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Museum of Death

I’m told that the Museum of Death attracts some really interesting people. I’m sure it does. Fans of death can be rather bizarre individuals. The museum focuses on all elements of death: murders, serial killers, how to embalm a body,… Continue Reading →

L. Ron Hubbard Life Museum

“He who would look forward into time cannot but shudder at the prospect of the future. But I have lived through yesterday. I am living through today. Why should I fear to live through tomorrow?” L. Ron Hubbard For this… Continue Reading →

Hollywood Museum

There’s a lot of crap on Hollywood Boulevard. Lot’s of shops that sell cheap tchotchke for breathtakingly high prices, museums that close as quickly as they open, cheap dive bars and restaurants that sell themselves based on their location on… Continue Reading →

Heroes and Martyrs

Generally, I don’t like to visit military type museums… the glorification of war and violence isn’t something I find particularly interesting. Though I will say that war defines nations, peoples, and brings about progress and innovation at a fast pace…. Continue Reading →

Museo de Oro

Colombia is the mythical land of El Dorado, known to colonial European powers as the home of El Rey Dorado, the golden king of the Muisca people who covered his body with gold during his coronation and lived in a… Continue Reading →

MLK and the King Center

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” There’s hardly a person alive who hasn’t heard of Martin Luther King… Continue Reading →

Sutter’s Fort

We’ve seen that the Spanish settled in California… followed closely by the Russians… and how other colonial nations arrived to hunt for animal pelts… but the one thing I didn’t touch upon was the arrival of the Swiss. Yes. The… Continue Reading →

Return to Los Alcatraces

During my last visit to Alcatraz, I meandered the prison, did the audio tour, wandered the nature trail and looked at the birds. It took a few hours and I thought I had explored the whole island. Boy was I… Continue Reading →

Charles Schulz Museum

Just like with Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, you’d have to have lived under a rock for the last 50-years to not know Charles Schulz and the Peanuts. In fact, both cartoonists have very similar early lives. Both were born… Continue Reading →

The Meux Home

Located at the intersection of R and Tulare Streets, this Victorian house was built on land once considered the outskirts of a newly incorporated town named Fresno. The house was built and owned by Dr. Thomas Richard Meux, an army… Continue Reading →

Walt Disney Family Museum

Nestled in the heart of Presidio Park is one of the area’s more popular attractions: the Walt Disney Family Museum. We arrived at the park quite early in the morning (10am, which is considered early for SF) and there was… Continue Reading →

Memorial Day on the U.S.S. Hornet

Memorial Day in the United States (May 26th) is similar to Canada’s Remembrance Day where people take the time to remember those who died during war. But unlike Canada’s holiday, which started after World War I, the U.S. version dates… Continue Reading →

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