Thursday, October 6, 2016

Florissant Fossil Beds

Last week I visited the Florissant Fossil Beds, near Florissant, Colorado. In this picture I am looking at an old Redwood tree stump, The National Monument does a great job of documenting the 34 million years of geologic history of the area. It wasn't until 1969 that the government stepped in to preserve the area after about 100 years' loss of artifacts and fossils.

Warmest regards, Gus

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gus and Betty in the Corn Field

Betty and I found a different Field of Dreams. Instead of the baseball diamond in Dyersville, IA, we had fun in a corn field in Kellogg, Iowa this morning. After leaving Northeast Ohio on Monday, we are in Council Bluffs, IA and heading to Colorado Springs.
So far we have had some rain, but avoided the bad weather in some areas.
Warmest regards, Gus

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Today I visited the George Eastman Home and Museum in Rochester, NY. George's mother lived with him in the house until she died in 1907. George Eastman died in 1932 of a self-inflicted gunshot to the heart. The musem has many photos and currrently has an exhibit featuring the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. 
Warmest regards, Gus

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hudson Cruise

Here is the boat I "drove" on the Hudson River today.

Gus

Hudson cruises

Today I was on a cruise boat on the Hudson River. We left from Hudson, New York, and had a great trip on the river for several hours. I think I did a good job while "driving" the boat.
If you are in the area, check out

Many of the passengers on the boat are attending the Tri-Chapter Rally at Brook n Wood Resort in Elizabille, NY.

Best wishes,
Gus

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Andersonville National Historic Site , SC

Several weeks ago I was able to visit the Andersonville National Historic Site in South Carolina. This was the site of the Confederate Prison during the Civil War and became a National Cemetery on July 26, 1865. The first interments were soldiers who died in the prison. In addition to the National Cemetery, there is a National Prisoner of War Museum to tell the stories of priisoners of war from all wars.
Warmest regards, Gus

Monday, February 15, 2016

Biloxi, MSs

Betty and I have been in the Biloxi, MS, area for the past 10+ days. The weather has been nice, but a little cool some days. Aftter attending several Mardi Gras parades, we also checked out the drive along the coast on highway 90. The last time we were here was just a few months after Hurrican Katrina (2005) had hit the area. There has been a great deal of construction since then, especially the casinos and the repairs to the highways. However, there are still many empty lots along the coast waiting for someone to build a home or for another hotel to be sited.
Many of the locals seem to be pleased with the way the tourist economy has rebounded, but overall there are still problems.
Hope all is well with you.
Warmest regards, Gus

To the left is the Biloxi lighthouse which has been repaired since Katrina.