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

Fort Worth Side Trip: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located outside of downtown Fort Worth, in its renowned cultural district. Here, you can tour collections full of American artworks from the Old West to the modern era. It has an impressive collection of Western memorabilia, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. I came … Continue reading Fort Worth Side Trip: Amon Carter Museum of American Art