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

Indianapolis Side Trip: Indianapolis Children’s Museum

The outside of this museum literally has a dinosaur with a long neck sticking its head through the ceiling; the interiors are equally great. In the main atrium of the Indianapolis Children's Museum, the largest one in the world, is a massive multistory glass statue named "Fireworks of Glass." Four stories tall, it brims with … Continue reading Indianapolis Side Trip: Indianapolis Children’s Museum