I’m taking some time off from RJsCorner to do some yard work and other special projects. One of those projects is to bring up a new website for my photo portfolios. Flickr and such just don’t meet my requirements so I am designing a site of my own. My Information Technology (IT) experience comes in handy even in my retirement years. 🙂 I’ll let you … Continue reading On Vacation Until ??
Yesterday, while we were at breakfast at the hotel on the last day of our vacation there were several business men at another table complaining this or that about President Obama. They were talking about things that were reported on Fox News about him. It seemed they can’t wait until he is out of office. My wife being more of a political person than me … Continue reading About The Stock Market….
This was my second visit to the Grand Canyon in December 2005. We stayed at the park lodge just fifty feet away from this view. That is one of my dirty little secrets that park lodges are often some of the most affordable places to stay. Continue reading Grand Canyon
Being that I have been on vacation for the last few weeks Photo Saturday took a back seat to my On-The-Road posts. I am starting them up again here. But this one is still from our vacation 🙂 We spent a lot of time on the Colorado roads such as this one. I never tired of seeing the view…. Continue reading Oh the Rockies……
Here we are ending day eleven of our trip heading home. The were a few sites I had picked for visits today but my wife just isn’t feeling up to it. She has really not done well this entire trip. Maybe the elevation along with all her many usual ailments was too much for her. So we called it quits this morning. Maybe a future … Continue reading On-The-Road Day 11 — Calling It Quits….
When we left Mesa Verde yesterday we headed northwest into Utah to visit Canyonlands National Park. Canyonland is a very different place but also much like the Grand Canyon in its majesty. Here are some pictures: Have to have one last picture of Mesa Verde that I took just the evening before we left. It is a sun drenched view of the Cliff Palace. I … Continue reading On-The-Road Day 10 Canyonlands National Park
Today is a somewhat leisurely day for us. It is our last day at Mesa Verde so I thought I would give you an evaluation of our time here. This has been one of my favorite vacations for quite a while. Five days in one spot is a record for me. We are usually in the different-hotel-a-day mode. Being without a TV for all … Continue reading On-The-Road Day 8 –Thoughts about Mesa Verde
For the last hundred years or more the average person went to work for a given number of hours and then went home to his family. He was paid for his efforts and used that money to provide food and shelter. The number of hours demanded for a day’s work has varied over the years but the idea of working for someone else has remained … Continue reading On-The_Road Day 7 –Working 9 til 5…
Being as I recently saw that the person famous for this quote from the L.A. riots died the quote has been on my mind. It seems that just getting along is a hard thing to do now days. Politics puts one set of beliefs at war with another set. Each thinks that they are wholly right and the other is at the worst evil. How … Continue reading On-The-Road Day 6 — Can’t We Just Get Along…
Here we are settled in for the night at Cortez Colorado. We check in to the Mesa Verde National Park lodge tomorrow for our five-day R&R and spiritual regeneration. We spent today traversing the Rocky Mountains. It was an interesting trip down mainly two lane roads for over two hundred miles. We crossed the continental divide at Wolf’s Pass. It was 56 degrees there and … Continue reading Colorado On-The-Road Day 3 Cortez Colorado
Just a quick post this morning. I got up at 5:00AM (7am body time) so have been cruising the web for a few hours now. I realize that I have been neglecting on part of this blog and that is my barn pictures. We got a good one yesterday somewhere in Kansas (I don’t have GPS on my best camera). Continue reading Kansas Homestead…..
Mesa Verde National Park Yes, starting today my wife and I are on the road again. This time we will be traveling by car to the great State of Colorado. The majority of our time will be spent at Mesa Verde National Park so expect many photos in the next few weeks. We will be staying at the park lodge for six days of R&R, … Continue reading On The Road Again…..
Well here we are finally settled into our hotel room at 9pm in Greensburg PA. Since this is the first bus tour we have taken I really didn’t know what to expect. The entire day was spent on the road. That is with stops every two and a half hours. The most noticeable first thing was probably if you did not have white hair you … Continue reading On-The-Road Washington DC Day1
A rather boring day today. We left Omaha about 10:00am and made almost 400 miles of Interstate driving before settling down near St. Charles MO. But given that there was little walking it was good for my aching knees. Tomorrow we will visit the picture puzzle super-store and then likely make a dash for home. Since not much happened today I thought I would give … Continue reading On The Road – Omaha (Day 6) More on Boy’s Town…
It was a very interesting day today. We spent the first part of it at Father Flannigan’s Boys Home and then went to the Spirit of Nebraska Wilderness Project in the downtown area. It is nice to see that the Boys Town is still a thriving mission and that they have been welcoming girls for over thirty years. The story of the place was quite inspiring and … Continue reading On The Road – Omaha (Day 5)
We will be on the road again in about a week and I am going to do my usual “on the road” daily blog posts giving you my observations and experience of what we visit. This time we will be visiting Omaha Nebraska. We were there during our month long vacation in 2009 and decided to save the city for its own vacation. What we … Continue reading On The Road Again…..