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My Travel Experiment

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I am about to start an experiment.  Setting plans to travel.  Going to full-time RV in my new 24 foot travel trailer that I will tow behind my 4wd Ford Expedition.  Where?  I’ll get back to you on that!  Time to retire early in 2017.  Going to set out and travel to places I have always wanted to see.  Visit the most beautiful places this country has to offer.  National Parks for sure.  Want to learn to fly fish.   Continue reading “My Travel Experiment”

ForkliftSafety.com

I had the opportunity to redesign and produce the web site for my brother Jeff’s business, http://www.ForkliftSafety.com My brother’s company has been the leader in the OSHA Compliant Forklift Safety Training Business for over 25 years.  A special “shout Out” to my friend Mark Daigneault for his assistance in logo design, animation and graphics.  Mark’s work is always second to none.  http://www.ForkliftSafety.com

Looking For A Rainbow!

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Rainbow, Boulder City, Nevada, January 9, 2018. Photo by Tom Ord

I have always been fascinated by rainbows.  They are perfect in so many ways.  No matter where in the world that rainbows appear, the order of the bands of color always remains the same.  ROY G BIV:  Red – Orange – Yellow – Green – Blue – Indigo – Violet  Look carefully at the photo of this rainbow.  You will see the bands of color are in perfect order, ROY G BIV.  Nature always seems to place things in the right order.

Enjoy the following song “Looking For A Rainbow” by Chris Rea.  Hope you enjoy!

Double Take On A Road Sign

You can’t be too careful…………………even Road Signs can lead you to a place you don’t want to be!  I took this photo today, leaving Boulder City, northbound on Hwy 93 heading toward Las Vegas.  I didn’t take the “Next Right.”

Let’s Visit the Wall Drugstore!

7.21.17 Called my cousin Pam that lives in the Black Hills and agreed to meet at the Wall Drugstore in Wall, South Dakota.  Pam’s sister, Cousin Jo, was visiting from Florida and they met Jeannie and I at the Wall Drugstore for lunch.  It was an easy 40 minute, 45 mile drive for us east on Interstate 90.  We had a great time.  Walked through the Wall Drug pointing out all the historical photos.

Much has been written about the history of this drug store occupying today over 79,000 SF in rural Wall, South Dakota.  It is a fun place to visit.  Has been labeled as a tourist trap however, it is quite a retail establishment.  Really something to see if you are ever in this part of the country.

However, there is a back story in our family history with the Wall Drug that dates back to 1931.  My Mom’s family, the Overholts grew up in Wall South Dakota.  In 1931, my Mom, Ruth Overholt’, two older sisters Maryanne and Arlene were two of the original employees of the Wall Drug in 1931.20170721_134010.jpg

My Aunt Arlene Overholt is second from the left.  My Aunt Mary Ann is third from the left.

Jeannie was insistent that I take her picture astride a Jackalope at the Wall Drug.  Reluctantly, I snapped this picture.

20170721_141814.jpgJeannie and I say goodbye to my Cousins Pam and Cynthia Jo with a promise to catch up with them later.  It was time for Jeannie and I to head to Interior, South Dakota in the Badlands before we returned to campsite in Box Elder, South Dakota. Continue reading “Let’s Visit the Wall Drugstore!”

The First 2,700 Miles

Jeannie and I are now in New Meadows, Idaho having completed 2,700 miles of our journey thus far.  I left Boulder City, Nevada July 2, 2017 and together we left Santa Fe, New Mexico July 17, 2017.  Quite an experience thus far.  We had wanted to continue to the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and on to the Oregon coast.  Then continue south to California.  Extreme forest fires at the Columbia Gorge and Oregon has resulted in unsafe air quality levels due to smoke in much of the northwest and Oregon coast.  We may not continue to Oregon and reroute southeast to Zion and Bryce Canyon National parks in Utah.  We will keep you posted.