Historic Covered Bridges: Visits to the Watson Mill Bridge State Park and Stovall Mill Bridge

During my Northeast Georgia Road Trip, I visited two of Georgia’s historic covered bridges: The Watson Mill Bridge at Watson Mill Bridge State Park near Comer in Madison County and the Stovall Mill Bridge in Sautee Nacoochee in White County. I visited the Watson Mill Bridge on my way to Northeast Georgia on Monday, 6… Read More Historic Covered Bridges: Visits to the Watson Mill Bridge State Park and Stovall Mill Bridge

Apollo 16, Vintage Amateur Radio, a Walk Along the Congaree River, and a Visit to the Zoo – Columbia, SC Road Trip Radio Report; 10/11 April 2022

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon and South Carolinian Charlie Duke’s walk on the moon with an exhibit and planetarium presentation about the mission, so I took a road trip up US-321 to Columbia to see it on Sunday. Instead of coming back… Read More Apollo 16, Vintage Amateur Radio, a Walk Along the Congaree River, and a Visit to the Zoo – Columbia, SC Road Trip Radio Report; 10/11 April 2022

Middleton Place – More Than Just Gardens and a Stately House

Middleton Place, a Colonial and Antebellum plantation near Charleston, SC on SC Highway 61 is now a National Historic Landmark District. It features the oldest landscaped gardens in the United States, a house that now serves as a museum, and a stable yard and workshops. Middleton Place aims to tell not just the story of… Read More Middleton Place – More Than Just Gardens and a Stately House

A Visit to Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville, SC

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is located off of SC State Highway 642 near Summerville, SC. The park is comprised of part of what was once the Colonial town of Dorchester and features what remains of the town’s Parish Church and cemetery, a fort and powder magazine, and lots where some of the town’s homes… Read More A Visit to Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville, SC

Drayton Hall: A Lowcountry Survivor and Window Into Lowcountry South Carolina History

I never expected to be moved by a mansion, but that’s exactly what happened when I visited Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC. I’m not all that interested in architecture and I don’t exactly hold the southern plantation elites in high esteem, but I was moved by this mansion that was built in the middle of… Read More Drayton Hall: A Lowcountry Survivor and Window Into Lowcountry South Carolina History

Colonial Lowcountry Road Trip Radio Report; 20/21 March 2022

On Sunday and Monday, I took a road trip to the South Carolina Lowcountry near Charleston to learn more about the Colonial history of Lowcountry South Carolina and visit three Colonial historic sites: Drayton Hall, Colonial Dorchester, and Middleton Place. Drayton Hall is an 18th Century plantation along the Ashley River in Charleston County; it’s… Read More Colonial Lowcountry Road Trip Radio Report; 20/21 March 2022

Space Coast Mini Road Trip Radio Report; 13-15 February 2022

Earlier this week, I took my parents down to the Space Coast to visit the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore for their anniversary. Since this was a family trip, there wasn’t as much time for radio as there was on the January Space Coast Road Trip, but things were still productive… Read More Space Coast Mini Road Trip Radio Report; 13-15 February 2022

A Visit to the American Space Museum & Walk of Fame; 13 January 2022

During my Space Coast Road Trip this year and last year, I visited the American Space Museum & Walk of Fame in downtown Titusville. It’s a wonderful museum that focuses on the history of the space program at both Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. They have a lot of interesting exhibits… Read More A Visit to the American Space Museum & Walk of Fame; 13 January 2022

A Visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex and Seeing the Apollo/Saturn V Center for the First Time

When I visited the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex last year, they weren’t running the buses from the Visitors Complex to the Apollo/Saturn V Center due to Covid-19 restrictions. One of the reasons I returned to the Space Coast this year was to see the Apollo/Saturn V Center now that they’ve resumed the buses. I… Read More A Visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex and Seeing the Apollo/Saturn V Center for the First Time