History

The Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center

We decided to take a few hours to get a look at the history of our new home of Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay History Center is three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space by the water in downtown Tampa covering 12,000 years of Florida history. The museum includes a branch of the Hillsborough County […]

The New GEM of Cairo

The New GEM of Cairo

I’ve always said that one of the most amazing experiences of my life was standing under the Great Pyramid in the burial chamber and contemplating the mass sitting over my head. The trip we took to Egypt is simply one of my proudest travel moments. The Pyramids were great but the treasures were long since […]

The Land of Make Believe, Music Legends, and Lunar Landings

The Land of Make Believe, Music Legends, and Lunar Landings

If you grew up in the U.S. in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, the chances that the public television show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” was part of your childhood. The host of this iconic children’s show was Fred Rogers, a man who used his gentle voice to teach us about friendship, diversity, growing up, loss, music, […]

The Morrison-Clark Hotel, Washington, DC

The Morrison-Clark Hotel, Washington, DC

The Morrison House was originally built in 1864 by a wealthy DC merchant named David Morrison who made his money during the Civil War by selling feed and flour to the Union Army. The Clark House, built by Ruben B. Clark, was also built in 1864. Clark made his fortune through investments, owning a grocery, […]

Take A Seat, Dad

Take A Seat, Dad

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, known as RFK Stadium and originally District of Columbia Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Washington, DC. The stadium is located on the exact axis of East Capitol Street, which means that from the top of the stadium you can see the US Capitol and the Washington Monument lined up perfectly to the […]

Gateway Clipper

Gateway Clipper

We took the time this past Saturday to do another one of those things in Pittsburgh we keep saying we’re going to do but haven’t done yet, going for a sail on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. We see the large riverboats steam past us out our window almost every day, especially once the weather gets […]

Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping, Slipping (Julian Calendar Problems)

Christos Anesti (Christ Has Risen) is the traditional Easter greeting in the Greek Orthodox Church. You may wonder why are we writing about Easter a week late, but we aren’t — at least for the Orthodox Christians in the world who use the Julian calendar for the dates of all their holy days. What is […]