Mission San Diego de Alcala – the First Mission in Alta California

Mission San Diego de Alcala Mission San Diego de Alcala stands on one of the oldest sites of Spanish occupation in California.  During the majority of the Spanish occupation of Mexico (1521-1821), there wasn’t much effort made by the Spanish

Free Things to Do in Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia! One of the difficult things about adventuring, is that sometimes it costs money.  Well, this article is going to cover some free things to do in Richmond, VA. The only cost, is time.  You will probably be able

Gold in Virginia- It’s Not Just a California Thing

Eureka! Gold in Virginia Until recently, I always believed that California was the end all be all in gold production for the United States.  I never imagined that there would be gold in Virginia.  In school, history class was ripe

Going Back To Cali….

Here we go again… I’m feeling the deja vu.  It seems like I just made this trip a few months ago.  In actuality it’s been almost 2 years.  2 years!  I guess it’s true that time flies when you’re having

Green Animals Topiary Garden in Rhode Island

Green Animals? The name can be a little confusing if you’ve never been to a topiary garden, or if you have no idea what a topiary garden even is.  Are there going to be animals there? Are they green? Is it