The trip was an endurance test! Oh, my aching legs and swollen ankles.
Below is our agenda, which I just found - on Dec. 26, 2014 - crinkled up in the bottom of my pocketbook.
I had all but given up going to Yellowstone and then I read about it. FYI, Yosemite National Park is in CA.
Discussed it with Doug Chute, our escort. "It's my favorite trip," he said.
Doug was a great escort, very knowledgeable.
Did I tell you I switched my seat so I was in the very back? That's bc my ankles swelled up every nite and I was afraid of getting a blood clot.
Here comes a whole rift of pix. I'll be reading "A Year with Hemingway" by Arnold Samuelson, while the photos are loading.
Read all about it!
Musical Fundraiser. He's never heard of The Bad Plus. TBP are London today playing at a jazz festival.
There were some tumbledown shacks in the South, but I couldn't get them on the swiftly moving bus.
In this rest stop, possibly outside of Lexington, VA, a display case showed hard hats worn by miners. That was a real education to me.
I have some cousins, some now deceased, who worked in Weirton, West Virginia, and were doctors to the coal miners. One was a judge. These men all die early - at about 50 - bc of heart disease. Find them here. Don't worry, heart disease isn't contagious, unless you're a family member.
It tasted dreadful. I can taste it right now.
When I know I've eaten enough to raise my blood sugar I said.
Alta is taking c/o her 60-yo son who moved in with her after he suffered a severe stroke seven years ago.
minorities newspaper. Quite an indictment.
was supposedly in Greenwich Village.
Aboard the bus, we played Bingo. Very clever how you slide the red markers over when your number is called. I did not expect to win and didn't.
What did your mom or grandmom do?
My mother worked in Cleveland at the Navy Yard. Must ask her what she did.
"Our Gal Sal."
It's a Boeing B-17 E.
Ready to enlist to fight the Axis Powers? Hop aboard this train which will take you right to boot camp.
The simulated ride takes about five minutes. Fake scenery on the left and right.
My dad joined the US Marines.
Harley Davidson motorcycle
From their website, scoll down - Among other motorcycles made for the Army, H-D produces the unique XA 750, a motorcycle with horizontally opposed cylinders and shaft drive, designed for desert use. The contract is cancelled early due to war combat moving out of North Africa. Only 1,011 XA's are built.
Very knowledgeable, I just gave him the highest rating.
Not everyone liked the trip. Read the other comments.
They met in Seattle. Her family is from Japan, so she moved with Ian (?) to Vancouver, where the immigration policy is far better than the States.
How do we know, I asked Captain Jason, that he likes to be held?
He'd wiggle around if he didn't like it, said Captain Aheb.
A bayou, said Captain Queeg of the Caine Mutiny, as played by Bogart, is a naturally occuring waterway, while a canal is manmade like the Erie Canal or the mule-barge canal in Lambertville, NJ.
They eat carrion... raccoons and other critters in the forests beyond. Should a person die there, the vultures smack their lips.
His late wife's name was Ruth. She died many years ago while on vacation. She got a blood clot in her lung and by the time she got to the hospital, the vultures were waiting.
Ed is a freelance driver. His two sons also emigrated to the US from Liberia. One was expecting him shortly and he wanted to leave me.
Ed, I said, please wait until my boyfriend picks me up.
Finally, I saw Scott's White Honda. He'd gone in the restaurant, and I went in and got him.
Ah, the work I did today. Unpacked everything. Washed all the clothes I took with me.
Went to the Giant for some food, but frankly my dear, I didn't feel so hot. I ordered Chicken Corn Chowder
sat in the Coffeeshop and ate it, then after that I drank
Chocolate soy milk. Yum!