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Looking back at Dr Pepper, the Little House and London Calling

I love poking around in my archive attic, especially with this blog’s 4th Anniversary coming up in February 2010…. A year ago on the Family Travel Guide, we had fun talking about: ***  Sugar overload at the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, TX ***  Nautical fun in Norfolk, VA *** […]


What Lies Beneath? Intriguing Cold War online exhibit from Britain’s Imperial War Museum

A recent letter from one of my readers led me to a terrific “online exhibition” about British experiences in the Cold War – it is very well done and would be suitable for tweens and teens, whether they’re on a trip to the UK or not…. From reader Tom: “Hi […]


Photo of the Week: rather massive brownies at Rather Sweet Bakery

I know, it’s food overload this time of year, but how can you miss when it’s slab-sized brownies? These are from the Rather Sweet Bakery in German-tinged Fredericksburg, Texas. It’s tucked behind the historic building where Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz was born, just off of Main Street and down the […]