Rising Sun Tavern

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Before the days of motels at every freeway exit and the comforts of traveling in your own RV, anyone on a journey away from home had limited choices of where to spend the night. If money was tight and the weather was […]

Mary Washington

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. We all know a lot about George Washington, the Father of Our Country, but how much do you know about his mother, Mary Washington? Would she be called the Grandmother of Our Country? Born November 30, 1708, in Lancaster County, Virginia, Mary […]

Cape Cod Canal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Recognizing that a waterway across the seven mile wide isthmus of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay, would be a great trade boon between the Plimoth Colony, local Indian villages, and the Dutch merchants sailing from New York, […]

Sep 112014
 

Yesterday was a working day for us, but when you have a job like ours, working is a lot of fun so we weren’t complaining at all. We drove into Fredericksburg hoping to visit some of the historic sites there for inclusion in a future issue of the Gypsy Journal. If you like history as […]

Oct 152012
 

We were up and out the door earlier than usual yesterday to explore historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. Established in 1728, this friendly and charming little city on the banks of the Rappahannock River was an important commerce center during Colonial days, when ships traveled upriver from the coast to load up on locally grown tobacco, bound […]

Valley Forge

 Posted by at 4:59 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222010
 

Yesterday we drove 75 miles to Valley Forge National Historical Park, where the Continental Army, under George Washington, spent the hard winter of 1777-1778 during the American Revolution. Being history nuts, this was a real treat for us, and we enjoyed immersing ourselves in this shrine to American liberty. We also learned a lot that […]