Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun was up early and out all day. Even warmed up to 80. And we ended up doing nothing all day. Altitude is bothering Bill some. Glad we getting lower in altitude for Bill, but...that means it is getting hotter.
Posting this from Hardin, MT.
For us it was a long driving day. Almost 200 miles. Going around Billings and on to Hardin, MT. Where it is going to be in the high 90's UGH! It is close to the Little Big Horn NP so will stay here for a couple of days.
Some information on Barn Quilts
Quilt patterns on barns date back to colonial America. After the colonists became established and had spare income, they painted small patterns on the ends of the barns as a way to celebrate their heritage. Marilyn Carrigan, executive director of the Truman Museum in Truman, Minnesota, says, "The history of the barn quilt begins about 300 years ago with the arrival of immigrants from the Rhine region of Germany. They came for religious freedom. These groups included Amish, Mennonites, Lutherans and other Reform groups. Many settled in Pennsylvania, especially in Berks, Lancaster and Lehigh counties." The designs can still be found in the Amish communities today. The designs were also believed to protect the farm and bring good fortune.
A few pictures from the Conestoga Campground here in White Sulphur Springs.
There is a little creek and a small pond that is sometimes stocked with fish - not now though.
The owner has made several silhouette figures and they are all around the fence and in the campground .
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Nice big spaces. Gravel pretty level and some grass with picnic table. WiFi works most of the time.That is us kind of in the middle.
View from the window where I sit to work on the blog. Pic ex large.
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Same one medium.
There was a song written about White Sulphur Springs by a Doctor that lived and worked in the town. Click here to listen to it. When you get to the page scroll down to "White Sulphur Springs" turn up your speakers and click on one of the little arrows. Then click on the icon. Sad little song about the town and area.
Jimmy Buffett also sang/wrote a song about a little town just south of here called Ringling. Click here to read the lyrics. I wonder if he was ever actually there.
And kind of gets me into my thoughts on the blog.
Does any one ever go to the "click here" links or am I just wasting my time posting them.
What about the pictures: Too many of them? Should they be smaller in size - there are three different sizes in this blog.
Narrative - not enough? Too much? Interesting or boring?
Does what I find interesting - old things, weird things - historical things - interest anyone else?
Should I shorten it or continue like I'm doing?
Sometimes it feels more like a travelogue. Should it be more personal? We ourselves are not very exciting people.
Any suggestions or comments. Speaking of comments - they are one of the reasons I keep writing.