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Home Away From Home…

September 27, 2014 — 3 Comments

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We have a few very old maple trees on our property. The one shown here is pretty well hollowed out and that is where our cat Dexter likes to spend time. He climbs trees like a professional. This hole is about 15 feet off the ground which is no problem for him.

Several times a year someone will stop and give us a quote to take down the tree but I always so “its time has not come yet”. I am old and not so pretty anymore but I don’t want someone to “take me down” so I treat this old maple with the same respect. :)

Another quick snapshot of my blog InSearchOfAmerica. Visit it by clicking on the mosaic map just to the right of this post.

Rapid City Composite-crop

Rapid City, SD – A City of Sculptures

I love all the sculptures in downtown Rapid City. Many celebrate our Native Americans. What could be more American than to celebrate the original inhabitants of this great country. Too bad it took us so many years to realize that…..

I am going to spend the next few Saturdays trying to entice you over to my other blog at InSearchOfAmerica. Here is a composite of August’s daily picture. Click on the mosaic map to the right of this post to see the daily contributions to my American Mosaic

 

August 2014 Mosaic

Small Town America…

September 6, 2014

SmallTown

I am bringing this picture collage over from my picture blog at InSearchOfAmerica. It is one of the many small and almost abandoned towns we have visited over the years. I’m not sure but I think it is located in North Dakota or Nebraska. I once considered trying to document these types of small towns before they become extinct but after a dozen or so visits to small towns like this one  I gave up the idea. It proved just too depressing and that is not what I wanted to accomplish.

But, here’s to you small town America….

County Fair

August 30, 2014

 

County fairs, especially those in rural areas are usually the highlight of the year. Here are some pictures of the one in my county. A little something for everyone.

 

Boxes & Signs

August 23, 2014

One of my many hobbies is to collect pictures of unique boxes and signs.  Here is part of that collection

New Jersey….

August 16, 2014

On our recent visit to NYC we also spent a day revisiting our old haunts in New Jersey. We lived there during my last four years in the corporate world. As seems to be so typical today my twenty-six years in corporate America in the Midwest came to an abrupt end when they closed down our division. We were told we had a job but it was now in New Jersey. Most of the six-hundred or so chose to stay in the Midwest and look for another job. For me, with only four years left for a full pension that wasn’t really an option. So for the first time in my life I chose to leave my native State and head east.  As with Charles Dickens in the Tale of Two Cities it proved to be the best of time and the worst of time. To make the story as brief as possible after the required four years elapsed we moved back to our roots.

Here are some picture of the Garden State. Hurricane Sandy took out most of the Jersey Shore Boardwalk but it has been nicely replaced.  The diner was my favorite place to eat. The Sculptures were a new visit for us. It was a fantastic place to visit even with temps in the 90s.   Click on any one to see a larger view.

 

NYC – The Wrap…

August 9, 2014

I have spent the last several Saturdays giving you a pictorial report of our visit to NYC.  This is finally the last post and is made up of some of my favorite pictures not included in earlier posts.

As usual click on any picture to bring up a larger gallery view.

 

NYC – 911 Memorial….

August 2, 2014

We spent a morning during our recent visit to NYC at the 911 Memorial. The original estimated cost of the facility was about $1 trillion but was eventually cut to $500 million. Like the Vietnam memorial the reflecting pools with all the names are soberly impressive. The new towers themselves are nice but not nearly as big as the WTC was.

Except for the ticketing area the museum is totally below ground and it is BIG. It takes several hours to just manage the path through it. I heard that it was designed by committee and since they couldn’t decide on what to put in they put everything. The cost is $24 per ticket which is pretty pricey. We were there two weeks after it opened so it was crowded. Don’t try to just show up if you want to see the museum. Get on line and buy an advanced ticket or you will likely wait for hours.

 

NYC – Central Park…

July 26, 2014

Central Park in New York City has a strangle hold on my wife. It is the primary reason for adding NYC to her bucket list and therefore our recent visit.  The first one here is one I snagged off the Internet, the rest are mine. The pictures were taken on a Sunday afternoon, perhaps the busiest time.

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