Monday, February 08, 2016

Turtle Mound Walkabout at Canaveral National Seashore.

MQTlogoa Welcome To My Quality time. Today I'll share with you a quick walkabout of "Turtle Mound" prehistoric shell midden at Canaveral National Seashore.
Turtle Mound is a prehistoric archaeological site located 9 miles (14 km) south of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on State Road A1A. On September 29, 1970, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is the largest shell midden on the mainland United States, with an approximate height of 50 feet (15 m). The mound extends for over 600 feet (180 m) along the Indian River shoreline and contains over 35,000 cubic yards (27,000 m3) of shells. Turtle Mound was estimated to be 75 feet (23 m) high before it was reduced by shellrock mining in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read More
“The earliest evidence of man at Canaveral is found in the numerous mounds and middens within it’s boundaries.”
By the time the Europeans arrived in this area distinct Indian groups were distributed throughout Florida. Living in the vicinity of Turtle Mound were the Timucuan people.
DSC_0018 Linda made it to the observation deck at the top of  Turtle Mound.
View looking north with New Smyrna Beach in the distance.
Looking east with the Atlantic ocean in the distance.
Looking west at Mosquito Lagoon and shipyard Island in the distance. Back country camping is available.
DSC_0022 I hope they got their permits before heading to their campsite.
A good spot for a picnic and/or shore fishing.
DSC_0047 The Gopher tortoises
are long-lived reptiles that occupy upland habitat throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. ( What is the difference between a tortoises and a turtle??? ) Next stop::
And::: the beach….
coolperson1 Thanks for stopping by My Quality Time.  You might wan to check out Our World Tuesday


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Our Western Culture

MQTlogoa A My Quality Time walkabout Goulding’s Museum for Our World Tuesday
Goulding's Trading Post is a lodge, trading post, and museum located just north of the Arizona–Utah border, adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley. Harry Goulding introduced director John Ford to Monument Valley where he shot several of his classic westerns. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1980 …From Wikipedia
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Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park.. Navajo Name: Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii  READ MORE
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum is comprised of several different areas.  The first is the ‘Trading Post Bull Pen’, The Ware Room, The Josef Muench  Room,The ‘Movie  Room, and  The ‘Living Quarters.’ READ A LOT MORE
“Diné Bikeyah, or Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. This vast land is unique because the people here have achieved something quite rare: the ability of an indigenous people to blend both traditional and modern ways of life. The Navajo Nation truly is a nation within a nation.”
A Must for John Wayne fans

“The Code Talker's served in all six Marine divisions from 1942 to 1945 and have been credited with saving countless lives. The Code Talker's primary job was to transmit information on tactics, orders and other vital battlefield information via telegraphs and radios in their native language.”
Goulding’s Lodge is located on the west side of Hwy 163 directly across the highway from the road that leads to the entrance of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. One could think of Goulding’s as a hub with:: campground, museum, restaurant, gift shop, grocery store, gas station & convenience store with a food court, car wash, and Laundromat, and an airportCheck This Out For More Info…..  Next, a different kind of “Code Talker”
fg “Run Forrest Run” Did you know Forrest Gump’s computer password is 1 Forrest 1….
“The ‘Living Quarters’ is  upstairs and has been restored as closely as possible to how the Goulding’s home appeared in the late 1940’s and early 50’s.”
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Gouldings Lodge & Trading Post ~ Monument Valley

mexicanhat Thanks for stopping by. Linda and I hope you enjoyed your visit.. While visiting the museum (which I would do again) we didn’t stay or dine at Goulding’s. Hopefully another time.. A little farther down the road::
DSC_0296  To Learn more check out this previous post:: Western Trip: Monument Valley, Valley Of The Gods, Moki Dugway.. A Photo Journey
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John Wayne Toilet Paper::::

Back in the days of cowboys and Indians, toilet paper had just been invented. An Indian, unaware of the new invention, was amazed when he saw a cowboy using it out in the woods. Instead of scalping the cowboy, he offers to let him live if he tells the Indian where he can get some toilet paper. And the cowboy told the Indian about a trading post in the middle of the forest.
The next day, the Indian was looking over the different types of toilet paper and asked the clerk how much the “Soft and Gentle” was.“That'd be $2.50,” said the clerk. “Too much,” mumbled the Indian, “how about the 'Gentle'?” “That one's $2,” answered the clerk. “Still too much,” complained the Indian, “anything cheaper?” “Welllll,” replied the clerk, “We do have a generic kind.” “What generic mean?” asked the Indian. “It means it doesn't have a name, and it's only 50 cents.” “Me take that,” said the Indian.
The next day, the Indian returns to the trading post and tells the clerk, “Me have name for generic toilet paper.” “Oh,” says the clerk, “what's the name?” “Me call it John Wayne... it's rough, tough and it take no crap from Indian.”
Things to do in Monument Valley