in Alaska at least once a year for my job, most recently in April, 2013. In April, it’s still the off-season in Anchorage before cruise ship season, with lots of snow still around. Many attractions are still closed … Continue reading

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Oven Fresh Cookies at New York City’s Levain Bakery

It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth and anytime I am visiting somewhere, I will be investigating bakeries and ice cream shops. I am lucky to have family in New York City who recommended an Upper West Side … Continue reading

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Pursuing Dreams at New York City’s Tenement Museum

For unskilled immigrants coming to the United States in the late 1800s/early 1900s, life could be very hard. For those laborers on New York City’s Lower East Side who were chasing the “American Dream”, piecework and sewing were methods of … Continue reading

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