In the aftermath of the British defeats at Oriskany, Bennington and Saratoga, the Iroquois Confederation of Native Americans, most of whom had actively allied themselves with the English in hopes of stopping colonial intrusions into their territory and perhaps winning back some of their lost lands, concluded that there was little point in joining the … More Wyoming Valley Revolutionary War Memorial
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] To stay in touch with the rest of the world while on the road, I depend on my little netbook … More Internet and Cellphone
Great eye-candy special effects and CGI. Same repetitious plot as all the other movies, though–it’s like they just keep re-making the same movie with more dinosaur species. Writers must have flunked science class, too, since they have no idea how “genetics” works.
This is a nature preserve and park just outside Harrisburg PA. If I lived in H-burg I’d be here at least once every week. 🙂 As I arrived at the parking lot, there was a whole gaggle of photographers there—turns out that someone had reported seeing a Wood Stork here a couple days ago—a rarity … More Wildwood Park and Nature Center
The Army Heritage Center is part of the US Army War College in Carlisle PA. There is a museum with military artifacts, and an outdoors display of military vehicles and fortifications from various time periods. Some photos. The museum building French light tank used by US Army in WW1 Some US military rifles Cannon redoubt, … More Army Heritage Center
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] Without a doubt, the most difficult task in all of vandwelling is keeping cool in areas where the weather is … More Insulation and Hot Weather
Nearly every state capitol has its state history museum. Some are nicer than others. Pennsylvania’s museum in Harrisburg is pretty big and has a nice range of stuff. Some photos from a visit. The State Capitol Building is right next door The museum The atrium William Penn’s original royal charter A telescope belonging to Joseph … More Pennsylvania State Museum
OK, the name is a bit misleading since the trees here are not particularly big. 😉 This is a State Conservation Area just outside Harrisburg PA. Lots of trails, so you can hike for an hour if you want, or hike all day. I spent most of the day doing what i always like to … More Boyd Big Tree Preserve
I just can’t get away from the Civil War, can I ……… OK, at least this one is in the North. Harrisburg PA is not far from Gettysburg, and was presumably one of Robert E Lee’s targets in invading Pennsylvania. So it’s no surprise that there is a Civil War Museum here—and it’s very nice. … More Civil War Museum
I’ll be in the Harrisburg and Hershey area for a little while, then over near Allentown to visit my sister.