Ladyslippers @Itasca State Park
The picture above is from Lake Itasca in the summer of 2022. It is a nice break from winter. Here are some more…
First day of retirement
This is the view from our campsite at Itasca State Park. This was a spontaneous decision as we passed by. Looking forward to doing a lot of this in the coming years….
Jason Kottke, one of my favorite internet curators, continues with his awesome internet ‘finds’. This post points to a cool set of photos of immigrants that came through Ellis Island. The photo above (a Norwegian woman coming into Ellis Island) is found when you click through to the article Jason points to. I visited Ellis…
Travelog: Dubuque: The Curious Case of the Missing Mustang
A crime was committed in Dubuque, Iowa. Not a crime of power. Not a crime of money. Not even a crime of passion. But a crime nonetheless. In 2003, late on a hot summer day, a small ceremony took place at the above location. On the banks of the Mississippi, overlooking the river traffic and…
Travelog: Dubuque: Historic River Bar
The Mississippi has always been a working river. A huge water highway running north to south carrying freight and people hundreds of miles up and down the river. From the days of canoes to giant steam paddle wheels to today’s behemoth barges and sleek river cruise boats, the river has always been busy. Unfortunately, due…
Beer Can Collecting
This is a picture from the little history display at the Debuque Star Brewery. It brought back memories. I was a beer can collector in my early teens. It was fun and since I had no clue what beer was like, was the closest I could get. My friends and I would check out the…
From time to time during my travels, I come across fascinating things that need to be written about. These become my Travelog entries. However, because the internet sometimes doesn’t have a sense of humor, the following caveats apply. Everything I write in my Travelogs is false. I just make it all up. If you see…
Travelog: Washington DC
The following is a single page version of 7 facebook posts I made as a travelog of a Washington DC trip. Some of the facts may be, um, completely made up unverified.