Saturday, September 26, 2020

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

I did not know any history of Cadillac Ranch, so I took the following information from Wikipedia.

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant FarmThe installation consists of ten Cadillacs (1949-1963) buried nose-first in the ground. The cars were either older running, used or junk cars ~ together spanning the successive generations of the car line ~ and the defining evolution of their tailfins. Ten Cadillacs all in a row out in his field, but close enough to the access road to allow people to stop and look at them.  

Friday, September 25, 2020

Cross of our Lord Jesus, Groom, Texas

When you drive along I-40, 31 miles east of Amarillo at Exit 112, you cannot miss the cross that sits along the side of the road at Cross Ministries. Cross Ministries was founded in 1995 by Steve Thomas, and his wife Bobby. Their first idea was a large spiritual billboard, but it expanded into a wonderful gift shop, statutes around the area, and a 19-story, 2-1/2 million pound steel cross. The stations that you see at the bottom of the cross are highlighted below.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas

I have been wanting to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park for a while now.  We had visited Caprock Canyon in October 2016, and I heard that Palo Duro was supposed to be something to see. Honestly, it was very nice, but not awe inspiring. The hills and mountains at Caprock Canyon are much nicer. The one thing I noticed here were the nice, smooth trails which means we did not need hiking shoes, but we were able to wear our sandals.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Texas Air & Space Museum, Amarillo, Texas

Located at Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo, the Texas Air & Space Museum is maintained by volunteers, but I think they enjoy being there and telling visitors all about their exhibits and airplanes. We had a great guide ~ Ron Fernuik, who is the President of the museum.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Fritch, Texas

The Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument was established in 1965 as the first national monument in Texas. The NPS arrowhead identifies a special place which is owned by all Americans.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The False Ideals of the Democrat Party

We are being told that this country is racist; the Democrats are continually telling us that systemic racism is rampant. Yet, slavery was around for thousands of years before America was founded. We started this country and worked to abolish slavery, not the other way around. Sure, it took awhile, but when we became a nation in 1776, slaves were already here while under the rule of England. In 1808 slave trade was abolished under Thomas Jefferson (Republican). In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln (Republican) proclaimed emancipation of slaves effective January 1, 1863. In 1865 the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified which banned slavery (100% R; 23% D). In 1870 under President Ulysses S. Grant (Republican) the 15th Amendment was passed prohibiting the exclusion of voting rights based on race (100% R; 0% D). The 14th Amendment gave slaves citizenship (94% R; 0% D). The UN did not outlaw slavery until 1948.

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Craziness of 2020 (to be updated periodically)

We always come back to Tres Rios in Glen Rose, Texas in the fall for our annual doctors' appointments. Then winter and holidays are spent with our family. Come early 2020 and I start on our summer travel plans. I had planned on us going west through New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and into northern California to see some of the national parks. 

But then in March the World was hit with the Corona virus, which many believe came out of a laboratory in Wuhan, China. However, I did read another version which said it could have started during 2014-2015. A study called the Gain of Function Research was being done at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. They were trying to make something that could potentially cause harm and make it more harmful. There are always questions about research, so I put a link to that here so you can read it for yourself. In addition, in 2015 Fauci was involved with $3.5 million being transferred from the NIH to the laboratory in Wuhan - something fishy there.