Pikes Peak, Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

America’s patriotic song of “America the Beautiful” was originated as a poem inspired by Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is 10 miles (16 km) west of Colorado Springs with 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) in elevation. It is called America’s mountain, the icon of American west. Katherine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In the summer … Continue reading Pikes Peak, Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

Art Work at Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego is the location of the first European settlement in California. It provides advantages of Mexican heritage, historical sites, colorful shops and delicious restaurants. Old Town San Diego Historic Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a very large wall painting in the center of the old town I really enjoyed. A lady working there told me … Continue reading Art Work at Old Town San Diego

Classic Auto on Display – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

If you love antique automobiles, Harold Warp Pioneer Village in Nebraska is the right place to go. It has 350 antique cars, 17 flying machines, 100 antique tractors, all displayed in chronological order of development. According to their web site it’s the largest private collection of Americana. There are signs with each model of transportation, vehicles and other items. These signs were written by museum’s … Continue reading Classic Auto on Display – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

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

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