Category: Roadschool

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial in Indiana + Junior Ranger badge

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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    A piece of furniture Thomas Lincoln built. Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman
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    Working on Junior Ranger book at Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Site - Indiana - photo by Christie Dedman

You know history has a way of becoming addictive – once you get into learning about something you gotta follow the whole path.  We’ve been to Lincoln’s boyhood home in Kentucky. There we learned...

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Visiting George Rogers Clark National Historic Park, Indiana + Junior Ranger program

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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Lincoln monument of the crossing of the Wabash River into Illinois - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Red Skelton mural downtown Vincennes, Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Working on Junior Ranger books at George Rogers Clark National Historic Site - Indiana - Photo by Christie Dedman

Do you know who George Rogers Clark is? He’s the guy who basically won the west so his brother William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) could explore what would become the Louisiana Purchase. He...

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Touring Corinth Battlefield Unit & Shiloh National Military Park + 2 Junior Ranger badges

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We’ve been kinda out of the day-tripping mode. Our Expedition was struggling to keep up with us. So we upgraded to a truck. Hopefully one step closer to the dream. So we took her...

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Check out Alabama’s famous Rattlesnake Saloon, open now for the season

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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Coon Dog Cemetery Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Coon Dog Cemetery Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Rattlesnake Saloon Photo by Christie Dedman

The famous Rattlesnake Saloon has reopened after their annual closing for select winter months. They’ve added some new menu items and they’ve released their schedule for the rest of the season. Back in September...

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Free admission Feb. 19 to Burritt on the Mountain Hunstville, AL

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This Sunday is your chance to hit Burritt on the Mountain in Hunstville for free. This rare admission deal is to mark the birthday of Dr. Burritt. So what is Burritt?  “Burritt is a unique...

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The forgotten Gold Rush: Visit Pine Mountain Gold Rush Museum Villa Rica, Georgia

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When you talk to historians about the first Gold Rush to hit the United States be sure to keep them in check and don’t let them tell you it was in Dahlonega, Ga. It...

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10 Tips for visiting Nashville’s Parthenon with kids

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One of my favorite things to do with my kids is hit the road and head somewhere, anywhere.  Recently I headed north to Nashville, Tenn. to see the Parthenon. My kids love the Percy...

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Janney Furnace & Knife Museum Ohatchee, AL

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Today we hit a baseball card clearance sale in Gadsden then toured a cool knife and Civil War museum at Janney Furnace in Ohatchee. Alabama’s largest Civil War monument for Confederate soldiers. Admission is...

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Lego Americana Roadshow at Riverchase Galleria: Tips, free mini-build + How to get a $5 Lego Gift Card

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Two years ago the Lego Americana Roadshow wowed AFOLs, TFOLs and KFOLs from all walks of life. Not familiar with those terms? Basically I just said in LEGO lingo that everyone turned out to...

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