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.
Yet 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.
July 2009 – Bent’s Old Fort One of my favorite places to be…
Island House Hotel – A nice place to stay while visiting Mackinac Island.
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.
Here 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.
One 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
It was interesting to see this mural that was being painted on the side of the Walnut Tavern in Yankton SD. The town had a lot of history relative to Missouri River commerce in the 1800s.
Let’s take a closer look at one of the murals from the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. They really are made of corn and are changed every couple of years.
I was at the Corn Palace in Mitchell S.D. when I was a kid in the 1960s. It was nice to visit it again and to see that it is still around.
This was part of the village at the Farms. The main attraction were three farms representing different eras of America’s past. It was a neat place to visit.
Yvonne and I have been here several times so we have many pictures of Pleasant Hill. It is one of our favorite historic villages.
This picture was taken at the Henry Ford Deerborn Village in 1992. I know the think (whatever it is) in the foreground is distracting but it is the only shot I took of the front of the store.
This was a day well spent. Make your you also visit his labs in Menlo Park. Interesting stuff there.