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What an Amazing Day!

Theodore Roosevelt reportedly said of Colorado, “The scenery bankrupts the English language.” That was certainly our experience on Tuesday. There were beautiful views around every bend. We would look one way and be awed by the view then turn our … Continue reading

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The mountains are calling and I must go.” (John Muir)

What glorious days of soaking up magnificent scenery. On Saturday we struck out for Buena Vista and I had the privilege of sharing with Anita some of the sites that we have visited and loved in the past.  I have … Continue reading

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A Relaxing Get Away

Here we are in the amazingly beautiful Colorado mountains again.  Oh how I love the tall snow capped mountains, the swaying aspens, the fragrant pines. This trip is a gift! A gift from my wonderful husband who so graciously is … Continue reading

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On the Gulf

Here we are again, on the coast – watching the surf, wiggling our toes in the sand! What a great time to come to the coast (the Gulf Coast). It’s still warm enough to enjoy being outside, but not so … Continue reading

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Hallowed Ground

Death, Death all around! Boom, whiz, crash – severed limbs, blood and gore! 100,000 in this battle, 70,000 in the next. Who are they? So many – approximately 75% buried without names – just never going home again. What? Where? … Continue reading

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Graduation in Norwalk or When Did He Grow Up?

‘In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.’ Kristian-Kan, author and editor. What a wonderful week.  Anita arrived in Norwalk to the welcoming arms of Celeste, Joe, Justin and … Continue reading

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Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway

For the last two days we have spent time in the Smokey Mountains and the southern portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway! Those beautiful green mountains! Trees clinging to the swell of mountains giving them the look of giant green … Continue reading

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Stone River Civil War Battlefield

Stone River Civil War Battlefield I am on a very special trip. A road trip with Anita, our eldest daughter, to Norwalk, Connecticut to celebrate with our eldest grandson as he graduates from high school. Our trip involves a bit … Continue reading

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Some of the Sites Around the Upper Arkansas River Valley

  This posting is going to be more pictures than words.  A couple of years ago (see the 2012 link above) I wrote several post about the area.  To wind up our stay here, I am going to share some … Continue reading

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Life Around Camp

We have spent a very enjoyable month at Arkansas River Rim Campground.  While we have been out exploring a good bit of the time, there is still plenty of down time at the camp; evenings or lazy days hanging out … Continue reading

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