Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Trump Lost The Election...Send Him To The BadLands

MQTlogoa Get ready for a “Quality Time” visit to Badlands National Park. PRESERVE OUR NATIONAL PARKS…… Let them know your wishes..Directory of Representatives

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Badlands National Park (Lakota: Makȟóšiča) is a national park of the United States located in southwestern South Dakota. It protects 242,756 acres (379.306 sq mi; 98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The park is managed by the National Park Service. READ MORE

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“Little is known of the prehistory of the region which comprises Badlands National Monument. The time of man's entry into the Badlands-Black Hills region is unknown. The oldest Indian site found in western South Dakota is in the Angostura Basin south of Hot Springs. Studies indicate it to be a little more than 7,000 years old. Evidence shows that these early people were big-game hunters who preyed upon mammoth, large bison, and other animals that lived in the lush post-glacial grass lands.” READ MORE

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DSC_0146 "I was totally unprepared for that  revelation called the Dakota Badlands. What I saw  gave me an indescribable sense of mysterious elsewhere."       Frank Lloyd Wright

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“Homesteaders Aspects of American homesteading began before the end of the American Civil War; however, it did not affect the Badlands until the 20th century. Then, many hopeful farmers traveled to South Dakota from Europe or the eastern United States to try to seek out a living in the area.” See what a typical homestead and sod house looks like:: CLICK CLICK CLICK  DSC_0151

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“On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, pine forests and massive upheaved rock formations of the Pahá Sápa (Black Hills) give way to Nature’s spectacular maze called the Makȟóšiča (Badlands), the Great Thíŋmakȟočhe (Prairie) and rolling Chasmú Pahá (Sand Hills). Even people from other cultures are quick to understand the Lakota Nation’s strong bond with Unci Maka (Mother Earth) once they see they the unique and amazing features of the landscape in this Sacred area.” READ MORE

DSC_0167 Trump Continues Corporate Fueled War on National Parks.. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,  reversed a 2011 ban on plastic water bottles within National Parks. READ MORE

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Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump..READ MORE

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DSC_0172 Trump Administration Threatens National Parks and Monuments…  READ MORE

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DSC_0178 Time for a little lunch in the Badlands………. I hope that isn’t Linda holding a plastic bottle….

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IMG_4102 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Badlands N.P. As you can see Linda finally did find a prehistoric animal…LOL………..

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Wyoming Trail Ride

Between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone Between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone Between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone WANDERING

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The Cody Ranch Trail Ride::: Great place to stay while exploring Yellowstone. The trail ride was a highlight of the trip.
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JOE TODD  How Physical Activity Can Get You Out of a Rut… Move Your Body… Change Your Environment.. Get Outside.. Interact with Other Humans—In Real Life.. Log Off.. Seek Professional Help..READ MORE.. I really enjoy going to movies (especially in the winter) Planning your next trip/adventure and looking at the many many photos from previous adventures.
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Dancer - old codger3333Have a Quality Time Day…

Monday, June 22, 2020

MQTlogoa What we need in this country is a Peaceful Insurrection.
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“The Western obsession with productivity and accumulation of wealth has led the world into a crisis.
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“To come out of it, we need a radical departure from this constant rush forward—the constant quest for more and better—that we’ve been carry out not only in the financial,but also in the realms of science and technology.”
DSC_0091 ”It is high time that integrity,justice,and sustainable development be allow to prevail.”
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“There are grave issues. Our adventure on Earth is imperiled, and should man persist in making the planet uninhabitable it will come to an end.”
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“The traditional story is that, long ago, there was a time of famine. The chief of the Lakota sent out two scouts to hunt for food. While the young men travelled they saw a figure in the distance and as they approached, they saw that it was a beautiful young Indian woman in white buck skin. She had dark hair, skin and eyes. One of the men was filled with lust for the woman. He approached her, telling his companion he would attempt to claim her as a wife. His companion warned him that she appeared to be a sacred woman, and to do anything sacrilegious would be dangerous and disrespectful. The man ignored the other's advice. The second man watched as the first approached and embraced the woman, during which time a white cloud enveloped the pair. When the cloud disappeared, only the mysterious woman and a pile of bones remained. The bones were the remains of the man. The remaining man was frightened, and began to draw his bow, but the holy woman beckoned him forward, telling him that no harm would come to him as she could see into his heart and he did not have the motives the first man had. As the woman spoke Lakota, the young man decided she was one of his people, and came forward. At this time, the woman explained that she was wakȟáŋ (holy, having spiritual and supernatural powers). She further explained that if he did as she instructed, his people would rise again. The scout promised to do what she instructed, and was told to return to his encampment, call the Council and prepare a feast for her arrival. She taught the Lakota seven sacred ceremonies and gave them the čhaŋnúŋpa, the sacred ceremonial pipe. After teaching the people and giving them her gifts, Ptesáŋwiŋ left them, promising that one day she would return.”
DSC_0035 Joe Todd and Linda touching the wall of Devils Tower. This is a Sacred Site to American Indians and maybe it should be for all. MQTlogoa1500x500 Have a “Quality Time” day………