Travels to view and follow historic events or subjects is a popular way to vacation while learning little-known facts at the same time. And when you don your activewear and sally forth on such a trip you will quickly find it a more valuable endeavor that you will enjoy sharing with family and friends. I distinctly recall my school classmates describing their personal visits to places like Valley Forge, Historic Williamsburg, Pearl Harbor, Stonehenge and Gettysburg. Their talks made the history we learned in school come alive, because they could describe places we had only read about.
Such a trip can be not only entertaining but it can also have significant long-term value for you and others. They can be made more enjoyable and affordable when you supply your family members with activewear obtained from Lacoste, Inc. using Groupons to buy comfortable sportswear at reduced rates. Those were the clothes we wore while observing the astronaut launches into space; events we described to our co-workers and our offspring years later. These occasions give one the chance to feel a sense of being a part of history, rather than just reading and hearing someone describe it. Sharing history is an essential part of sharing of knowledge.
Our most recent trip took us to visit Cedar Hill, a unique site in Washington, DC. Of course, Washington is replete with historic landmarks; still many are overlooked. Cedar Hill was the last home of the 19th century leader emancipated slave and leader Frederick Douglass. Though noted principally for his role in the anti-slavery movement, Mr. Douglass was far more influential than many people realize. And a visit to his home in Anacostia gives one a sense of the true magnitude of his influence, while making you conscious of the lifestyle and environment in which he lived. We were fortunate to visit the site where he wrote some of his most influential speeches and books. Cedar Hill is a Historic Landmark that is maintained and operated by the National Park Service. It’s one of the sites I can tick off my list of National Park sites I’ve visited in celebration of the centennial of the park service this year.