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

Vermont – Boot Hill and Prayer

I have done a lousy job documenting our travels.  The apostle Paul had a scribe capturing his travels through the Mediterranean.  I have a phone full of photos, and six more states of stories, (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin) I’m anxious because now I'm sure many won’t make it to print.  Gosh,… Continue reading Vermont – Boot Hill and Prayer

This Is Not My Dolly

I’m becoming more and more a fan of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Eleanor’s commitment to humanity, and Franklin’s leadership qualities stand out if you look for them.  As we visit the Federal, State, and Army Corp of Engineers facilities often we see plaques commemorating the services of the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC).  The early 1930’s… Continue reading This Is Not My Dolly