Tuesday, March 16, 2010
President and Mrs. Johnson donated their ranch to the National Park Service prior to his death in 1972. Because Mrs. Johnson continued living there, public access to the property was limited to guided bus tours. After her death in July 2007, the national park service began expanding public access to the home, and several areas are now open for viewing.
Photos by Beverly and Larry Burmeier
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Mention the Chisholm Trail, and you’ll conjure up visions of the Old West. Today, you can find a modern version of the frontier pathway in CentralTexas at Chisholm Trail Winery--not so different in its rural setting, but with a final destination far removed from the semi-cultured establishments of that era.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a picnic by Spring Creek, located on the Chisholm Trail property; then stroll over to the winery’s tasting room for a refreshing glass of light, fruity whites or dry reds.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The water was cold, and the rocks slippery, but we breathed quickly and plunged into the clear green pool, catching splashes from two nearby waterfalls on our faces. We were swimming at picturesque Ti Tou Gorge, deep in the lush tropical forest of Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-eek-a), at the very same spot where cannibals chased Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
|Matthei Botanical Garden is bursting with spring time blooms.|
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier