Nebraska State Capitol


While here in Lincoln, Nebraska we made a short drive to downtown. While there we took a photo of the state capital building.

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Wind, rain and lots of both


We embarked on our summer travels Monday. Traveled north through wind and rain and as we got a late start we stopped in Liberty, MO for the night. Rain and storms all night. Tuesday we continued our northern travels in lots more rain and very strong winds. Tonight we are in Lincoln, Nebraska where we saw a very brief bit of sunshine and then the rain resumed. The weather is currently very cold west of here so we may hang around here for another day.

No photos yet, too busy keeping the Roadtrek on the road. 😎

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A few days


Home for a few days here in the Ozarks. Redbuds and crabapple trees are blooming, brightening up the scenery.

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Fredericksburg, Texas


We were in Fredericksburg for a couple of days. Quite an interesting town. Lots of shopping, interesting old churches and downtown area.

The downtown area.

Just outside of town, Das Peachhaus. An unbelievable assortment of peach concoctions. One dwarf peach tree was in bloom.

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We are having a great time!


After spending some time in El Paso with Marilyn visiting her sister we are back on the road. We spent a few days in the Fredericksburg, TX area and have many images to share. There are several interesting things to see in Fredericksburg. The downtown area, several very old churches and not too far from town is the Enchanted Rock State Natural area. Also just out of town other interesting attractions. So many it makes it difficult to determine where to begin.

It was Spring Break time in Texas and many people were at the Enchanted Rock which is reported to be the second largest granite formation in the United States. Below is the entrance sign.

Below are images of the rock and some other outcroppings. The first image provides some scale showing the enormous size of the Rock. The second image the number of people attempting to climb the rock, perhaps to get it off their “bucket list “.

This image is of another outcropping of granite in the park. Below that shows our mode of travel, Geraldine III, our Roadtrek.

Our next post will have images from Fredericksburg.

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Museum of the Horse, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico


While the name is actually Hubbard Museum of the American West, it is also popularly known as the museum of the horse. It is located very close to the Ruidoso Downs horse racing track.

Below is one of the many exhibits, this one of how a cowboy’s horse would have been equipped on a working ranch.

Here are two views of a Conestoga wagon like the settlers of the west would have used.

We were told these horseless buggies/carriages and other items are just a small number of those donated to the museum.

Two of the carousel horses on display at the museum.

A statuette depicting the artist C. M. Rusell “On the Scene”.

A view of the main exhibits area of the museum.

A burro, outfitted with a pack like those which may have been used in the mines of the southwest.

This statue of two horses fighting to determine dominance are near the entry to the museum. The second image is to give a closer view of the detail of the statue.

Outside they had some statues representing some of the breeds of horses with plaques.

The first American breed of horse was only featured on the weathervane above the museum.

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We stopped by the Valley of Fires


Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, “Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four to six miles wide, 160 feet thick and covers 125 square miles. The lava flow is considered to be one of the youngest lava flows in the continental United States.

They have a very nice campground there and below are some photographs showing some of the features of this area. It is located just west of Carrizzo, NM. One unique feature is the handicap accessible trail which you can see a portion of in the photo below.

This is an image showing more of the Valley of Fires and a portion of the paved trail.

Here is a closer view of a small portion of the lava field.

This image shows the ability of cacti and other vegetation to grow in the lava field.

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