George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation:

We are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by current residents here at Winter Ranch in Alamo, Texas.  I'm hoping to read this proclamation before the meal.  It's something that just popped up on the internet, and I feel worth sharing. Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a… Continue reading George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation:

From Minnesota to Texas, and Beyond

Yesteryear my sister, Leslie, and her then young family moved from Minnesota to Texas.  My earliest memory of that move was a phone conversation with Les telling me of a morning breakfast some thirty-seven years ago.  “Hi, Les how ya doing?”  With a perfectly normal Minnesota accent I hear, “You would not believe what happened… Continue reading From Minnesota to Texas, and Beyond

Mammoth Cave – Kentucky

Since 1816, three different Hotels have been welcoming travelers.  What makes this cave system so remarkably stable is the limestone strata capped by a layer of sandstone. It is known to include more than 400 miles of passageway; new discoveries and connections add several miles to this figure each year. Mammoth Cave National Park was established… Continue reading Mammoth Cave – Kentucky

The Sleeping Preacher

On our way to Millersburg, Indiana for warrantee work to be completed on the travel trailer we visited our dear friends, Marcia and Ellis in Kalona, Iowa.  Everything seems innocent enough, right?  We set up camp at the Kalona city campground, and Googled for a restaurant.  Deb picked “Marilyn’s Country Cafe.”  We drove the route. … Continue reading The Sleeping Preacher

Liberty Calves & Trout Run Trail

Decorah, Iowa offered up some great camping and cycling.  The aptly-named Trout Run Trail crosses trout streams five times on its 11-mile loop. The easy-ranging-to-challenging route crosses incredible landscape and steep switchbacks for breathtaking views.  The Trout Run bike trail also passed the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery.  Speaking of passing, all the super fit… Continue reading Liberty Calves & Trout Run Trail