Jelly Beans – A Flavor For Everyone

Elizabeth, our conductor, is standing proud, smiling, and wearing an old train uniform from days past that touches the heart of my inner-child. “You can sit anywhere you want,” she says greeting everyone in our group. Stepping on the light blue colored section of the train, I don the paper hat given to me, clip the…

A Unique Castle in the U.S. Midwest

One thing a traveler won’t see is a moat surrounding this castle. The cool windy air blows the flags in a northerly direction as the ‘KEEP’ casts a shadow down on the entrance. Two black chains attached above and on either side of the main entryway curve down to meet the top of the drawbridge.…

The Civil War Museum

For a brief second, the room went dark and quiet. Gunfire started popping above me. From my peripheral vision I saw rifles take aim then fire across the battlefield. Explosions of cannon fire found my backside, and as I caught my bearings, a soldier pointed his musket in my direction. With a loud crack, smoke…