Galleries – Great Sand Dunes NP

It has been a few years since I visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park so I thought it was time to finally bring up a full gallery of pictures from my visit. This park is located in southern Colorado. Click on any picture to see a larger slideshow view.

Read More

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Ft. Wayne Indiana is an interesting town in the northeast corner of the State.  I go there on an annual basis to pick up my supply of Sechler’s Pickle products. I am simply addicted to their kosher dill green tomatoes. During a visit a few years ago we discovered a local museum that had a large […]

Read More

Places Around Indiana

I thought I would use this week’s ISOA post to show you some pictures of old buildings and such I have found during my travels in Indiana.

Read More

Antonito Colorado

Antonito Colorado is without a doubt one of the strangest towns I have ever been in. We went through the town on our way back from Mesa Verde two years ago.According to the statistics, it has a population of about 800 people, we didn’t see more than a handful while we were there.

Read More

Mountains…

  One thing that Indiana simply doesn’t have are mountains. To me, there is just so much majesty in mountains. Sometimes I have brief glimpses of being a mountain man but I think that is probably just too much watching “Jeremiah Johnson” than anything approaching reality. 🙂 So, this InSearchOfAmerica post gives you some of my […]

Read More

San Francisco..

  In this weeks ISOA post I thought I would finish off my report about San Francisco. Of course the first view is the Golden Gate Bridge, second is The Wharf. Don’t miss the Aquarium, it is one of the best in the country. We must have roamed about 6 miles one day throughout the neighborhoods. […]

Read More

Here’s To You California..

  I will be the first to admit that I have only been in California on a handful of occasions and only once in the 21st century. But here is my gallery celebrating your State.  I visited San Francisco and those pictures will be coming soon. But for this gallery I want to concentrate on the […]

Read More

Oklahoma State House..

I need another ISOA post to take my mind off this very stressful week. For this week’s ISOA (in search of America) post lets go to the Oklahoma State house in Oklahoma City and focus particularly on the paintings and sculptures there.  This was one of the most lavish state houses I have been in […]

Read More

Flowers In The Middle Of Winter…

Here we are in mid-January in the Midwest so there isn’t much growing. But that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying the flowers I found in the Des Moines Botanical Gardens a few years back.  I haven’t had to deal with much snow so far but I still got the winter blahs…. so I need plenty of […]

Read More

Omaha’s Wilderness Park

   One of the most impressive city projects I have ever seen is the Wildnerness Park that extends through downtown Omaha Nebraska. I goes on for about a mile with bronze after bronze celebrating the buffalo that once populated so much of that State.   Here is a rather extensive gallery/slideshow but it is still […]

Read More

Vincennes Rendezvous

I have been remiss to put out a gallery post of my visit to the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous this past May. Since I am a Hoosier I know I am supposed to see George Rogers Clark as a hero but I just can’t get over his brutal slaughter of so many Native Americans in […]

Read More

Antique Tractors…

  I spent a couple of summers during high school as a farm hand. A lot of it was putting up hay but some was helping with the planting and harvesting.  I hate to admit it but some of these antique tractors were the same models that I drove during those years. Everything is being automated […]

Read More

Containers Through History..

  A part of my “In Search Of America” journeys is about documenting the many different containers used in our past.  Each one is as much an art object as it was a functional container for our goods.   They come in various sizes and materials.  Here is a sample of some I have collected:

Read More

Zoar Village – Ohio

  Recently I visited the Zoar Village in central Ohio that  is one of the few villages where the whole town is on the National Register of Historic Places.  As is often the case Zoar was platted by Germans escaping religious prosecution by the Lutheran church in the early 1800s. It was a communal colony but unlike […]

Read More

Swiss Heritage Village – Berne Indiana

  On one of my recent uRV trips to northeastern Indiana I visited the Swiss Heritage Village. It was recommended to me by the tourist information center in the city of Berne.  I was not aware that there was a strong Swiss presence in that part of the State. Here are some pictures of that visit. […]

Read More

Grand Ole Opry…

 Country music has never been my friend but in 1012 when we were in the area we visited the Grand Old Opry, or at least the early version of if. It was fascinating to see this almost eighty year old building that had been the start of so many country and blue grass artists. Here […]

Read More

The Gem of Southern Illinois…

This morning I put out a post of the cons for my recent trip into southern Illinois so this afternoon I wanted to give you a gem to counterbalance it. That gem is Giant City Lodge. Before I do that I want to give you a little background on my habits during my uRV trips. […]

Read More

I Am Dreaming Of Critters

I have always had pets in my life but I didn’t know an extreme animal lover until I met my wife. Simply stated she would likely wrap her car around a tree rather than hit a chipmunk crossing the road. We have had a large variety of pets over the years, mostly indoor ones but […]

Read More

New & Improved…

I am back from a six-week hiatus here at InSearchOfAmerica. I wanted to take this time off to thoroughly enjoy the beautiful Spring season here in the Midwest. While I was gone from daily blogging I worked on some improvements to the site. Since pictures are at the heart of this blog I brought up […]

Read More

Around the Homestead…

Let’s use this post to show some pictures of my current homestead. Since we live in the country we have a variety of critters who visit us regularly. We also have plenty of room for flowers (although weeding them is another story).  We don’t get out in the gardens much this time of year as […]

Read More

Wild Turkey!!

No this post is not about hunting or eating but about drinking!  We visited Wild Turkey distillery during our stay in Louisville in April 2010. The large buildings, there are scores of them in the area,  in one of the pictures is where they age the bourbon. The present factility is very old but they […]

Read More

Louisville, KY…

We visited Louisville in April 2010. No, we didn’t go to Churchill Downs but did visit the Louisville Slugger store.  Louisville has some unique statues throughout the downtown area.

Read More

Nantucket …

Let’s do one more series on the Eastern seaboard. These were taken during a 1998 long weekend on the island of Nantucket. My wife being a basket collector insisted we had to go there so she could get a Nantucket basket. President Clinton and family were there that same weekend.  We didn’t run across them […]

Read More

NYC continued…

Let’s continue with the NYC pictures taken in 1999. The last picture in this post was from the Window on the World Restuarant that was on top of the World Trade Center. We celebrated Yvonne’s birthday there that year.

Read More