Road Trip 2019 – Day 5 Part One

We started the day by visiting the Old Town Trail in Cody, Wyoming. This tourist attraction is actually pretty cool. The owners have created an Old Western town on the actual site of the town William “Buffalo Bill” Cody founded in 1895. The buildings are authentic structures gathered from locations around Wyoming and Montana.They were […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Day 3

Man we did a lot today! After a “real” breakfast at the Rushmore Hotel we headed out to Mount Rushmore. We were told there really wasn’t much to do there other than view four giant heads so we didn’t allow a lot of time. And that was accurate because it really is not a lot […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Day Two

Yesterday we drove 537 miles. That’s a lot of Black Angus steak walking around! In other words we saw a lotta cows. Today we traveled only 355 miles but made some really interesting stops. The weather was much kinder to us today. Blue skies all day! After our “continental breakfast” at the Howard Johnson’s we […]

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Road Trip 2019

Oh! Hello there! Bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth. Nope. Just spent a lot of time working at my “retirement” job over the last few months. I’ve temporarily lost my “mojo” for genealogy, but I’m sure it will return once my traveling is done and our house is empty of […]

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12 Treasures I Can See From My Couch!

The prompt for this week’s 52 Ancestors blog challenge is 12. The most obvious thing would be for me to write about my 12 siblings but I think I’ve covered that fairly well in the past!! So, in keeping with my own challenge this year to document Our Stuff, let me share some treasures with […]

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Large Family? More Like a Bramble-bush Than a Tree!

The prompt for this week’s 52 Ancestors challenge is “Large Family.” Oh boy, can I relate to that one!! Both my parents came from small families. My dad had one sibling, my Aunt Jessica. His parents also had only one sibling each. A little unusual in the early 1900s. My mom was an only child. […]

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RootsTech Report #4 – Cool Family Tree Treasures for Your Home!

I’ve mostly recuperated from my whirlwind week at RootsTech 2019. Since I’m procrastinating working on my dollhouse book, doing “real” work, and haven’t decided what to write for this week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, it seems a great time to share some of the cool stuff I found in the Expo Hall. I […]

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Rootstech Report #3 – WordPress vs Blogger

Note: This post is more “techie” than genealogy-based, so feel free to stop reading if the topic doesn’t interest you. I wont be offended. (Because I won’t even know!!) One of my goals for this past week was learn about the WordPress blogging platform. I registered for a WordPress account FIVE years ago when I […]

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My first WordPress post!

Thursday was a super busy day. Cheryl and I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out the best way to get this pic accomplished. A lovely young man, Chris Danson,a volunteer for Rootstech took pity on us and came over to take this great picture!!

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RootsTech Report #2 – Wednesday

After a leisurely breakfast at J.B.s Restaurant ($7.95 All You Can Eat Senior Citizen Breakfast Buffet!), we headed across the street for our first official day at RootsTech 2019. I steeled myself for the mass of humanity we had experienced last year. Again, congrats to the organizers! Gone were the lengthy lines. No more badge […]

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