Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30

Best State Parks in America

Iron Sights

As a child I used to hate going to state parks.  Why? Because they were just a run of the mill state park and a not a national park, if it was worth seeing it would be called a national park.  As an adult I still love going to national parks, but now I have saved a …

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Sep 29

What makes our marriage work- revisit the past

I (Karen) got the opportunity to go to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this weekend.  Kenny was sweet enough to watch our little girl while I got all primped up and went on a girls outing with my Mom and sister to a precious friends wedding. I was amazed how just hearing those wedding vows and …

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Sep 28

Made our Bucket List: Oneonta Gorge

oneonta gorge 1

Oneonta Gorge is just one of the many reasons that I want to travel to the Pacific Northwest.  Located along the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon the Oneonta Gorge looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale.  I like the fact that the trail is short but difficult and it seems like a …

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Sep 27

Will Rogers Shrine


Will Rogers Shrine is an historic monument built in the 1930s by philanthropist Spencer Penrose.  Penrose created the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and financed the construction of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where the Will Rogers Shrine is located. A visit to the shrine is included in the admission to the zoo whether you …

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Sep 26

Teaching Tip: Sometimes all you can do is Laugh


Teaching Tip: Sometimes all you can do is Laugh Sometimes things are great and sometimes they are not, and during the latter, all you can do is laugh.  Students will always be students no matter if you are a posh nice school or working in the inner-city like I do there are always going to be …

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Sep 24

So we got an Aquarium: Part 2

sunburst platy

A few weeks ago we told you about the need to get our 2 year old daughter a pet.  She loves animals, but we did not want to get a pet that would require a whole bunch of care and time.  So we got an aquarium and after reading a few helpful sites online and following their …

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Sep 22

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Angel Fire


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire is a wonderful memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and their country.  It started out as a way for the Westphall family to honor their son and the 15 men that died with him in South Vietnam on May 22, 1968 and has turned into …

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Sep 18

Old Town: Albuquerque


Old Town Albuquerque was a lot of fun for my wife and I mainly because we got to do something we hardly ever get to do anymore which is spend some alone time together.  My wife, Karen, had her parents watch our daughter for a short spell while we got to do a little window …

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Sep 15

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel


During a recent trip through Colorado Springs we had the opportunity to tour Colorado’s number one manmade tourist attraction, the Cadet Chapel.  It was truly an honor to see such beautiful architecture on a spectacular campus dedicated to The Lord and enriching the lives of our service men and women.  It is a bit intimidating …

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Sep 11

San Felipe de Neri Church: Albuquerque


San Felipe de Neri Church is an active parish since its establishment in 1706 and the original building was completed in 1719 unfortunately the first building collapsed in 1792 after very heavy rain.  In 1793 a new and still standing church was constructed in adobe fashion.  The San Felipe de Neri Church is a great …

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