A Historical Analysis of Disney- Pt. 1: Walt

The man behind the mouse, Walt Disney, was born in the Chicago area in 1901. His full name was Walter Elias Disney, which is where the namesake animated robot, WALL-E, gets his name for- obviously- Walter Elias. He spent his formative youth in Marceline, Missouri, which inspired the layout of Main Street U.S.A. in the … Continue reading A Historical Analysis of Disney- Pt. 1: Walt

Fort Worth Side Trip: National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Housed in an Art Deco museum with gaping, gleaming halls, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame is a great place to learn about the West's pioneering history and the women who helped create its legacy. There are two stories of memorabilia, fabrics, and plaques that demonstrate the taming of the frontier.   The lower level … Continue reading Fort Worth Side Trip: National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Operation Yucatan: Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley, an hour's drive west of New Orleans, is the most famous of the river plantations along the Mississippi River. Opened in the early nineteenth century, Oak Alley was a thriving sugar plantation with a huge number of slaves who lived on the property. Oak Alley is an expansive plantation, with gardens, reconstructed slave … Continue reading Operation Yucatan: Oak Alley Plantation

Operation Yucatan: The Art Gallery Aboard the Norwegian Breakaway

The Norwegian Breakaway has daily art auctions within its comedy club, which by day is converted into a full-blown auction hall with numerous works of art provided by Park West Galleries. Here you can view and possibly purchase various pieces including those by Thomas Kincaid, Andrew Bone, and others. There was even a small sketch … Continue reading Operation Yucatan: The Art Gallery Aboard the Norwegian Breakaway