: DAZE OF OUR LIVES


MY SOLO TRAVEL TRIP OUT WEST 2013
by SHIRLEY W BENNETT

A VISIT IN NEBRASKA WITH THE FAMILY REUNION OF KENT MILLER AND HIS WIFE, NANCY. ATTENDING THE 2013 LPGA SOLHEIM IN PARKER, CO, FOR FIVE DAYS, HAVING MY PHOTO MADE WITH ANNIKA SORENSTAM AND NANCY LOPEZ; JOINING A FORMER STUDENT IN DENVER FOR DINNER; ATTENDING THE CHURCH OF THE MINISTER WHO JUST PERFORMED MY GRANSON AUSTIN'S WEDDING IN JUNE AT DENVER, CO; PLAYING GOLF IN ENGLE WOOD , CO, IN THE HIGH ALTITUDE; SEEING THE ANTELOPE ARCHES IN JACKSON HOLE, WY; VISITING YELLOWSTONE AND SEEING "OLD FAITHFUL," STAYING IN WHITEFISH, MT, FOR OVER A WEEK, AND VISITING THE MAGNIFICENT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK; VISITING THE SITE OF THE BATTLE OF BIG HORN; SHOPPING IN BILLINGS, MT; RE-VISITING MT. RUSHMORE, DEADWOOD, BEAR COUNTRY, WALL DRUGS, 1880'S TOWN, AND THE CORN PALACE..ALL IN SOUTH DAKOTA; THEN CONTIUING ON THE JOURNEY TO BRANSON, MO (ENJOYED A ROUND OF GOLF THERE, ALSO), WHERE I SAW THE STORY OF JOSEPH AT THE SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER, SAW SONS OF THE PIONEERS AND THE HISTORIC OLD VILLAGE THERE, WENT TO THE PRICE IS RIGHT, AND SAW THE HAYWOODS. DREADING TO RETURN HOME, I THEN HEADED SOUTH TOWARD FLORIDA I-10, SPENT ONE NIGHT WITH CHUCK AND MARY ANNA MOHR, THEN ARRIVED HOME FROM THERE. QUITE A TRIP, QUITE A FEAT, QUITE THE EXPERIENCE FOR WHAT I TERMED MY SOLO TRAVELS.