Our entire family loves road trips that explore history and nature. In 2018 we decided to explore Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands over spring break. The Laurel Highlands are a beautiful mountainous area in western Pennsylvania not far from Pittsburgh.This area is full of fascinating history and gorgeous scenery–from the waterfalls of Ohiopyle State Park and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the resilient city of Johnstown.
In Part One of this 2 part blog series, we’ll explore Ohiopyle State Park, Fallingwater, and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. In Part Two, we’ll check out the city of Johnstown and the Johnstown Flood National Memorial. … More Travel: Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Part One
In my first blog post of this year, I alluded to 2018 being challenging. One reason was the sudden loss of my friend, mentor, and second father, Vernon Turner. I’m so glad that I got to visit with him this past summer for what I didn’t know would be the last time. We shared breakfast … More Teach: What a Teacher Leaves Behind
Seems like for everyone I know, including me, 2018 was a rollercoaster of a year. I can personally say that some parts were incredibly fun and filled with euphoria…other parts which I would prefer to move on and learn from were…let’s just say…challenging. But as Hunter S. Thompson said, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” … More Travel: Highlights of Where We Went 2018
Cheese tastings! Lavender farm tours! Spooky bonfire stories! Edgar Allen Poe day trip! Ghosts walking tour! International film and food! Fill your fall with fun: road trips and delicious classes through Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop, Frederick Community College, and Soleado Lavender Farm! There will also be a Ghosts of Poolesville walking tour. I’m going to be … More Teach: Fill Your Fall with Fun
Enjoy the history, beauty, and hidden mysteries of the area with the Haunted Poolesville podcast. … More Teach: Haunted Poolesville Podcast
Have you heard of the C&O Canal‘s overnight stay program, Canal Quarters? Historic lockhouses along the canal have been renovated to reflect a specific time period. Having spent plenty of time on and near the canal having various sorts of fun, I was super excited to take my family for a night at Lockhouse 10. … More Travel: C&O Canal Lockhouse 10 Overnight
I have some upcoming events at the gorgeous Soleado Lavender Farm near Sugarloaf Mountain: an interactive talk about lavender and humanity and bonfire storytelling about monsters and mysteries of Maryland. Please share widely and come out and see me! Here’s a PDF of the flier if you’d like to print it or share it: Lavenderflier.2018.FINAL What … More Teach: Upcoming Events at Soleado Lavender Farm