VIDEO: Wedding-Part 1 of 3 (Click on photo and then click on triangle and video will play. If it stops once in a while, it is buffering and will start again. It all depends on how fast your internet is)
This video is about The Thomas/Norris Wedding-Part 1 of 3
VIDEO: Silverton, Colorado photos ( 7 mins)
Photos of what we saw in Silverton, Colorado. The voice you hear is that of our bus driver as we returned to Durango. The railroad gives you the option of riding the rails in both directions or doing the bus on the return leg. We chose the bus to have a different experience.
From Silverton, Colorado
VIDEO: Mesa Verde National Park - Colorado ( 18 1/2 mins)
This video is about Mesa Verde, Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. It is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, or as he said, "preserve the works of man". It is the only cultural National Park set aside by the National Park System. It occupies 81.4 square miles (211 km2) near the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples, sometimes called the Anasazi. There are more than 4000 archaeological sites and 600 cliff dwellings at the site.
The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300, though there is evidence they left before the start of the 15th century. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi are famous for their elegant basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records.
By the year 750 the people were building mesa-top villages made of adobe. In the late 1190s they began to build the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is famous.
Mesa Verde is best known for cliff dwellings, which are structures built within caves and under outcroppings in cliffs — including Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The Spanish term Mesa Verdetranslates into English as "green table". It is considered to contain some of the most notable and best preserved archaeological sites.
From Mesa Verde, Colorado
Innerbelt Bridge, Cleveland - 7-12-14
You may have seen it yesterday on National tv, the demolition of the Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland and now you have the opportunity to see my version of Cleveland Bridge falling down. Yes, my #2 daughter, Donna, and I met up at 5a.m. and rode together to Tremont, OH, a Cleveland suburb to witness the event in person. Glad we did because it was fun being with a group of people of enjoyed the event.
Want to see what we saw? Well, if that was a big energetic "Yeah, I guess so, why not, I've got nothing else to do at the moment" type of answer then click on above link and off you go...............
From Videos - Ohio
Penny and I love our Cleveland Orchestra so Thursday evening, July 3, 2014 we went to enjoy the evening with them
at the Blossom Music Center. It turned out to be quite a memorable performance for me especially since Conductor
Schissel composed an arrangement of music played during the days of President Kennedy's funeral proceedings.
I never had an opportunity to talk with anyone who also marched in President Kennedy's Funeral Procession but comments made by Conductor Schissel during the evening made we realize, that probably most, if not all the participants, recall vividly what they heard that day of the Funeral. Interested in knowing? If so, click on link to take you back to November 25, 1963.
Video: (12 minutes
After the Blossom Festival Band performed, I purchased a CD of the Festival Band and fortunately Conductor Schissel was there to autograph it and write a message. We also had a short conversation and he was enthused to hear that I too reflect frequently back to sounds I vividly recall from November 25. . The Conductor certainly is an outgoing gentleman who is exciting to be around.
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