Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Moving Of This Blog

This blog will now move to one of my other blogs. My travels will be posted there. I will leave this page up so you have a link to my other sites.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Returning To The Home Of My Childhood In Baytown Texas

They say you can not go home .. wonder why.. my sister and I did go back home a couple of weeks ago. Okay just to see the home we lived in with our parents in Baytown Texas in the early 1950's . This was a hard time for our family. I was almost 4 years old and my sister was just about 2 years old. Our sweet mama came down with the horrible polio disease. There are three types and she just happened to come down with all three of them. The doctors told my Dad that she would probably not make it. Guess God wasn't ready for her. She lived until February 1998.

That is me with my mouth open .. glad a bug didn't fly in and my sister Mary.

Well back to Baytown. Since we plan to move back to Minnesota after a year and a half living in the Houston area. My sister Mary with her hubby and my hubby and I decided to take a quick trip down to Baytown to see if we could find the house and then off to the library to copy the newspaper articles from that time that mentioned my mother.

This is the house we lived in . It was a duplex then. Sure must of been tiny.

The hospital my sister was born in, mama was taken to a hospital in Houston when she got polio.

And of course where we had lunch before heading back to home.

Can not remember the name of the cafe but had really good Cheeseburgers.
My darling of a hubby
and sister and brother in law. We had a great day, saw the old house and had a great cheeseburger. Life is great.

Thanks for stopping by.. come again Grace

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Traveling The Roads of Texas on a Budget

Sure do miss traveling. We are now in Texas, Houston area and not out traveling at this time. Spooky is doing just fine and probably happy that she is not on the road in our van or our former motor home.

Money is tight , motor home is sold but I still have the urge to travel and see what I can even if it is in my own back yard.

I will be traveling the back roads of Texas on a budget. We do not have to travel far to have a fun time.

This picture is one of my favorite lunch places in Richmond Texas... Maggie McGee's. They have a fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich ...

Inside is colorful and cheery

The building is suppose to be haunted by this gentleman. I have not seen him.... yet

Hope to continue my journey of Texas bit by bit.. grace

Friday, September 11, 2009

May We Never Forget

Today is a day we need to take some time and remember that horrible day in our history and pray for all those we lost and their familys.
May we never forget.... God Bless America

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Boston Massachuetts Flash Back to 2001

I love to travel. There is so many beautiful places to visit here in the United States.
I love New York, Washington DC and Boston the most. Of course I have yet been able to travel to Europe or anywhere outside of the US except briefly to Canada and the border towns of Mexico so all could change.

There is so much history to be found in Boston. There is Paul Revere's Home, North Church, and Century Old Cemeteries. Some where one of my ancestors is buried among those graves. While in Boston there was so much to see and so much to do. We ran out of time and did not have a chance to research where this grandmother was buried. Some day in the future I hope I will walk the streets of Boston again.

We stayed at the Copley Square Hotel. It was nice and close to all the tourist sights.
We took the tour of the Ship "Constitution ". We at fish by the harbor and clam chowder at a small vendor stand outside by the harbor.

It was so fun to tour the Boston Tea Party Boat. The young people working are so friendly

Hope that you have enjoyed my remembrance of Boston Massachusetts

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fee Free Weekends at National Parks

We are in the middle of summer and you are probably looking for inexpensive things to do with the family.
I received this link in an email from a genealogy group I am involved with. Thought it would be a great to pass on to my readers looking for inexpensive things to do with the remainder of the summer and the family can share the history of our wonderful country.
Fee-Free Weekends in Your National ParksAmerica’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees*.Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)July 18-19, 2009August 15-16, 2009
History is everywhere In nearly 400 national parks and every hometown. It covers everything from the remnants of ancient civilizations to the boyhood homes of U.S. Presidents to the stirring sagas of hard-fought wars to the reverberations of one woman refusing to give up her seat on a bus. History is a part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be.As you explore these pages, we hope you find what you are looking for – but even more importantly, we hope you discover something that surprises you. We invite you to learn more about history and how the National Park Service works to preserve it.
Keep saving , stay safe and enjoy these links I have included thanks to http://www.nps.gov/history/

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Touring New York City

We may not always be able to travel as much as we would like due to finances, but if we take the time to take photos, find some fun post cards to bring home we can always return to the memories of our fun adventures. My dh and I have had many wonderful adventures in our 20 years ago. We have traveled much of the US. What memories we have. As I sit and sort the photos I am back in New York City. We were there before that awful day in 2001. We had a small hotel room just off Broadway and 42nd street. We went to the top of the hotel and there was a small bar. There we sat and had a drink and almost next to us was the Empire State Building. We took the subway to Battery Park, took the ferry to the Ellis island to see the Statue of Liberty. http://www.nps.gov/stli/. We joined a bus group to tour New York city. On this tour a wonderful man was our tour guide. A life time New Yorker accent and all . He showed us Greenwich village, we ate chinese in China Town, took the ferry to Staten Island, and best of all visited the Twin towers just before midnight. We rode all the way to the top and drank champagne and ate chocolate strawberries at Windows on the World Restaurant as we looked out over the city. We could see the Statue of Liberty from there what a wonderful site that was. That memory will always be with me. A pleasant memory but also a sad memory. The staff was young, pleasant and helpful. I remember them often and say a little prayer. I love New York City. The people, the taxi's and the noise and of course the wonderful deli's.