Water was our frame of reference for transportation growing up. Living on the Mississippi River, barge traffic and ferry boats were seen daily and growth was along the banks of the River. Now that our wandering has brought us westward, we realize how important the railroads were in developing towns as the population moved west. Continue reading
Sipping coffee and talking with Teresa, owner of The Pony Expresso, we were asked what brought us to Dolores, CO. Laurie answered we wanted to see the Galloping Goose and Teresa started laughing saying not many people come for that reason. Maybe not but we thought the Galloping Goose was unique and deserved a visit. Continue reading
Like many areas we have visited, Livingston, TX’s economy was largely influenced by timber. The W. T. Carter & Bro. Engine #5 is a coal burning steam engine which signifies the importance of the timber industry established in Polk County over 150 years ago and continues to be of importance today. The engine was built in 1911 by Philadelphia’s Baldwin Locomotive Works and was in operation until 1952.
McComb, MS – What happened to Kentwood, LA? We generally are where we are staying by 2:00 p.m., but knowing we had only a short drive from Baton to Kentwood, we did not leave Baton Rouge until 1:30 p.m. Arriving at the park in Kentwood, LA, we realized this was not the park for us! By now it was 3:30 p.m. and we had no place to stay and no idea where we would stay. Continue reading