From Sod House to the Modern World – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

Harold Warp Pioneer Village, a non-profit foundation museum at Nebraska, not only just for the pioneer time of American history, it covers from 1830 to present, on 28 buildings on 20 acres, more than 50,000 items from every field of human endeavor (the largest collection of historically arranged antique cars in USA et al). Harold Warp (December 21, 1903 – April 8, 1994) was a … Continue reading From Sod House to the Modern World – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

Audiobook App Experience

I love books. But sadly, I had a very limited book reading in the past several years. After 8 hours work, cooking, cleaning and internet browsing, I just don’t have much time left for reading books. Luckily, the audiobook apps have prompted my book reading. My favorite books are classic novels and mystery fictions. I have used different audiobook apps to help me. There are … Continue reading Audiobook App Experience

National WWI Museum and Memorial

If you visit Kansas City, there is a must visit site: National WWI Museum and Memorial. Started in 1920 with the name of Liberty Memorial Museum, this WWI museum is one of the largest Great War collections in the world and one of the top 5 museums in the country-more than 330,000 items strong. At the entry of the museum, below the Paul Sunderland Bridge … Continue reading National WWI Museum and Memorial

Lavoisier & French Revolution

Antoine Lavoisier (26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794), a French nobleman and chemist, has been widely considered as the “father of modern chemistry”. Lavoisier was central to the 18th-century chemical revolution, which transited from alchemy to modern chemistry. Why Lavoisier was considered as the father of modern chemistry? Antoine Lavoisier determined that oxygen was a key substance in combustion and respiration. He discovered that water … Continue reading Lavoisier & French Revolution

Budweiser Brewery & Clydesdale Experience

We went to St Louis Budweiser Brewery tour after Christmas holiday in 2019. It was a fun and fascinating tour. Besides the Budweiser brewery, we saw the famous Clydesdale horses and also tasted the fresh Bud light! Right now the tour has been stopped due to the COVID-19, sadly. In 1852, the St Louis Brewery (Anheuser-Busch) was founded. The St Louis site has been the … Continue reading Budweiser Brewery & Clydesdale Experience

Experience of Volcanoes

Volcano always sounds scary. I had accessed two volcano areas, Yellowstone National Park & Kilauea of Hawaii, plus another one virtual experience, Pompeii, Italy. We visited Kilauea located in the Big Island of Hawaii in 2016. The visitor centre has a wealth of information on the Volcano area, including trails that are open and closed. When we walked on the trails, I felt the heat … Continue reading Experience of Volcanoes

Tips of IPhone Photography

Now more than ever people are taking pictures by their smartphones rather than carrying cameras, even during their vacation time. Smartphones are much more convenient and have good quality because of high technology. I like to share some tips for iPhone photography, and hope you find them helpful. (1) Camera Settings: Grid You can turn on the Grid for better composition. If you don’t use … Continue reading Tips of IPhone Photography