Places Visited

August 2–5, 2017 – Branson, Missouri

Family “reunion” with Leslie, Steve, and Connor and Jeff, Jackie, and Benjamin. Took in the sites, ate in fun restaurants, and generally had a great time.

May 30, 2017 – Battle Creek, Michigan

Visited with Gary’s sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Rick. We also reconnected with Gary’s daughter from his first marriage and her husband, Jan and Todd Gates. Got to meet two awesome grandsons that we didn’t know we had. See the photos on my home page.

April 14, 2016 – Kissimmee, Florida

Went and helped my sister and her husband celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

July 2014 – Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado

Before we left for Yellowstone, we spent an afternoon at Arapaho Race Track watching the horses run. Fortunately, none of us are big gamblers so it ended up costing less than a movie and popcorn!

The next day, we visited the Denver Botanic Gardens to view the Chihuly Glass display. Chihuly is an artistic genius. We’ve seen his art displayed at The Frist Center for the Arts and Cheekwood Botanic Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee. We also viewed a small private collection at a gallery in Golden, Colorado. The display in Denver is familiar and beautiful.

October 2, 2013 – Thornton to Breckinridge via the back roads

September 2013 – Rapid City, South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore

Crazy Horse Memorial

Bear Country U.S.A.

August 2013 – Battle Creek, Michigan

Binder Park Zoo_Spring 2013

Binder Park Zoo, Summer 2013

Richard’s Flowers_Artistic Dark.

These photos were taken in May in late afternoon after a rain shower. I used only the available light (no flash).

Richard’s Flowers Daylight Bright. These photos were taken in August, morning and early afternoon. Again, no flash was used.

2010 – Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else. In summer 2010, Chihuli Glass had an exhibit on the grounds and inside the mansion and my sister and brother-in-law were here and we visited and I took pictures. Please visit my Galleries page to see some of those photos.


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