Monthly Archives: July 2008

My Spring of 100 Mistakes – Part 4

Downtown Casper, Wyoming I picked up twenty sheets of developed 4×5″ film from the lab today. Although I made hundreds of photographs with my digital camera, these were certainly the most enjoyable to produce and also the ones that filled … Continue reading

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Tractors

I love farm toys. My grandfather used to build the real tractors in Waterloo for John Deere, and he would give us 1/16 scale toys when we were kids. After he retired, he decided to rebuild an old Oliver, just … Continue reading

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Back on the air soon…

Apparently, the West does not have a good system of Internet tubes. And the ones I was able to tap into I mainly used for homework. We will return you to regularly scheduled programming soon. . . .

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West of the Imagination

Today we went to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. It’s a lot of fun, with a little something for everyone. Click for larger Click for larger Click for larger Click for larger Click for larger Click for … Continue reading

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In the shadow of Major Long

Longs Peak – Rocky Mountain NP (Click for larger) The early part of our travels led us to the northwestern-most point of the first federally funded expedition to the west which included professionally trained scientists and artists. Unlike the Lewis … Continue reading

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Freeland Cemetery: Natrona County, Wyoming

Yesterday (day #8 of our trip) Lisa, my mom, her husband, and I drove about a half-hour west of town to the Freeland Cemetery. Mom had noticed that I have an interest in old-timey cemeteries, so she thought it would … Continue reading

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Blown Away

Last night we went to a baseball game. The Casper Ghosts — no jokes please! — and the Ogden Raptors had played two complete innings of Rookie League (Advanced) minor league baseball when the umpires called the game on account … Continue reading

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View from Trail Ridge Road

Yesterday (day #6 of our trip) we left Colorado and headed north to Wyoming. On the way we went over Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain NP. Click for full image The image above is just a small section of … Continue reading

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Day #4

Here’s a peek at what we did today. . . . Copeland Falls – Rocky Mountain NP

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Top of the World

Greetings from Estes Park, Colorado — the Branson of the West! Okay, that’s not exactly fair, since it’s about a thousand times more upscale than Branson; but there are still lots of T-shirt stores, fudge kitchens, and mini-golf venues. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Denver: Gateway to the West

First off, to all my Canadian brethren and sistren, happy Canada Day. I’m still not 100% sure what you’re celebrating, but I’m glad that our Civil War scared you into confederation. Sorry if you thought we were gunning for you … Continue reading

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