Kinsman Ridge Trail, Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

I learned from a friend that there is a 4000 Footer Club in New Hampshire. There are 48 total 4000 footer peaks and our first one was the Cannon Mountain summit (4,080-foot) via the Kinsman Ridge Trail. Cannon Mountain is a year round destination offering a ski resort in the winter and aerial tramway rides … More Kinsman Ridge Trail, Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

Original Native Alaskan Name for America’s Highest Peak Restored, Denali

I had the pleasure of attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks after I graduated from high school. I majored in Social Work and minored in Justice; I was in the Class of 1994. I am a proud Nanook Alumni. It was especially satisfying to learn that the White House restored Denali’s original Native Alaskan name. … More Original Native Alaskan Name for America’s Highest Peak Restored, Denali

Inside the Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York

Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site “All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River” FDR This quote captures FDR’s connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit … More Inside the Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York

Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts

America’s self-image is founded in part on the nation’s rapid rise to industrial preeminence by World War I. While there is no single birthplace of industry, Lowell’s planned textile mill city, in scale, technological innovation, and development of an urban working class, marked the beginning of the industrial transformation of America. Visitors can see today … More Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee

Andrew Johnson chose to be buried atop this hill, then known as “Signal Hill,” which he owned. His family members continued to be buried here in the family plot until his great-granddaughter’s interment in 1992. The cemetery became part of the Andrew Johnson National Monument in 1942. (National Park Service) When I die, I want … More Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee