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

Operation Yucatan: The Art Collection At the Windsor Court Hotel

The Windsor Court Hotel, which we acquired through a great stroke of luck on Hotwire, has comfortable lodgings. Located just southwest of the French Quarter and within walking distance of Bourbon Street, it is not only known for its lovely restaurant, the Grill Room, but its fascinating art collection, valued at some $8 million dollars. … Continue reading Operation Yucatan: The Art Collection At the Windsor Court Hotel