been keeping up with Desert Green activities via the web. We think
you're doing a great job!! Thanks a lot.
we are in Alstead, New Hampshire now. After our Mt Rushmore
tour, we did our own tour around Custer State Park. Saw a very large
herd of buffalo that kind of took over the road way. They are
impressive beasts. Our granddaughter thought Mall of America was the
greatest, which is what you'd expect from a 13 year old. On the way
there we stopped at Wall Drug.
through Traverse City, Michigan and tramped the sand dunes.
Got to Massachusetts a couple of days early because our traveler was
getting a little homesick. Took in a "Vintage Base Ball" game in
Westfield, Massachusetts. Game is played according the rules in effect
in the 1880's.
the first picture is of a portion of the buffalo herd in
Custer State Park. The next two are at Sleeping Bear Dunes near
Traverse City. There's a picture of Evie and granddaughter (Taryn) on
the shores of Lake Michigan. I finished with a couple of pictures of
the vintage base ball game.
two teams are brought onto the field on a horse-drawn wagon.
Since it was the custom back then to determine "home team" by a coin
toss, I've included a picture of that. The participants are the team
captains, the arbiter (umpire) and the league commissioner,who just
happens to be Jim Bouton, the former major league pitcher.
also had a troupe of actors dressed in period costums and we
got involved for a short time with the sufferage movement. The "Irish
bobby" also got involved by chasing a drunk off the field.
a great time. Will pick up our grandson from baseball camp on
Cape Cod this weekend and deliver him to his home in Maine. That will
probably be our only opportunity to visit with him this year.
also planning a 90th birthday party for Stu's Mom with his
brothers. Staying busy. Looking forward to seeing everyone back at in
Pahrump by late September. Love to all.