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

Kenmore House Video is Up!

Kenmore House Hey everyone!  The Kenmore House is up on YouTube!  I took enough footage for several videos, but we’ll start with this one. Since Kenmore doesn’t allow photo or video inside, this video is only of the exterior areas. 

Heritage Park video is up!

Heritage Park, Old Town San Diego If you have ever driven through Old Town in San Diego, California, no doubt you have seen the beautiful Victorian Houses that sit on the hillside.  But did you know that you can actually

The Beginnings of Chatham Manor

The Beginnings of Chatham Manor Before Virginia became a state, and even before the American Revolution, there was Chatham Manor.  Built between 1768 and 1771 by William Fitzhugh,  Chatham was named for the 1st Earl of Chatham, William Pitt.  Pitt

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

An Afternoon in Little Italy San Diego

What to do in San Diego? When you have an afternoon to yourself and the sun is shining beautifully, you do what any common sense person would do…. You head to Little Italy San Diego!  Over the past few months

Green Animals Topiary Garden Video Is Up!

Green Animals Topiary Garden Hey everyone! The Green Animals video is up on YouTube!  I took enough footage for several videos, but we’ll start with this one.  The Topiary Garden has been one of my favorite places to visit and