Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
And now, we enter the incredibly boring part of the trip. Kansas. Flat. Long. And the potential for really nasty weather. I am keeping my eye on the weird clouds in the sky and keeping my fingers crossed that no funnel clouds form.
Glenwood Springs, CO. What a lovely town! As an anniversary gift to each other, we stayed one night at the Glenwood Hot Springs. This hotel has an outdoor mineral hot springs pool and they boast that it is the "world's largest."
From their information booklet and various plaques around the hotel, I learned that the hot springs were a frequent visiting location for the Ute Native Americans. The Ute believed the springs cured illnesses and named it Yampah, meaning "Big Medicine."
In 1881, the Ute signed a treaty with the US Government and were relocated to a reservation. They retained hunting rights in the area and often returned, even as the white man's presence at the hot springs increased. In 1888 a bathhouse was constructed and the white man officially took over.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I realized the other day that October will mark the 24th year of my California residency. I moved to San Francisco in 1989 from Chicago. Everything I owned was packed into a mailing box or suitcase and away I went on my new adventure in California.
During these past 24 years, I have never driven back to the Chicagoland area. I've always wanted to embark on this journey and now, 24 years later, the time has come to explore the sites between California and Indiana, my birth state. With a luggage holder on top of our Prius, the 4 of us load up and away we go....