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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. [...]

First Times at Skyline High

First Times at Skyline High

Posted 09 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 1 Comment

I lived in Salt Lake City from about 1964 until I graduated from Skyline high school in 1966.  In that time, you would think a peripatetic family like ours would have visited and viewed everything of interest in the area.  On this trip to SLC I’ve visited several venues for the first time ever. Last [...]

One Week, Four Campgrounds

One Week, Four Campgrounds

Posted 07 July 2010 | By | Categories: Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 4 Comments

The view from the campground was certainly  much nicer than the campground itself.  But it was our get-a-way night, and Redding was on the way. Goose Lake State Park, just across the northeastern border of California. Double Dice RV Park, Elko, NV.   A cement and gravel RV jungle….but if you have never spent a couple [...]

Off We Go…

Off We Go…

Posted 30 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 4 Comments

Into the wild, blue yonder…rising high, into the sun.  That’s sort of the way you feel as you go up and over the three passes that get you from the coast to the inland valley. We pulled the trigger half a day early and left after noon.  A couple of hours found us in Weaverville, [...]

It’s a Whole New Day

It’s a Whole New Day

Posted 21 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 7 Comments

We’re about a week and a half away from the Great Departure.  It seems like I’ve been making this trip for the last four or five months…going over the maps, looking at the camping books, measuring the driving days, looking at the area’s attractions, checking the campgrounds, going back over the maps, thinking about the [...]

California Poppy on my Bike Ride

California Poppy on my Bike Ride

Posted 06 April 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Pictures, Scenery | No Comments
Cornelius Family

Cornelius Family

Posted 29 March 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 11 Comments

During my trip to Texas (see below), Mom and Mel and I spent several days going through old photos.  Most were from Mom’s high school, college and early married years.  There were pictures of my parents being goofy.  There were pictures of family and friends we didn’t know.  There were pictures of places we couldn’t [...]

Arcata Marsh

Arcata Marsh

Posted 23 March 2010 | By | Categories: Pictures, Scenery | No Comments

It was spring here in Arcata this morning.  The windless-weather prompted a nice long walk, with camera in hand, down to the Arcata Marsh.  Residents call it “the marsh” but it is officially  known as The Arcata Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a pretty special place — habitat for [...]

James Monroe Watts

James Monroe Watts

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 4 Comments

This is our Great-great Grandfather.  Born 15 December, 1839, probably in Jessamine County, he was the ninth child of John and Susan…the youngest of their brood.  We’re fortunate that a brief, contemporary biography exists for James, printed in the 1887 edition of Kentucky’s history. James M…was reared on the home farm and educated in the [...]

Watts/Jones

Watts/Jones

Posted 14 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 5 Comments

Farming life in the old days was pretty tough and most of our ancestors did it for a living.  Sometimes I’m surprised that any of them made it through with enough energy to have kids.  Looking at some of the old pictures makes you appreciate even more what they endured. Before I get started on [...]