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International Falls

International Falls

Posted 23 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Friends, Genealogy, HCHS, Scenery | 3 Comments

We came here because there was a National Park I wanted to visit, mainly because it was out of the way and relatively new (1975), Voyageurs. I’d read a little about it, mainly concerning the timber wolves that roam the park’s islands and peninsula.  I wasn’t prepared for the stunning beauty and the history associated [...]

A Day on the Prairie

A Day on the Prairie

Posted 19 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Flora and Fauna, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | No Comments

We spent this day exploring the area around Williston, North Dakota. There are a surprising number of sites to visit in this relatively remote corner of the country.  But first…are you aware of the oil boom currently underway in Montana/North Dakota?  Haliburton, Schlumberger and other oil field service companies are thick as flies at dinner. [...]

A Long, Lonesome Road

A Long, Lonesome Road

Posted 18 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Flora and Fauna, Food, Scenery, Travels | 7 Comments

Now we get to the long, open prairies.  Most of us don’t ever have to cope with the endless, horizon chasing roads.  The landscape rolls, drops, rises and twists…and repeats for hundreds of miles.  The drive sucks up hour after hour and before you know it, the gas tank is low and it’s time for [...]

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Posted 15 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Scenery, Travels | 3 Comments

After three days of environmentally imposed radio silence, we’re back in touch with the world.  We are now in Bozeman, visiting with our nephew Bryce who still lives here after graduating from Montana State.  And I can see why…this area is made for those who like and use the outdoors the way Bryce does…fishing, bike [...]

Up we go to the top of the tree….

Up we go to the top of the tree….

Posted 29 June 2010 | By | Categories: Flora and Fauna, Scenery | 2 Comments

Our neighbor has some surprises in store for us when we return.  She’s doing some major landscaping and tree removal on the hillside behind us. Just so everyone knows that I am watching…here is the” before” picture of the back hillside.  This is the current view from our kitchen, dining room and deck.  This hillside [...]

Posted 02 May 2010 | By | Categories: Flora and Fauna | 2 Comments

At the same time each year we are always pleasantly surprised that the ballerinas have returned