Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel lies off the coast of Normandy. My friend, Kay toured the abbey the same day she visited the American Cemetery. (See post Earn It for photos of her trip to the cemetery.) Perched on a rock, this abbey and its surrounding fortifications seem to rise from the sea. It has been many things … More Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Little Sweden

Välkommen to the tiny town of Lindsborg, Kansas, nicknamed, “Little Sweden.” Every few years, my husband and I enjoy staying at the Swedish Country Inn. We return because the inn holds charm for us, as does the town and its residents. We first stayed there about twenty years ago when the inn was newly decorated … More Little Sweden

Orphan Train

Would you send your seven-year-old out on the streets to live? Or expect him to earn a living for your family? In 1852 the New York City Police Chief estimated 30,000 abandoned children roamed the streets—mainly children of immigrants. The city didn’t have the resources or infrastructure to deal with the growing problem. Little work … More Orphan Train

National Park Service Centennial

Happy birthday to our National Park Service! Our National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. We’re all invited to the party. You don’t have to wait until the 25th to celebrate. You can participate right now by visiting a national park near you. Here’s a link to centennial information: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm Click on this … More National Park Service Centennial