Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas

If you are devotee of our past travels, you may remember that last year we literally stumbled
across a whole brick carved wall carved into the side of a building in Concordia, Kansas.
To refresh your memories, click on THIS LINK - (scroll about mid-way down) to see what we found
along the highway.

This year we made a point to stop in to the Cloud County Historical Society and visit with Tammy Britt about the project.
As we mentioned last year, this is the largest sculpted brick mural in the US.

Tammy was kind enough to give us a complete explanation as to the history of the project. Thank you Tammy!

By looking at the artists original renderings below, and the listing above, you can identify the images as they appear.



Thank you Concordia for enhancing the scenery along US Highway 81.

If you have driven along I-35, just a mile north of the Texas border in Oklahoma ...
you may have seen this sign, and ...

Looked over to see Big Ben - and way down there a hotel...

along with Parliament...

Your in store for a strange look at various places in Europe & Asia.

Inside is an enormous Casino - the Chickasaw Tribe, in Thackerville, OK

The interior has the motif of various world-wide locations, as well as ...

... some five thousand slot machines, along with the other necessary casino games.

Complete with the Rome Coliseum - we walked the "L" shaped interior, we estimated
that it was at least a mile in length, anyway, it felt like it.

We stopped  by to see our daughter Nancy & Chris in their new Condo home, where
they have a nice deck overlooking a lake in Sugar Land (a suburb of Houston), TX

We then traveled over to San Antonio, TX to visit my brother Pete and Betty.

The several times daily ritual of moving Pete from bed to his motorized wheelchair.

Visiting on one of the outside patio's here at Air Force Village II retirement and care facility.

And - we are now on our way home...