Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31

National Route 66 Museum – Elk City, Oklahoma

66 Diner

The National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma plays homage to the “Main Street of America.”  While the National Route 66 Museum may not be as grand as the name suggest, it is a lovely little museum that is relatively cheap at $5 per person and not only gives some information on the “Mother …

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Mar 30

Flora Photography Number 24 – The Color of Autumn

Changing Leaves

Now, I would like to be able to take credit for this picture but I cannot.  Karen was the one that was able to get this shot.  She was traveling home one day and the color of the leaves and the neighborhood just compelled her to take the picture.  Karen just pulled her car over …

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Mar 29

What Makes Our Marriage Work- We remember the good times

happy message

I can say that I am truly blessed with a wonderful wife.  Karen is the sweetest, gentlest person that is always trying to look for ways to make my day better.  However we are both human and sometimes our days do not go as planned, work gets hard, and we have our moody and cranky …

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Mar 28

Making a Great Room- Resurfacing the Fireplace Part 2

Around the Fireplace

Good news and bad news the good news is that the fireplace is almost finished the bad news is that it took is a few more days than we thought it was going to.  In my defense, I think I would have been able to get it done a few days faster if KU would …

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Mar 27

Albuquerque Biological Park


If you are ever in Albuquerque and you want to stay busy for an entire day and not spend a lot of money doing it then the Biopark is the place to be.  It is a combination of three wonderful areas that are connected through the transit system of the city of Albuquerque.  There is …

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Mar 26

Monday Musing: Answers to your Questions

Questions and Answers

Well, I had no idea what to expect when I wrote last week’s Monday Musing.  I was so happy to see a few questions to answer at least that tells me that there are some people out there that are at least interested in what we have to say on this site, which makes it …

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Mar 25

Bumpdate: 28 weeks

28 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 28 weeks, I had to schedule out all the rest of my Ob/Gyn appointments!  Only seven more (or less) until she’s here!  Wow, things are rolling along FAST now! Total Weight Gain/Loss: I did pretty good just holding steady this week.  I’m up from 18.5 last week to 19 lbs this week. …

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Mar 24

Flora Photography Number 25- Pink Orchid


Flora photography is something that I have gotten into since Karen and I have been married.  She likes to go to gardens and I like to take pictures so naturally those two things have come together.  Is it my favorite thing in the world to photograph?  No, not by a long shot, give me wild …

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Mar 23

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH “The rats on Mr. Gitzgibbon’s farm have-things-ways-you know nothing about.  They are not like the rest of us.  They are not, I think, even like most other rats.  They work at night, in secret.  Mrs. Frisby, do you know their main entrance?” Robert C. O’Brien’s book Mrs. Frisby …

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Mar 22

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument – New Mexico

Towers of Quarai

The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is made up of three separate areas of Spanish Missions that created as an outreach to Puebloan societies that lived in the Salinas Valley in central New Mexico.  Early in the 1600’s, the Spanish Franciscans found the area ripe for their Catholic missions and created three missions at Quarai, …

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