Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!

We’ve just returned from a week or so of traveling and now it’s time to update my “100 Waterfall Bucket List“! The photo above is of Hog’s Back Falls in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  We also saw Rideau Falls in Ottawa and Montmorency Falls near Quebec City. I really LOVE waterfalls!

AND…funny thing…I recently read this article “The Most Jaw Dropping Waterfalls in all 50 states”  and it lists the waterfall in front of the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada as that state’s best waterfall!  I understand that Nevada is the driest state and they probably don’t have any natural waterfalls.  I’ve been to the Mirage Hotel’s waterfall.  Can I count it?….Should I count it as one of my 100?  Let me know what you think! :o)

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{Rideau Falls, Ottawa, Canada}

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{Montmorency Falls, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada}

Have a great day!  Do something NEW…maybe work on a NEW bucket list?!?

 

 

 

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Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!

Well, this last weekend I got to cross one more waterfall off my 100-WaterFalls-Bucket-List.

Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho {DONE}!  It was a great time of year to go.  SO much water rushing over those cliffs!  I understand that sometimes there’s only a drizzle, depending on how much water the farmers are using for their crops up-stream, the amount of run-off that year etc.  The time of day we went to visit the falls was obviously great too — that rainbow was there the entire time.  Cool huh?  Shoshone Falls is sometimes referred to as “The Niagara Falls of the West”. Although I love the falls, the surrounding scenery is quite a bit greener at Niagara, NY/Canada!

Next miscellany: How do you text ‘Thank You’?  I usually just text Thx, but I understand 10Q is also an option. :o)  So, when we had Student Employee Appreciation Week at the University where I work, I stayed up late one night and made this batch of ’10Q’ cookies.  HA! The students thought I was so clever, ha ha ha!

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And lastly, this miscellaneous humor (I texted this to my police officer son) :o)

A blonde was driving down the road and she looks up and sees a tree so she swerves to the left. The tree is still in front of her so she swerves to the right, this time her car rolls into the ditch. When the police officer came, the blonde told him about the tree that was in front of her. The officer kindly explained that the tree was the green air freshener hanging off her rear view mirror.

{Sorry, corny eh? But it made me smile.}

Have a great week!  Do or learn something NEW!

 

 

 

 

 

a NEW thematic bucket list

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I love, loVE, LOVE waterfalls, so I’m gonna keep track of the ones I visit and try to cross off a bucket list of visiting 100 waterfalls. I’ve gotta get busy! Just so I don’t get overwhelmed, I’ll list the three I “plan-to-go-to next” at the top. So, here we go:

**Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California

**Havsupi Falls, Arizona

**Stewart Falls, Sundance, Utah

 

  1. Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica {done}
  2. Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota {done}
  3. Multnomah Falls, Oregon{done}
  4. American Falls, Niagara, New York {done}
  5. Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara, New York {done}
  6. Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, New York
  7. Bridal Veil Falls, Provo, Utah{done}
  8. Akaka Falls in Hilo, Hawaii {done}
  9. Emerald Pools Waterfall, Zion National Park, Utah {done}
  10. Horsetail Falls, Alpine, Utah{done}
  11. Cascade Falls, Brianhead, Utah{done}
  12. Upper Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park {done}
  13. Lower Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park {done}
  14. Snoqualmie Falls, Seattle, Washington {done}
  15. Kanarraville Falls, Kanarraville, Utah {done}
  16. Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, ID {done}
  17. Twin Falls, ID {done}
  18. St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis, MN {done}
  19. Hog’s Back Falls, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada {done}
  20. Rideau Falls, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada {done}
  21. Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada

NEW waterfall photos

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Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week – mostly with playing catch-up from being gone over Labor Day weekend.  You know how that goes, right?

We had a fun weekend. These falls are called Toquerville Falls. We had planned to go to this spot the same weekend we hiked Kanarraville Falls (remember that post?)…but even with our four-wheel drive vehicle, we thought the road was too rough and we turned around without making it.  But we took our ATVs this trip, and it was SO much more fun!

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Fun ATV ride, beautiful waterfalls, family time, good weekend.  I hope you all had a safe and lovely holiday!  Enjoy your day and learn or do something NEW!

 

a NEW song-ography

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Happy Sunday!

I’ve been wanting to play along with a song-ography at You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out for a long time…and I finally got to it!  Yesterday hubby and I went on a hike to see this waterfall.  Well, it was quite the adventure!  We made it to this look-out point, but somehow we missed the trail to go down to the actual falls.  It started pouring rain on us and by the time we got home, we were totally drenched.  You’d think we went swimming in our hiking clothes!  I appreciate my hubby so much.  He had a meeting he could’ve attended, but he knew that I wanted to do this, so he didn’t go to the meeting.  I’m grateful he is striving to keep a balance, because he has had a few meetings lately that have encroached into family time.  I love him lots and dedicate this song-ography to him:

Waterfall by Chris Tomlin

Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Running wild and free
You hear my heart when I call, when I call
Deep calls, too deep
Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall
Raining down on me

Waterfall, waterfall
Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

random notes from our NEW travels

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Hey everyone! Well, we’re back from our travels to Minnesota.  We’ve never been to that beautiful state, so it was all NEW to us.  Above is my favorite photo from the trip.  I’m ECSTATIC that this photo turned out as well as it did, given that I used a longer shutter speed without a tripod!   Woohoo!  Minnesota was really green and pretty!  Tons of water in that state….especially this year!  The Mississippi river and all the creeks around town were almost at flood stage.  But Mother Nature was very kind to us, and the weather was gorgeous while we were there….only a trickle of rain the entire week. {Thank you!}  This photo is of Minnehaha Falls.  I love waterfalls!  They are so gorgeous and powerful!  I also enjoyed learning some of the local history.  Quite a bit of it related to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, ‘The Song of Hiawatha’.  That was interesting, because I’m somehow related to the poet (probably in a round about way) and most of my time in MN was working on family history.  I’ll share a bit more in future posts about that.

Well, have a great Saturday!  Do or Learn something NEW!.