Thursday, January 23, 2020

US Gulf and South Atlantic City Breaks

New Orleans Mobile Savannah Charleston Ashville and Charlotte
The original settlement of New Orleans and the oldest neighborhood in the city is Vieux Carre, better known as the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, the location continues to be a valuable site for trade due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River. The district is a National Historic Landmark and is bordered by popular streets, such as Canal, Decatur and Rampart Streets and Esplanade Avenue. The French Quarter boasts cultural contributions from the French, Spanish, Italians, Africans, Irish and others as demonstrated by the development of New Orleans as a global port. 

Mobile Alabama is located at the head of Mobile Bay and the Central Gulf Coast. Mobile was founded by the French in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, Britain and Spain; it became a part of the United States of America in 1813. 

Savannah was founded in 1733 on the Savannah River, it became the colonial capital and later the first state capital of Georgia. Its port was of strategic importance during both the American Revolution and the Civil War. 

Charleston was founded in 1670, Charleston is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel pre-Civil-War-era houses, particularly in the bustling French Quarter and Battery areas. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a Federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water. 

Charlotte is named in honor of King George III of Britain’s consort. It is a city with 199 neighborhoods and many nicknames, including: the famed Hornet’s Nest derived from the American Revolution, The QC, Crown Town, Home of NASCAR, Gem of the South, CLT, Bank Town, Char-Town and City of Trees.

Asheville has a fascinating past; experience a walking itinerary that commemorates the city’s most significant cultural, educational, social and architecture stories; a museum without walls. Urban Farm and Mountain Trails Gourmet Cuisine Public Art Music Heritage and a Bohemian Culture.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Aberdeen Mississippi

A Colorful History Architecture and Southern Hospitality

Aberdeen is located on the banks of the Tombigbee River; in the 19th century it was one of the busiest ports on the Mississippi. Today Aberdeen retains many historic structures from this period, with over 200 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Aberdeen Lock and Dam forms Aberdeen Lake, a popular recreational area and part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway system. 

History the first Europeans reached this part of the American South in 1540 as part of the Hernando Desoto Expedition. Aberdeen was first settled in 1834 and chartered as a town in 1837 when it became a thriving cotton port.
Aberdeen is ideally located to visit the cities of the American South and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway links it with the Tennessee River and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Aberdeen is Located on the Tombigbee River and Near Prairie Land Ideal for Cotton Farming

Southern Hospitality as a historic port city, Aberdeen is accustomed to hosting travelers and sharing access to the area's recreational treasures, festivals and parades, shopping, hunting, fishing, hiking and golfing. The city’s local cultural scene includes the theater, antebellum mansions and one of the best libraries in Mississippi.
Historic Architecture Aberdeen homes feature a variety of architectural styles such as stained and leaded glass windows, towers, bays and brackets and outstanding examples of almost every period and style of Southern architecture; antebellum cottages and mansions, ornate Victorians, turn-of-the-century neoclassical homes and substantial bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s.

Aberdeen Lake Marina is conveniently located for boaters to enjoy cruising the Tenn-Tom Waterway and Aberdeen Lock and Dam. The Blue Bluff Recreation Area is one of the most scenic recreation areas on the waterway with both a campground and day-use area. The area is named for the beautiful clay and limestone cliffs that border the park on the eastern side. The bluff rises 80 feet above the water and provides a lofty view of the lake and nearby lock and dam.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Discover Oklahoma City

unassigned lands urban renaissance oil discovery historic districts and museums
A little over a century ago, Oklahoma City was a grass and timber land of gently rolling hills flattening out into prairie. Today, it sprawls across 625 square miles of America's heartland and a population of over a million. During the 1800s, the U.S. government forcibly relocated Indian tribes from all over the country into the area known as Oklahoma Territory. There was one parcel of land that was never given over to any tribe.
The Unassigned Lands in the 1880s, many frontier Americans wanted to move into this land; landless pioneers began slipping over into this area without authorization. The Boomers were trying to force the government into opening the territory up to homesteaders. In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation that opened-up the Unassigned Lands and about 50,000 homesteaders gathered at the boundaries with some people, known as the Sooners, sneaking over at night to stake out prime land. At noon, the cannon roared, and the hordes of people streamed over the line on wagons and buckboards, horseback, on foot and even on bicycles. Soon, nearly 10,000 people had staked out claims near the Oklahoma Station and what today is Oklahoma City.

Statehood came for Oklahoma in 1907. Oklahoma City was a center of commerce, attracting a number of packing plants in was then known as Packing Town. In 1910, the state capitol moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City with the Lee-Huckins hotel as temporary capitol building. The new state capitol was dedicated in 1917.

Oil Discovery in 1928, oil was discovered, creating the city's most important financial resource and making Oklahoma City the world's newest boom town. Oil continues to be one the most important players in the city's economy.
Historic Districts Oklahoma City's unique past and bright future can be experienced through its many distinct districts. Check out what to eat, enjoy and experience in each eclectic district.
Adventure family-friendly adventures when visiting Oklahoma City.
Asian an influx of Vietnamese immigrants in the 1970s transformed the area surrounding Northwest 23rd Street and Classen Boulevard into a vibrant enclave of Asian culture.
Automobile Alley is just north of downtown in what used to be the primary location for the city's car dealerships; now it is home to some of OKC's best local dining, specialty shops and more.
Boathouse whether you want to train like an Olympian or just burn off some energy, the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is a hotspot for outdoor recreation.
Bricktown once a busy warehouse area, now it’s the city’s hottest entertainment and dining district.
The Classen Curve district in northwest Oklahoma City is the place to dine, shop and play.
The Deep Deuce district of Oklahoma City is small but carries tremendous historical significance as a center for jazz music and African-American culture.
Film Row the city's preserved film distribution district has been reborn as a creative hub on the western edge of downtown.
Midtown's mix of local restaurants, neighborhood pubs, unique shops and historic homes make it a great place to experience the best of OKC's recent urban renaissance.
The Paseo Arts district is known for its eclectic art galleries (many attached to working artists' studios) and shops, as well as its cuisine and nightlife.

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight. Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”
Plaza is trendy, gritty and a lot of fun. If you're the sort that likes to check out the hip and happening, you'll find it in the Plaza District.
Stockyard City is home to shops specializing in all things western; here, you can outfit an entire ranch or just find a new pair of boots and enjoy a great steak in Stockyard City.
The Western Avenue district boasts an eclectic mix of local restaurants and bars, retail shops and boutiques, antique and furniture stores and fine art galleries.
Uptown is home to one of the latest neighborhood revitalizations in OKC. Anchored by the historic Tower Theater, you'll find great locally-owned restaurants and bars, as well as fun boutiques.


National Cowboy & Western Heritage features one of the most comprehensive collections of Western art in the world, the museum depicts the rugged spirit and rich influences of cowboy culture.
Oklahoma City National Memorial pays tribute to those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.
Entertainment and Dining District stroll along the mile-long Bricktown Canal or cruise on a Water Taxi and enjoy a narrated tour of the district.
The Oklahoma History Center is home to over 2,000 artifacts that tell the stories of Oklahoma and its people, the center features a new special exhibit each year.