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Entering New Mexico

Entering New Mexico

Posted 05 April 2012 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

This is the sky over us as we headed East from Willcox, AZ toward Silver City, NM.  We’re spending a couple of days here, visiting Gila Cliff Dwellings.  We just came from visiting Chiricahua NM and Ft. Bowie National Historic Site in SE Arizona.  After Silver City we’ll be sampling green chile cuisine heading up [...]

Restart

Posted 30 March 2012 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

I cannot believe it’s been over a year since we put something up on this site.  As bloggers, we’re pretty pathetic.  A lot has happened in the intervening months.  A couple of trips, some genealogical discoveries, some woodworking adventures.  Now we’re on another trip, this time to the desert southwest. We spent two weeks plus [...]

Winding Down

Winding Down

Posted 11 November 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy, Travels | 4 Comments

We left on this journey June 30th.  Now that we’re over four months in…and on our way home…I think I would opt for a shorter trip next time.  Not to say that we haven’t seen some incredible things…we have. There have been some great genealogy finds for me.  The quilt show in Houston was an [...]

Great great great great great Grandad’s Church

Great great great great great Grandad’s Church

Posted 07 October 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy | 2 Comments

Sunday I did something I bet most of you have never done.  I attended services in the church my G-g-g-g-g Grandfather Matthias House attended. This church was organized in 1717 for and by Germans who had moved to this area just outside Madison, VA.  The church was built in 1740 and added to over the [...]

Maryland History

Maryland History

Posted 30 September 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Fiber Arts, Genealogy, HCHS, Travels | 3 Comments

Those of us at the Humboldt County Historical Society were rightly proud of our facility, the Barnum House.  The Historical Society of Frederick Maryland has a pretty nice facility of their own. Earlier this week I spent the day in their library.  I had a great visit, doing some serious genealogical work.  There was a [...]

Heading South

Heading South

Posted 26 September 2010 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

While this will not be a full post with pictures and such, I did want to update where we are and where we’re going. We’re sitting in Gettysburg at the moment after spending a couple of days here.  Within the hour we’re off to Harper’s Ferry for two days. Three weeks in NYC left little [...]

Vermont

Vermont

Posted 29 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Travels | 11 Comments

Today we did nothing.  Well…almost nothing.  We did laundry, which we hadn’t done in some time and rearranged the underneath storage on the trailer.  But the rest of the day, we sat around and watched fall come to southern Vermont. This campground…Greenwood…just outside Bennington is just off the Appalachian Trail and is perhaps the best campground [...]

Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Posted 27 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Scenery, Travels | No Comments

Actually, I had hoped to do this more than weekly, but it was a week ago today we were in Oberlin, OH and that was the last post.  We went to their farmer’s market (not so great) and then went in to Cleveland to have a look around. I’ve only been through a couple of [...]

Good Days and Bad

Good Days and Bad

Posted 20 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Travels | 1 Comment

We’ve had good days, great days and bad days.  The definition of each is sketchy.  Donna’s bad day is my all right day.  In fact, I have very few bad days.  That day in Montana when I took a bad road on a whim and didn’t seem to concerned, and then Donna didn’t talk to [...]

Genealogy Meccas

Genealogy Meccas

Posted 19 August 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Genealogy, HCHS | 8 Comments

When we first started this trip there were a few places I wanted to visit, mainly for the purpose of following up on some genealogical questions I had.  But what has happened is I’ve stumbled onto the genealogical mecca tour, quite by accident. Our first stop on this magical genealogical tour was the ultimate repository, [...]