Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31

Shell Falls: A Perfect Stop during a Long Drive

Shell Falls

One of the longest drives of any vacation that Karen and I have been on has to be the drive from Rapid City, South Dakota to Cody, Wyoming.  It is not so much the miles or the hours of driving the route that makes it drag on forever, but it is just the fact that …

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Jul 30

Cliff Shelf Nature Trail: Badlands National Park

The Trail

On our way west Karen and I spent a half a day checking out as much as we could of Badlands National Park in South Dakota and came to the conclusion that the Badlands are not really that bad.  The national park has several short hiking trails to offer and one of our favorites was the …

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Jul 29

Tip of the Week: Get a Hobby


Get a hobby; find something that helps you pass the days filling you with enjoyment.  I think that one of the reasons that so much junk (and it is junk) ends up on television is because they know that many of us just spend our nights watching what is on tv.  Now I am not …

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Jul 27

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway “His choice had been to stay in the deep dark water far out beyond all snares and traps and treacheries. My choice was to go there to find him beyond all people. Beyond all people in the world. Now we are joined together and have been …

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Jul 26

Teacher Tip: You Have to Make it Interesting

make it interesting

Teacher Tip: You Have to Make it Interesting The best way to have good classroom management is to have an interesting class.  If the kids could care less about what is going on inside the walls of your classroom then you are going to have problems.  Now, your class period is not going to be …

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Jul 25

Great Zoo Exhibit: Scott Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium


Scott Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium The Scott Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium is one of the many key exhibits located in Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska.  This aquarium first opened its doors in 1995 and just went under an extensive remodeling in 2012.  The Scott Kingdom of the …

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Jul 24

Red Beds Trail: Devils Tower

Red Beds Trails

Red Beds Trail is one of two trails that circumnavigate Devils Tower.  The first is the Tower Trail which is at the base of rock monolith and goes for about a mile.  The Red Beds Trail is a 2.8 mile loop that provides swing outs in a wider arc from the base providing a little …

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Jul 23

Buffalo Bill Historical Center: The Museum of the West

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is your go to museum for all things West.  It is a large museum complex with five museums and a research library if you are wanting to delve even deeper into the life and times of Buffalo Bill and the land and lifestyle that made him famous.  If you are …

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Jul 22

Monday Musing: Living in a Fantasy World

fantasy vs reality

via Is it just me or are we starting to believe that we are living in fantasy world?  It has been going on for a while, but it seems even if reality smacks us in the face we just look around say everything is fine and go back to what we were doing.  Even if …

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Jul 21

Sunday Scripture: Proverbs 14:30

There's a simple way to keep your home spring-clean fresh all year through.

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 In this world so full of social media, facebook, instagram, pinterest, blogs, it is easy to start to feel inadequate.  People are showing off their perfect DIY projects or their sparkling clean five thousand square foot vacation home, their glamorous …

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