Here is the clan walking toward the monument.
I am not posting much because Internet access on I-90 pretty much is zero. So I can’t read my dash, either. Having major tumblr withdrawal! I miss you all! Be back soon!
Love,
Karla
PS You can read about our day yesterday here: http://karlaakins.com/in-which-i-dont-take-a-park-ranger-seriously-and-he-is-not-amused/

Here is the clan walking toward the monument.

I am not posting much because Internet access on I-90 pretty much is zero. So I can’t read my dash, either. Having major tumblr withdrawal! I miss you all! Be back soon!

Love,

Karla

PS You can read about our day yesterday here: http://karlaakins.com/in-which-i-dont-take-a-park-ranger-seriously-and-he-is-not-amused/

On a roadtrip

I’m on a roadtrip with my family. 5100 miles. In a car. Fun? Well, the twins have autism, my husband has ADD and my mother-in-law has Alzheimer’s. Hilarity ensues. Such as when my suitcase took off down a hill at one of the hotels and I went running after it shouting, “come baaaaack!” And when Mama Ellen keeps asking—while we’re in the car—when we’re going to leave.

Anyway, today we’re headed to Sturgis. We didn’t know we were coming at the same time as the big rally! Since Mr. Himself and I both ride motorcycles, we want to see the famous town before the chaos begins.

(See my post here about what happened when a tire on our car shredded yesterday!)

After Sturgis we’ll head over to Mt. Rushmore and then on to Yellowstone. This is as far west as I’ve ever been so I’m loving the sights.

meladoodle:

meladoodle:

meladoodle:

my granddad just called me to tell me how big his cauliflowers are growing and it was so cute theyre “TWICE as big as the ones you get in the shop”

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i told my granddad this post has 3,500 notes and he said ‘who are they? do i know them?’ he wanted me to list everyone and see if he knew anyone

(Source: meladoodle, via basketbike)

madworldnews:

Parents Furious After This Sign Was Posted at a Popular Restaurant
A popular restaurant in California is catching some heat after a sign they posted at the front of their establishment.

Just another sign of our culture’s value of children. Sad.

madworldnews:

Parents Furious After This Sign Was Posted at a Popular Restaurant

A popular restaurant in California is catching some heat after a sign they posted at the front of their establishment.

Just another sign of our culture’s value of children. Sad.

ollietherottweiler:

So he rolls in dirt and comes over to me as proud as punch. What a nob head.

I miss my rotties.

ollietherottweiler:

So he rolls in dirt and comes over to me as proud as punch. What a nob head.

I miss my rotties.

(via handsomedogs)

You can’t litter negativity everywhere then wonder why you have a trashy life.

livelifehappy,com (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Preach it.

Homeless Man Had One Request to Police…”Can I Watch?”

madworldnews:

Homeless Man Had One Request to Police…”Can I Watch?”

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When you drive the homeless out of town, where do you expect them to go? A homeless man watching his home in the woods for years be destroyed by police had one request: “Can I watch?”

Homelessness is not a new problem in the United States. It amazes me, that despite statistics that homelessness was up 12% in 2008, 13% in 2009, 10% in 2010, 11% in 2011, 9.9% in 2012, and 9.8% in 2013, that our…

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nprbooks:

If you were a preteen girl at any point during the last 67 years, you probably know Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. And if you were anything like me, reading it brought on a brief but fierce obsession with ponies – specifically, the wild ones that roam nearby Assateague Island. Well, last weekend, I channeled my 9-year-old self and did some literary tourism on Chincoteague Island, Va., the birthplace and setting of Henry’s book. Here’s what I learned (or more likely re-learned, given the extent of my obsession):

  • The real Misty was born in 1946 on the (real) Beebe Ranch in Chincoteague and the (real) Clarence Beebe only agreed to sell her to Marguerite Henry if she promised to include his grandchildren, Maureen and Paul, in the book.
  • The real Misty’s hoof prints can be found in the sidewalk in front of Chincoteague’s Island Theater, which also has screenings of the book’s 1961 film adaptation.
  • Misty still has descendents on the island.
  • One wacky theory as to how Misty’s  ancestors got to Assateague Island stipulates that they were survivors of a Spanish galleon shipwreck offshore.

-Nicole

I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
— Henry Miller (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Louise d’Orléans, Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Louise d’Orléans, Franz Xaver Winterhalter

(Source: marieantoinete, via cajunmama)

bluepueblo:

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
photo via glubbs

bluepueblo:

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

photo via glubbs