US Camel Corps

In 1856, Secretary of War (and future president of the Confederate Sates of America) Jefferson Davis, ordered 70 camels to brought to Texas in order to establish the United States Camel Corps.  Costing a whopping $30,000 dollars ( approximately worth $811,000 in today’s dollars), the concept was that Camels were better suited to desert terrain, could eat the plants, needed…

Vacation Wishes

I have never had an official vacation, not counting the two times I got to go to Disneyland and Hawaii both for a week. I do believe that was the only real, planned, on purpose vacation that.  Don’t get me wrong, I have travelled but for the most part, it was mostly in conjunction with work of some kind. I…