Five little movies to trip the U.S. with us!

It’s been a month now since we returned to Birch Bay, on July 30th, after 14 months on the road, and I’ve just finished five little movies with highlights from our Tin Can Tour. Each covers a broad region of the country that we explored: eight or ten states in just 15-25 minutes! If you want to […]

Anne Burras and Jane

There’s an archaearium—an archaeology museum—on the site of the original Jamestown settlement in Virginia, where you can get a little peek into life as one of the first colonists. Especially intriguing is the reconstructed face of a lovely young girl—she is a face without a name, so the archaeologists have dubbed her Jane. She is not Anne […]

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Sitting still for the paparazzi

One of the unrivaled joys traveling the country has been not only visiting the national and historical parks run by the National Park Service, but also talking with the excellent park rangers. With very few exceptions they have been incredibly enthusiastic and generous in sharing their passion and mastery of their chosen historical and natural subjects. […]