Operation Yucatan: A Stop in Belize City

Our gateway into Belize was Belize City, the country's main port and major city. Situated where Haulover Creek runs into the Caribbean Sea, the British established a colony, known as British Honduras. In 1981, it declared independence from the British, and nowadays it is known as the only English-speaking country in Central America. All the … Continue reading Operation Yucatan: A Stop in Belize City

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