Jan 142018
 

In the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, 100 miles east of Sacramento, the Emigrant Trail Museum, located at Donner Memorial State Park, tells the story of one of the most tragic events of the Old West. In the mid-1800s, lured by the promise of cheap land and a better life for their families, thousands of pioneers […]

Where Did It Go?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132015
 

We were up at 7:30 yesterday morning, which makes two days in a row that we were up way too early. But we wanted to get on the road and out of Nevada. After checking e-mail and taking care of a couple of things online, and then a stop at the T/A truck stop in […]

Feb 102015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. Atwater: Castle Air Museum displays military aircraft from World […]

Jul 072010
 

How’s that for a headline that grabs you? My old college journalism instructor would be so proud! I bet you’re wondering how I can tie those two things together, aren’t you? Well, keep on reading. After a quick run to the post office and bank, we left the Gilroy, California Elks lodge at 10 a.m. […]