Archive for the ‘WISH Team Travel’ Category

To Monterey for Anna’s 40th

Posted by: Joe on: December 29, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by: Joe on: May 25, 2015

I took this picture during Memorial Day weekend in 2011. We were visiting the Chattanooga National Cemetery as part of our Civil War study. Andrew’s Raiders are buried here. As Clark and Cole were playing out in this field I asked them both to turn and look at the flag. Clark saw the flag flying […]

During the first week of May we visited the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL to see the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the funeral procession just as it proceeded through Springfield and past Lincoln’s home in the center of town.    

Perfect North

Posted by: Joe on: March 5, 2015

As I write this post, I am watching one of the very rare “heavy” snows that we get in Middle Tennessee. And heavy snow means something slightly different to the folks north of TN. The WISH Team recently enjoyed a first-time experience in the snow. As part of our celebration of Christmas each year, we […]

Africa!

Posted by: Joe on: September 13, 2014

We recently traveled to Tanzania to visit some dear friends and it was a wonderful trip that we will likely never forget.   We also spent time in the Serengeti.   And on our way home, we stopped over in London to see the sights.

July 4th

Posted by: Joe on: July 13, 2014

Usually we need shorts and a t-shirt for the 4th of July but this year we dug out our jackets to combat the high 60s we woke up to that morning in Ohio. Our American celebration started at a local small town parade in Bellville, Ohio. We waved at the local childrenas they marched, danced, […]

On Tuesday, June 17th, we toured the TN Governor’s Mansion with a group of friends.     The residence was built in 1929 by the Wills family. Memories of the Wills family remain with a ‘W’ in some of the light fixtures and ‘W’ on the door knockers.   The State of Tennessee purchased the […]

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park

Posted by: Joe on: May 27, 2014

In 2011 when we started homeschooling we decided to discover Tennessee and learn about its history. We had a great time touring the major cities in our great state. It’s three years later and we’re back on the road discovering Tennessee. This time we’ve taken to the back roads! We chose to start off our […]

Symbol of Freedom

Posted by: Joe on: September 7, 2013

    There were several highlights from our recent trip but there’s one small moment that was especially meaningful. Standing on the porch at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, overlooking the beautiful Potomac River we saw a large Bald Eagle soaring along the river. It was a moment that lasted no more than 45 seconds […]

Changing of The Guard

Posted by: Joe on: September 7, 2013

I watched this ceremony as a child, but it was very cool to see it again. I had forgotten the hike from the Visitor’s Center up the hill to the Tomb.  


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