Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Vacation

The next day, Nick and I went with my nephew to Backbone park. This is a great park with lots of rocks to climb on. Nick was a great sport and climbed up. In the picture above, I am looking down at the car. It is there in the trees. Unfortunately, couldn't move the tree or the rock to get a better picture.

But before that, we went to the beach. Yes, there is a beach in Iowa. The Mississippi River has a lot of sand bars on it and this beach was one where I spent many summer days as a teen.

Then we went to the North Buena Vista Grotto. This is SOOOOOOOOO much better (NOT!) than the Dickeyville Grotto. Note the fluorescent light as Mary's Halo. (click on Mary to see!)

Restroom sigh at the Potosi Brewery. I love the glasses in the hands.

And here we are in a cleft in the rock that Nick climbed so bravely!


Lemuel said...

I had to giggle over the circular florescent light as a halo. We had those in our kitchen when I was growing up in the 50's. That's what I associate them with.
I was also struck (seriously) with the image and your turn of phrase in the caption for your last picture. Perhaps you do not know the hymn, but it is now playing in my head. I grew up with it, and somehow I think the lyrics and the reference are appropriate for the image of you and Nick together in the cleft: "He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock that shadows a dry thirsty land; he hideth my life in the depth of his love and covers me there with his hand." HUGS!

BearToast Joe said...

There's just something about Roman Catholic aesthetic sensibilities that I don't quite get . . . . .

And, Lem, I do love that "Rock of Ages" shot. woof.

Urspo said...

I wonder why they are holding glasses?