Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 30

Trick-or-treat: Our Halloween Costumes

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Ding dong….. here is a sneak peek of our family Halloween Costumes for this year. Last year M dressed up like a little ghost.  This year we got the whole family involved.  M is a little bee, Daddy is her Honey and Mommy is a flower.  We had a lot of fun coming up with …

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Oct 28

Lost Creek Falls Trail: Short Trail to Solitude

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Lost Creek Falls Trail is a nice short trail to a waterfall in Yellowstone National Park.  The trailhead is located right behind the Roosevelt Lodge in the Tower area of the national park.  The Lost Creek Falls Trail is actually an offshoot of the much longer trail called the Lost Lake Loop that we had to …

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Oct 27

Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs Pumpkin So yesterday we posted our Kansas City Chiefs Tribute which you can see by clicking here, but since they have done so well this year we thought we should kick it up a notch se we came up with this pumpkin.  I found the original picture of the Native …

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Oct 26

Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs-o-lantern

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Pumpkin Carving: Kansas City Chiefs-o-lantern Well, we finally got around to carving our annual jack-o-lantern (we may have one or two more up our sleeve in the next few days).  We have paid tribute to several Kansas college teams already, here.  And always have a soft spot in our heart for Charlie Brown.  But this …

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Oct 25

Teaching Tip: One vs. the Class a Great Study Game

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Teaching Tip: One vs. the Class a Great Study Game On my way to work a few years ago I was trying to come up with something for my students to do.  Now normally this type of school planning is not ideal or recommended, but from time to time it does happen.  In this particular …

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Oct 24

Mammoth Terraces: Always Changing Always Worth a Visit

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Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces is one of the main attractions to see in Yellowstone National Park.  Along with Upper and Lower Falls, the wildlife, and of course Old Faithful making a trip to the Mammoth Terraces is a must do whenever you are in the park.  This geothermal area of the park is a little …

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Oct 23

Landscape Photography Number 25: Cathedral Rock

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Taking a picture of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona has become just one of those places that any American photographer has to capture, like it is a rite of passage up there with Delicate Arch, Oxbow Bend, or Maroon Bells.  Knowing that I am not going to be adding anything new to the table at …

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Oct 22

Chapel of the Sacred Heart: A Peaceful Respite

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Chapel of the Sacred Heart is a small church located in Grand Teton National Park.  Built in 1937 this small log church sits with a commanding view of Jackson Lake along the Teton Park Road, and it is a welcoming place for prayer, mediation, or just visiting a historic building.  If you feel led during …

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Oct 21

Ted Ensley Gardens: Take in the Beauty of Nature

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Ted Ensley Gardens is a small but beautiful 9.5 acre free garden located in Topeka, Kansas.  It is close to where my parents live and we have visited it several times over the last few years when we take walks on the Lake Shawnee Trail.  We have seen it in fall, spring, and summer and …

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Oct 17

Getting Ready for Halloween

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Last Halloween our little girl M was just a few months old when October rolled around and we pretty much kept to our normal Halloween routine.  My wife Karen did make her a tiny ghost outfit that she wore long enough to snap a few pictures before she got upset at the fluffy tulle and …

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