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Sep 29, 2015 - final leg of the journey
Well hello This is the final entry I will make as we are heading back to Virginia tomorrow and looking forward to see family and friends again. Can't wait to see the kids and grandkids, have missed them all so much. Skype is great but hugs and kisses are going to be better. When I last left you we moved on toward Wisconsin and had a wonderful visit with our niece Kristen and her husband John and their children and also a grandniece, Olivia who is currently at Maranantha Christian college near where Kristen lives. We then moved onto Indiana...Jump to full entry
Ok so I told you we were doing Mt. Rushmore and the Wildlife Loop in Custer Park. We got up early to go to the Audio Tour of Mt. Rushmore and walk the presidents trail which was "spectacular" for sure. We both learned a lot about how it was sculpted on the rock and that in itself was a feat to behold. We enjoyed it all so much. We left there and went to Hill City to have lunch at the Alpine Inn. Delicious German fare! Then on to Rapid City to get the car washed as there were several suicide victims on the windshield and grill so have to...Jump to full entry
Aug 30, 2015 - Page 2
So we have seen the Crazy Horse monument which is still in progress but has the face done and they are still working on the rest which will be him riding on a horse. Amazing how it all comes together as they move tons of rock ( blasting) away to make the face of him which alone is 9 stories high. Tomorrow we will do the Mt. Rushmore and the wildlife loop around Custer Nat Park. Tonite we had a little, much needed, rain while we were eating dinner in the Desperado's Diner which is one of the oldest if not the oldest building with the...Jump to full entry
Aug 30, 2015 - Thar' she blows!!!
Ok so when I last left you we had been in Banff for the nite and I had seen chip OR dale, but see either chip OR dale the next morning at breakfast. No not FOR breakfast just saw him scurring around outside looking for his own breakfast. Off we went to Vancouver after visiting with my friend Karen in Kelowna and her sister Heather who I hadnt seen in over 40 years. That was so nice!! Took Karen out for her BIG early birthday, HB there Nik, hope you are having a great one tomorrow. On to Washington state to see the Weinbergs who we found to...Jump to full entry
Aug 24, 2015 - page 2
So we arrived in Banff. Altho the smoke has left a haze on the mountains you can still see their outlines. Only wildlife so far, a small chipmunk, maybe Chip or Dale, not sure, running across my path at the hotel we are staying at. Hopefully tomorrow, we will get see the other one, so that experience won't be a total loss. We head for Kelowna tomorrow to visit with my friend Karen and I hear it is a beautiful place . We spend the nite with her and head on to Vancouver for the next nite . Maybe even get to go to Victoria Island. Just have to...Jump to full entry
Aug 24, 2015 - Can you believe it.....They let us in !!
We had an amazing trip up from L.A. The state of Montana was absolutely beautiful Took lots of pics but none to show tonite. We made it to Sherwood Park on Wed late afternoon. Stayed with our family until this morning. Had a wonderful, fun filled, laughing good time with them. Got in lots of hockey as my grandnephews and grandniece all play hockey. Great to be able to get to watch them in action. Kolby is a goalie, a very hard position to be in as you always have to be on your guard keeping those pucks out of the net when they come flying...Jump to full entry
Aug 17, 2015 - So much to say...So litttle space , Sorry!!!
Well hello there my friends. I bet you thought I had forgotten you, well no way!! Just have been having so much fun and exhausted at the end of the day so fall into bed for some ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ's . So we left off on thursday that we went to Grace to you and Had a wonderful visit and Friday we took a tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Grauman's Chinese Theater, The stars on the sidewalk and the Oscar Dolby Theatre. We drove around in an open air tour bus to see the homes of the stars. Just 4-8 million dollar homes, nothing special. They...Jump to full entry
Aug 13, 2015 - Grace To You
Ok, well hello again, from the land of fruit and nuts!! ( just a little jokie) We started off today with going to Grace To You. Got a lovely tour guide named Paul Ackerman and he did an excellent job escorting us through the process of how they produce all the sermons for us to hear on GTY. Very impressive and all folks are very friendly. Then we decided to go to Universal Studios City Walk as we were told that Bubba Gump's was the place to eat, so off we went. Didn't disappoint :) They had all kinds of memorabilia from the movie. Really...Jump to full entry
Tricked ya, I bet you really thought I was on TV ( hahaha) Well Tuesday we left SanDiego and really liked our stay there Good Food and nice weather as we headed up the Pacific Coast Highway. Got a few good glimpses after we got away from the cities and Hope to get more as we take another ride on the highway up to Malibu beach. We made it to the tour of Masters Seminary and Grace Community Church and the campus there. Really really nice, very well kept and we had an excellent tour guide. We stayed there for most of the day. Really enjoyed...Jump to full entry
Aug 10, 2015 - Mama Mia ..., We need a lesson in Italian 101
Hello from California, Hard to believe we are on the other side of the US What a beautiful country the Lord has given us. Such marvelous scenery that pictures don't do justice to it. We left Phoenix this A.M. in the Hot Sun and headed west. Stopped in Yuma which is very close to the Mexican border,to get the oil changed . Made it through a border check, Whew!! Thankfully they didn't deport us Americans!!!! Seriously !! Had the car washed in Yuma as well. We have only seen a little of the wildlife here, 2 bunnies, a few lizards as they beat...Jump to full entry
Aug 9, 2015 - I'm Not Scared, Just PETRIFIED !!
Well hello family and friends, I was very tired last nite so did a lot of checking out those eyelids for holes. Time change has done me in or maybe it's 103 degree weather!! Anyone have an egg to fry, Whew, it's HOT!! Well we left Oklahoma and headed West, and of course you can't go by the National Forest without seeing the petrified forest and hear the stirring story of how "Millions" of years ago....it's all very amusing and sad at the same time.They bought into the idea as have a lot of people who sit, watch and shake their heads in...Jump to full entry
Aug 7, 2015 - Hook 'Em Horns !!
Well Hello there friends. We had a wonderful day yesterday with family in Yukon, OK , home of country singer Garth Brooks. We ate delicious home made buffalo wings that my nephew Mike cooked, they were excellent and as you would say Susie " to die for". Great talks, laughs and memories revisited, We so enjoyed the visit with Kents sister Beth, her daughter Chrissy, son in law Robert, granddaughter Michelle, and GRgrand Carissa. Also Beth's son Mike, his wife Kim and their kiddo's Michael, Paige, Kyle, Cole, Samuel and Leah. All such sweet...Jump to full entry