Usually by now I have at least one summer travel adventure to write about, but not this year. One of these days I plan to mount my camper on my pickup truck again and head out for who-knows-where, but not just yet. For now I will leave the national and state parks to families whoContinue reading “Celebrating Summertime”
Quilt lovers and garden enthusiasts once again gathered at the family farm of Doug and Terri Wolfe for the annual visual feast which is the Country Quilt Show and Garden Walk. By mid morning both fields reserved for parking were filled. Wolfe family members and friends provide golf cart rides for those who might need assistance. ThisContinue reading “A visual feast”
As I peck away at my column I’m sipping coffee from one of my favorite mugs imprinted with the message, ” let the adventure begin.” I like the size, shape and feel of the mug and the reminder that every morning is the beginning of a new adventure. Lately my morning begins by sitting inContinue reading “The Adventure Continues”
Recently, I returned home after from spending the better part of two weeks in Wyoming and Colorado. I had been planning this trip for several months. I also had a pass to visit Yosemite National Park, but with so many wildfires in northern California, I changed my plans. Earlier in the fall I hadContinue reading “Autumn travel – home and away”
Black Elk – Neihardt Park in Blair is a great place to go leaf peeping, and autumn color is at or reaching its peak in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.
New vistas are open to view at Black Elk Neihardt Park in Blair thanks to volunteers who have carved out a new mountain bike and multi-use trail at the western edge of the park. The trail opens up acres of park property that have been nearly inaccessible due to dense trees, grass and brush.
After reading “The Oregon Trail A New American Journey” I knew where my next road trip would take me. The book is the story of the author Rinker Buck’s, “crazy ass passion” to make the first unassisted covered wagon crossing of the Oregon Trail in over 100 years. I was totally captivated by the personalitiesContinue reading “In Search of the Oregon Trail”
Preparation Canyon State Park in Iowa’s Loess Hills is remote, heavily wooded and particularly beautiful in September and October.
Great weather, sunflowers and Monarch butterflies on the move at DeSoto NWR.