JR's Wild West: Washita Massacre

Luckily my trip to visit family for Thanksgiving last fall that took me to see The Dalton Gang Hideout also took me by some other Old West sites I had been wanting to see.   428 more words

Actual News

Heritage Spotlight: Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall
William Stewart/Tran Dieu Associates
66 King St E
Completed: 1888/2008

It’s enamel white; it’s delightfully detailed; it’s in Gore Park, and it’s a National Historic Site. 241 more words


Kejimkujik National Park: Day One

Kejimkujik National Park. Oh my. I don’t even know where to start in all honesty. I had never heard of this park before, had no clue it existed until I bought the National Geographic guide to National Parks in Canada. 933 more words

Parks Canada: Halifax Citadel

The Citadel in Halifax was first established in 1749 to counterbalance the Fortress at Louisbourg which we visited earlier on. It was also home to 78th (Highlanders) Regiment on Foot from 1869-1871 and this area that Parks Canada concentrate on with re-enactments, people in period costumes, a Pipe Band all re-enacting life in 1869.  280 more words

Baddeck & Parks Canada: Alexander Graham Bell Museum

Our last day in Cape Breton was a rather damp start; it had rained fairly heavily the night before and our tent was a little wet to say the least, but only on the outside. 761 more words

The Ghosts of St. Joseph Island’s Past

In 1814, Fort St. Joseph was burned to the ground by American soldiers from Detroit, Michigan. Today, the remnants of large stone and wooden buildings and hollowed fortresses stand as the only reminder of the significance of the trading post which lay strategically positioned on the edge of Upper Canada. 1,017 more words

Northern Ontario

Meet Me in St. Louis

We arrived in St. Louis and checked ourselves into the Magnolia Hotel, a beautiful hotel in the downtown area of the city. After being on the road all day (and driving in some pretty nerve-racking weather) we decided to simply grab dinner before settling in for a good night’s sleep so we could hit the town fresh the next day. 525 more words

On The Road