Attraction


On Christmas Day we went to Mission San Jose for church services and to tour the Mission grounds

On Christmas Day we went to Mission San Jose for church services and to tour the Mission grounds

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Nobles Courtly Glade Fashion on display

Nobles Courtly Glade Fashion on display

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Mitchell Park “The Domes” is a horticulural conservatory consisting floral show, tropical, and desert theme domes.

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Waimea Canyon is similar to the Grand Canyon in Arizona and is 10 miles long, and 3600 feet deep.

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The rim overlook is approximately 11 miles north of Kekaha on Highway 550 (Koke’s Road), and on the west side of Kauai.

The Waimea Canyon is similar in appearance to the Grand Canyon of Arizona, but smaller in size.

The road into Waimea Canyon climbs to almost 4000 feet from sea level with cooler air, morning mists and evening clouds.

Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3600 feet deep.

This is the North Point bedrock shelf shelf that is a rare geologic formation around Lake Michigan shoreline.

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These are two shorebirds that were photographed at North Point. They are the Dunlin above, and the Semipalmated Sandpiper below.

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The beady eye of the Bald Eagle is seen as its soars in to Lock 14 waters for the fish catch.

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I went with a van of four Wisconsin birders to Le Claire, Iowa for Bald Eagle Viewing and photographing. The Mississippi River had not frozen up due to unusually warm weather, so we gave it a try, as it was to be sunny but windy. The water below Lock 14 usually doesn’t freeze; therefore the Eagles come there to get food. The Bald Eagle numbers were down, but we still saw 10-15. As you can see, we watched the Eagles at Lock & Dam 14 soaring over the water, and resting in the nearby trees. The weather was great, there was plenty of sun, and the cameras were clicking away as all had a great time.

Overlooking the historic city of Hermann, Missouri and the Missouri River in the distance.

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German immigrants founded the city of Hermann, Missouri in the 1830’s. It was an area of vineyards and wineries until Prohibition shut down the industry. In the 1960’s it began to be revived by the wine industry. Today there are seven wineries and tourism that mainly support the community to provide one-third of the states wine. Edward Hermann is one who bought land and is considered by many the founder of the town. The goals of the colony were to preserve German culture built around farming, commerce, and industry. However the name came from a Germanic leader Hermann der Cherusker who defeated the Romans in a battle in the year 9. Today there has been formed a historic district made up of approximately 150 historic buildings arranged with quaint views and charms of the earlier time.