Here are photos from my recent trip across the western Great Plains of Nebraska into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
I returned home on State Highway 2 through the Nebraska Sand Hills.
I’m done with three days of camping and hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park.
I entered Colorado this morning by the back door, passing through Pawnee National Grassland.
I waited patiently for the rangers to close the tour road to cars before hauling up the bluff on my bike.
Since refueling stops at the Omaha airport don’t count, this is my first visit to Nebraska.
Turns out I’m a musical caveman. I got my previous car, the Ubiquitous Red Plymouth, from my grandfather after he died about 10 years ago. Aside from being red, it was no-frills and didn’t have a tape deck. I don’t have a Walkman or a Discman or an I-Pod or any such thing. I just […]
A couple of weeks ago Dad, a.k.a. Colorado Red, wanted to re-enact, or rather re-imagine, the capture of Jesse James.
In my family, the death of a great (and especially an Italian) Yankee rates a call home. Phil Rizzuto, the “Scooter”, died this week. If you don’t know who Phil Rizzuto was, you probably didn’t grow up in New York or as a Yankees fan. He was the great shortstop for the Yankees in the […]
My former boss said one of the things I had to do in the Midwest was go to a state fair. So today I went to fulfill a fantasy of corn dogs, tractor pulls, and giant pigs (or giant pigs pulling tractors if there is such a thing) at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
Last night we ate at a fondue restaurant. I’d never done this before but it was fun and educational. You cook some of the food yourself in oil or broth (I ordered a plate of vegetables, for example). There’s also cheese and chocolate for the respective appetizers and desserts. Back in Iowa. Modern air travel […]
When in Colorado do as the transplanted Long Islanders do.
Saturday was Hooverfest, our annual celebration of Herbert Hoover’s birthday.
I was not disappointed! See it often!
One of my goals this year is to see at least one presidential candidate. Yesterday evening Bill Richardson spoke at the University. He’s been all over Iowa the last few weeks. I always had a high opinion of him because of his various experience and accomplishments. A couple of hundred people attended. My first impression […]
I moved into my new place on Sunday and Monday. It’s on the third floor and is was hot those days. Man, I was tired. I keep telling people it’s slightly larger than old apartment, but now that I’m living there it is quite a bit larger. I was really crowded in that little place. […]