Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Our friend Brian wanted to see at least one Civil War battlefield on our trip. Given that we were coming down the Mississippi there were quite a few to choose from…but if you only have time to see one, the choice is obvious: Vicksburg. Which was just as important a

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Adios, Chicago!

At least for now. Thanx for giving us such great weather! We spent the last couple of days in Chicago visiting the Art Institute, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Chicago History Museum. We’d been to the Institute last Fall but it’s so big and diverse it’s always worth a

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