After a long drive through rural Virginia, I found myself stepping into a place that I knew well—but which didn’t really exist. It was a fascinating juxtaposition, but (as usual) I’ve gotten way ahead of myself.
Spring is a perfect time for touring, and Virginia is a great place to tour. Moreover, a Mercedes-Benz SL550 provides an exciting way to move from one interesting site to another. May 28-29 found me driving a large circle around Charlottesville in search of history, scenery, and great driving roads.
Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman is best known for his brilliant military strategies and his infamous “March to the Continue Reading
No one in their right mind from the Baltimore area up to Cape Cod. Slogging up the New Jersey Turnpike, laboring through or around New York City, and then potholing your way across Connecticut is nobody’s idea of fun. But Continue Reading
After my initial outing to Delaware in search of history and scenery, I was pumped to return and complete my route. And I was hoping to jump on foot from Maryland, across Pennsylvania, and into Delaware. I’ve been to known to exaggerate on occasion, but this is not one of those times. Read on!
So what could be better than hopping into an outstanding car and driving in search of scenic beauty, history, and fascinating (and often true) stories? How about old mansions (abandoned and not), or a place called the “Midnight Thicket,” or the woman who helped the greatest abolitionist of all time? It was all there, just waiting for me.
My 2021 New Year’s resolution was to make more driving tours this year. Accordingly, I set off on January 23 Continue Reading
Having purchased a new Mercedes-Benz SL550 in September, it seemed fitting to use it to seek out Fall Colors in Pennsylvania and Maryland. From Gettysburg to Boonesboro, I found a lot of them—and also a generous helping of interesting history along the way.