happy birthday, saulie boy!

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a break from spring break

spent my break at my dad’s place with the kids. spent too much in my canada trip, left me broke to do anything for spring break 😆 went to denver real quick last tuesday to meet granma rosie’s sister aunt martha. we picked up a very old picture of the first maes homestead. dad is starting to get gung ho on his research about the maes family, plus he has resources now with his pc and scanner and moi as his personal technician, ha!

went to bent’s fort too last thursday. pretty cool place if you’re into history and all that. place is kinda creepy though, like being suspended in time way back in the 1890s. plus you don’t really see any sign of civilization around the fort save the cars that occasionally swing by. it is sooo out there, that it makes potwin KS look like new york city.

here’s some pics:

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i’m no photographer, but i think pic i shot is pretty cool. this tree is just outside the fort near this…

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…headstone.

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a view from top the fort. it really is a small fort, but everyone had a function in this small community. that thing in the middle is a press they use to squeeze out water from buffalo hides which was like the universal currency back then.

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they say before, just beyond the river, it was already mexico’s territory. they used the arkansas river as boundary.