Friday, January 18, 2013

Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson

For a while, I've been wanting to go to Brunswick Town, a historic site that is about 20 minutes from where I live.

I've never had the chance to go so I decided to make visiting this site one of my goals this year.

The history of Brunswick Town is amazing. The town was built in 1726. It has survived 2 burnings from the British and 1 burning from the Spanish.

Fort Anderson was built in the 1880's and burned during the Civil War.

Not much remains of either Brunswick Town or Fort Anderson. Still, you can feel the history this town has experienced.

The St. Phillip's Church is the only building with walls still standing.

Walking through the Church. I still can't believe it survived being burned down.

Brunswick Town borders the Cape Fear River

Live Oak trees with Spanish Moss are always gorgeous

The mounds are what's left of Fort Anderson

The remains of the Royal Governor's house. 

It's amazing to me to be in a place that lived through the American Revolution and the Civil War. It makes you appreciate the history of those who came before us.

Interested in Brunswick Town? Learn more here:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's the start of a new year. A new year means new adventures and new resolutions. 2012 has had its up and downs; but, for the most part, I've enjoyed it.
Besides the adventures that I've already posted, I finished my first year of grad school in California and started my 2nd year.

I explored and had tea on the Queen Mary.

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.

I love mini desserts!

I was able to watch as the Endeavor take its last flight.

Not the best photo; but, hey, I was enjoying the moment.

I was able to see the Monarch Butterfly migration in Santa Barbara, CA. This migration is considered one of the great migrations of the world.

Look closely. Those aren't leaves at the end of the branches. They're Monarchs clustered together.

I hope that this year will be filled with adventures as well.

As for resolutions for this year, I have 4 pages worth of them. Hopefully, I'll be able to write about some of them. 

I hope everyone has a great new year and success in their goals as well.