As a teenager living in Europe, I had an opportunity to learn about World War II firsthand, from a tour of Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam to standing among thousands of white crosses overlooking the beaches of Normandy.  But the most human experience of all was visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany where […]

Politics and parties aside, visiting all of the Presidential Libraries is on my Photo Bucket List, so we had to make the Carter Presidential Library & Museum part of our trip to Atlanta.  In a tradition started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, beginning with President Herbert Hoover, there are currently 13 Presidential Libraries.  Three down, ten to […]

Bringing my photos from Zoo Atlanta in for a landing, here is one last post.  Yes, I could have included them in my Zoo Atlanta Review post, but there were already a lot of other photos in that post.  Plus, how could a girl currently trapped living in Kansas miss an opportunity to leverage a Wizard of […]

In the wild, gorillas live in groups called troops or bands.  The troop is led by a dominant male gorilla, a silverback, who is easily identified by a silver strip of fur down his back.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good shot of the silverback in the main exhibit at Zoo Atlanta, but I did […]

When we began planning our 3 1/2 day trip to Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium was at the very top of our “must see” list.  After visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium (as recently as last summer) and the Shedd Aquarium (although it’s been a few years), we just had to see the largest aquarium in the western […]