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Niagara Falls

May 18, 2013

Niagra Falls


I had my first and only visit to Niagara Falls in the Summer of 1999.  The falls were impressive and yes I did put on the rain coat and toured them close up via the little boats shown below.

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Mesa Verde 2Yet another picture of my favorite vacation place and that is Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. You get good exercise hiking to the many ruins and when you get there it has a definite spiritual quality. I enjoy just sitting at the ruins and taking it all in.

Bent’s Old Fort…

January 19, 2013

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Bents Old FortJuly 2009 – Bent’s Old Fort      One of my favorite places to be…

Mackinac Island

December 22, 2012


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Island House HotelIsland House Hotel – A nice place to stay while visiting Mackinac Island.


Patience and Simplicity…

February 20, 2012


I can’t imagine the patience it takes to make one of these stone walls found at the Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY and there are hundreds of feet of them there.

The Mayowood mansion was the home of the founders of the Mayo Clinic.

For me this is one of the most perfectly composed pictures I have ever taken.  It is of the top storage area in the main community building for the Shaker village. I have been there on several occasions and never tire of going back.




OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere is a picture of the lobby of the Truman Presidential Library in Independence Mo. While the library was somewhat minimal compared to our recent presidents. This mural was outstanding.

Freehold Diner 017One thing I definitely miss about New Jersey is all the diners that were there. We frequented many of them but this one was perhaps our favorite. If you notice from the picture that gas prices were considerably different in those years!!

I know this isn’t a barn but I guess you could label it a “historic” building?  It is the Longaberger Basket Company headquarters in Ohio