Category Archives: Historic Buildings

Academy Chapel

I went on Academy grounds today with my department to see a movie on engineering in the Planetarium. The movie was designed to interest kids (especially girls) in engineering as a career and really had no other theme. It also … Continue reading

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Dachau Concentration Camp

Lindy and Andrew had been wanting to visit Dachau, and although we knew it would be sobering, we were also interested. The memorial, which feels huge, only covers maybe a quarter of the war-period footprint. The rectangle in the far … Continue reading

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Hohenzollern Castle

One of Lindy’s favorite places to visit in Germany has been Hohenzollern Castle, about 45 minutes due south of her and Andrew’s apartment. And of course, on a tour of Europe, you have to visit a castle so she he … Continue reading

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Strasbourg Cathedral

On Monday morning, Andrew and Lindy took us to Strasbourg. We crossed into France halfway across the bridge over the Rhine River. There was no customs station, and in fact no border presence at all except for a small sign … Continue reading

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To Switzerland We Go

We wasted no time before setting off on our next adventure. After a Lindy made us breakfast of bacon, eggs, and (amazing) fresh fruit, we headed out. Leia knew were leaving and wasn’t happy about it. (Lindy had a friend … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman Birthplace Historic Site

When we were in Independence, I discovered a brochure for Truman’s birthplace. It happened to be right along our route to Arkansas, in the tiny town of Lamar, Missouri. Truman was born in the downstairs bedroom of this tiny house … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Because we went to Wamego to see the Oz Museum, it made the most sense to head to Arkansas via Kansas City. We spent the night in Belton, Missouri. Sally hadn’t been with me when I visited Truman’s home in … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Boyhood Home

We spent a week at Devil’s Den State Park with family and Nate. We took parts of three days to get there so we could see the attractions of Kansas. Our first stop was the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library … Continue reading

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