A Volkswagen Beetle is parked by the side of the road in Cozumel, Mexico, as seen during a stop on our 2022 Disney Cruise. You may already know that Beetles are popular in Mexico. Even though I know that, I still always enjoy seeing them, and I have tried to capture one on each of our two visits. You can see another VW Beetle in the post Street Views in Mexico from our 2016 cruise.
Cheyenne Bottoms near Great Bend, Kansas, is a large marsh habitat that provides a stopping place for migrating birds on the Central Flyway bird migration route. I took this moody-looking photo during our visit in April 2023. As you might guess from the name, Cheyenne Bottoms is a low area right in the middle of the Kansas plains. The entire Cheyenne Bottoms takes up 41,000 acres. Over 19,000 acres are the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, while another 7,300 acres are managed by The Nature Conservancy.
An interesting tree grows in Central Riverside Park in Wichita, Kansas, as seen during our Easter 2023 visit. We had gone to Kansas to visit Jaylin over the Easter weekend. However, he had to work some, so Laura and I went off exploring on our own. We went to check out the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit, and after we had seen the animals there, we spent a little time walking around Central Riverside Park, which is the home of the exhibit.
A marker placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution marks the location of the Santa Fe Trail in Great Bend, Kansas. Over the Easter weekend, we took another trip to Kansas to visit Jaylin. As is our custom, we looked for some interesting things to see while we were there. Of course, we are interested in history, so what interests us might not interest you. If not, just keep clicking.
This lovely girl has another birthday! That’s right, it is Laura’s birthday once again! Happy birthday to my beautiful wife! I won’t say what her age is, but the numbers are sometimes preceded by the name of a tropical island state. But age is not important. It is just a number. What is more important is getting to spend another year with someone special. Here’s hoping this birthday is the start of another great year!
Looking out at Dodge City, Kansas, from the top of the original location of the Boot Hill Cemetery, as seen during our 2022 Dodge City trip. A cowboy statue marks the location, along with a monument celebrating some of Dodge City’s famous residents. The name “Boot Hill” has become something of legend over the years, as a few different places like to claim its origin. You can find Boot Hill Cemeteries in Deadwood, South Dakota, and Tombstone, Arizona (which uses the “Boothill” spelling).
A poinciana tree reaches out over a street in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, as seen during our 2022 Disney Cruise. When the Disney Fantasy docked in Cozumel during our cruise, we did not have any plans besides exploring some of the town. So we disembarked the ship and went for a walk to see what we could see. During our walk, we kept seeing trees with bright orange flowers. Because of their color, the trees were quite an attention-grabber.
The Walt Disney World Swan hotel is seen across the water in this view from our July 2022 Florida trip. During our trip, we took an afternoon to visit the Epcot Resorts, as we often do. As you might notice from this photo, some clouds came up, and they were rather serious-looking clouds, too. As you might guess, those clouds did bring us some rain, too. We did not get too wet, so it was all good.