New Leaves

Aug 03, 2013 by Bonnie

South Dakota: Once More, Corn is King

Our visit to Nebraska was pretty much limited to Omaha. After visiting Union Station, and doing some letterboxing in a cemetery, we drove north along the Missouri River, which is the eastern border of the state, crossed the river again, and spent the night in Yankton, South Dakota. The next morning we drove up to Mitchell to see the Corn Palace, which is truly a unique enterprise.


Aug 01, 2013 by Arthur

Out with the Old and In with the New

There are many folks who would agree with that statement and who would apply it across the board. There are other folks who might agree with the basic thought but who would selectively apply it. But what’s the correct stance to take? Is there a correct stance?


Aug 01, 2013 by Bonnie

At the Missouri Crossing

After we left my brother Garry’s house in Boone, Iowa, we decided to spend two days in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa, adjoining cities with the Missouri River running between them.


Jul 30, 2013 by Bonnie

Iowa Impressions

We didn’t spend long in Iowa, but we still feel like we saw a lot.


Jul 30, 2013 by Arthur

Space: the Final Frontier

That’s the opening line of most every Star Trek show. And it sorta fits this posting.


Jul 27, 2013 by Bonnie

Chicago and Robie House

We spent Friday and Saturday in Chicago, wore out our feet, and in the process saw many amazing buildings and constructions. Millennium Park and the Loop were on Friday’s agenda, with Robie House and the University of Chicago campus on Saturday’s. From “The Bean” to Trump Tower, the Chicago Cultural Center to Robie House, we were impressed with all that is Chicago, and realized that one could spend months there and still not scratch the surface of this amazing city that literally rose from the ashes of the Great Fire.


Jul 25, 2013 by Arthur

Indiana Dunes Adventure

Look out below! We're coming down!


Jul 25, 2013 by Bonnie

Indiana Dunes Camping

When we decided to spend a few days visiting the Chicago area, we approached the venture with a little fear and trepidation, wondering just how we were going to be able to visit the city and learn how to get around. Fortunately, we got off the interstate when the sign directed us to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and stopped at the visitor center before trying to find a place to spend the night.


Jul 24, 2013 by Bonnie

My Father’s Desk

For a few hours today, we’re in Clawson, working in the house where I grew up. And perhaps for the last time, I’m sitting at my father’s desk.


Jul 23, 2013 by Arthur

Changes…for the Better

Not all change is bad. Some changes actually are good for us or help to bring light into darkness.


Jul 22, 2013 by Bonnie

Excellence - The Meyer May House

Last week we visited the Meyer May house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Grand Rapids. As we watched the video about the house’s restoration, and then toured the magnificently restored home, the word “excellence” kept coming to my mind.


Jul 15, 2013 by Bonnie

Wyoming is in Michigan?

Yes, we’re in Wyoming, and we’re also in Michigan. Dave and Amy’s new house is in Wyoming, Michigan.


Jun 30, 2013 by Bonnie

A Change of Perspective

All of my life I have seen myself as healthy, and even though I have always struggled with lack of energy and have had what I thought were minor health issues, I had always hoped that I would be like my mom, who is 92. She takes only one medication (for blood pressure) and sees the doctor twice a year just to see if there are any changes.


Jun 28, 2013 by Bonnie

Rabun Beach, Georgia

Just north of Tallulah Falls, Georgia, on US-441, is a sign pointing to Rabun Beach Recreation Area, which is around 6-8 miles west of the highway on Lake Rabun Road. It’s hard to tell how many miles it is, since the road is very curvy and hilly, following the snake-like lake along its shore.


Jun 07, 2013 by Bonnie

The Cottage

Today the cottage for Mom is “finished.”