Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Also in New Mexico, is another wonderful national monument.
White Sands, a sandy playground !
Although it was cold and this looks like snow,
its really tons of white sand!
Piles & piles of sand
And because of all this light white gypsum sand,
the picnic shelters have windscreens!
Sand high enough to sled on!
It has a wonderful visitor center too.
Don't skip this.
Come & have fun playing in the sand!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
We visited a little known national monument that is really cool.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
There is a really cool slot canyon hike which leads to
some awesome views.
If you are near Albuquerque or Santa Fe, you've gotta stop and see this!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Well I've gotten behind in my blogging.
My dad died August 13. 2018 and its taken me some time to get back to normal.
I'm adjusting to not having a living father anymore and, along with my siblings,
been busy taking care of mom, who we've gotten settled into assisted living.
So this page is a tribute to my dad, one of the best a daughter could ask for.
My dad was a cook in the army, consequently, he could cook any thing from roast to pie!
He also loved camping and was a great drillmaster!
He was a mailman for 25 years.
He loved fishing.
Our last conversation.
Love & miss you dad!
Friday, August 10, 2018
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
On or way back to Indiana, we stopped at Springfield Illinois
and visited Lincoln's home.
Its the only home Lincoln actually owned.
Many of the furnishings are the original possessions of the Lincoln family.
His son donated the home & contents to the national park service with the stipulation that no one would ever be charged admission to see the home.
In a nearby cemetery, is Lincoln's impressive tomb.
Outside is a bust of Lincoln.
It is considered good luck to rub his nose, thus its a little shiny!
Inside the building are many sculptures of Lincoln.
His wife & two young sons are also buried here.
Springfield is worth a stop to see this important piece of US history.