From the outbreak of the Civil War, both sides had attempted to assert control over the “border states”. In Missouri, which had already been the scene of conflict between pro- and anti-slavery militias during the Bleeding Kansas period, there was a small skirmish near Wilson’s Creek before Union General Samuel Curtis was able to lead … More Pea Ridge Civil War Battlefield
I’m somewhere near Fayetteville AR. This is just a side trip to see a couple of things before I head down to Texas for the winter, so I’ll only be here a couple days.
This is a very nice wildlife center just a short distance from my Walmart. Since it finally stopped raining again, I finally got to visit. Some photos. Visitors Center Display of native species Keeled Green Snake A youngling Spiny Softshell Turtle Outside are several miles of walking paths A hostile Canada Goose. “None shall pass!” … More Lichterman Nature Center
So, the news says the coppers in Miami have towed away a van used by the dumbfuck who has been mailing pipe bombs to people he didn’t like. Let’s hope he wasn’t living in it—we don’t need “publicity” like that. Regardless of what political opinion one holds, I hope we can ALL agree that anyone … More Hooo Boy ………
Elvis may be everywhere, but Graceland, in Memphis TN, is where he lived. Originally built in 1939 by a local doctor, the estate was bought by Elvis Presley in 1957 at the height of his fame. He lived here until his death in 1977. Today, the estate is open for tours. Some photos. The mansion … More Graceland
The Pink Palace Science and History Museum in Memphis has a nice display of artifacts. Some photos from a visit: The Museum Inside the Museum A Leeuwenhoek microscope. I didn’t realize they were so small. Fossil slab from a bone bed in Tennessee Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Human evolution. It takes some guts to display this in … More Pink Palace Museum
[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.] There are two basic types of people who live in a camper van: those who have, by unfortunate circumstances, been … More Why I Live in a Van