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.
This summer reminds me of the first time I retired many years ago. After a satisfying 32 years of teaching I was looking forward to new opportunities. Like most retirees I had a long list of things I was going to “get around to” after I retired. A good share of those things are stillContinue reading “Embarrassment of riches”
A six inch snow fall late Thursday and early Friday morning created a silver white wonderland in Washington County and the Omaha Metro area. Early morning light and clearing skies made for a picture perfect walk along paths at Black Elk – Neihardt Park and Arbor Park Arboretum in Blair.
The setting sun highlights the Dana Cross high above Blair at twilight.