The History Channel has a program series called Modern Marvels. If my current viewing, The Eiffel Tower, is any indication, it has interesting topics but they're not very well carried out. In fact, I'd have to say that PBS' Building Big - which was along similar lines in terms of content - was much, much better. Still, I'll watch a few more episodes to determine whether or not the series itself is more satisfactory.
Yes, I'll get to the details of the weekend trip and moving eventually.