Vacation , Summer '15

Vacation Summer

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lanwater ...

What happened to the wacos?
I read it while on a trip. Very interesting.

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Well , the Waco Indians used to have large fields of corn and
vegetables near the river where the Suspension Bridge is now .
It had an ice cold spring nearby .( I used to swim in this spring
in the Summer , you could not stay in that water for long ) .
One day Stephen F Austin and a group of his land grabbing
ruffians rode over to have a look around . They joked that
this would be a great place to take over , they would even have
cold water for their brandy . The Waco Indians were not happy
with the white men’s intentions , and promptly kicked their
asses back to where they had come from . Years later the
Comanche forced the Wacos to move north to what is
present day Ft. Worth . That’s what happened to the
Wacos .

lanwater ...

-:) Very interesting. I can picture the same thing in many settings where the white men brought “civilization”, more like the plague really.

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Well , abbas , my friend , I did manage to leave central
Texas on June 1st . My friend and I drove from centex
to Laramie , Wyoming …..straight through……it took
about 24 hours . We can put a thousand miles behind
us in a day…….of course he used to drive a big rig
for years so he’s into that . It took a couple of weeks
to adjust to the altitude ( 7200 ft. ) . One spends a lot
of those days feeling light headed from the decreased
oxygen levels ( yogic breathing comes in handy at this
time ) plus you spend a bunch of time sleeping .
This is Turtle Rock , located in the Medicine Bow National
Forest . We were there around June 6th . The temperature
was around 58 degrees with a light rain falling……my kind
of day. We were the only hikers there . I’ll be back with some more
photos from Wyoming .

lanwater ...

It reminds me of my trip across the USA with some friend from Belgium 25 years ago. We drove for 45 days, stopping here and there. We have seen some great scenery along the way. Endless excitement.

Just came back this morning from here:

Enjoy your trip.

lanwater ...

I forgot the woodworking part:
A terrific joint used to make boxes centuries ago…

Did not feel the cold, not a bit.
T-shirt and shorts; Thanks to global warming. Maybe I should deny that and remember what I saw.

Moment ...

That is a beautiful glacier . I have never been to one .
We drove out along the Big Laramie River a few days
ago . The Snowy Range was on the right and the big
Rockies were on the left . Road with a view . We stopped
at a little man made lake at the foot of Sheep Mountain.
My friend Herb is the fisher . I am the watcher .
Lots of antelope lounging around and some really nice
brown billed magpies ….a symphony in black and white .

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lanwater ...

Beautiful, better yet peaceful.
Tranquility as I like it:)

great pictures by the way.

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Tranquility is what I need this summer . I turned the
TV off back in April and haven’t turned it back on .
Not listening to ANY news or news media , will
really help clear the mind . I just read and listen
to music when indoors , and that has been therapeutic
in not having to concern myself with ’The tragedy
of the Day ’ . Thanks for the compliment on the
pictures . I am used to framing things ; )

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We visited Lake Rob Roy in the Medicine Bow
National Forest the first week in July . The campgrounds
showed some burn out and some clear cutting . There
is a nice stream below the dam . The look-out Tower
can be rented . I hope the view is worth the climb .

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mountain meadow

lanwater ...

Now I am envious :) (:

I have a good camera that I don’t know how to use. I hope to take a photography class this winter. I took the picture of the sunset without any filter in automatic mode. That’s the only mode I use :)

lanwater ...

Water falls from melting glaciers. They melted my heart