- Wed, 22:34: Back to work, after a two week vacation during which I mostly sat at home with a warm washcloth over my sinuses and worked on writing. Still have the sinus infection anyway, so honestly I'd rather be writing.
- Thu, 02:28: Every time ... See this Instagram photo by @wow_womenonwriting https://t.co/p4pa2EB7n6
As I mentioned last post, Emily and I visited a National Park for the first time last week. We've been next door several times, to the Indiana Dunes State Park, but hadn't moved one stop over. But in our defense, there was no National Park there, until February of just last year.
However ... it's been a National Lakeshore since 1966. We've been in National Forests, and National lots of other things, but there's something about a National Park that's special, and now we have one just a couple of hours from home. Our first visit was actually pretty short--just a few hours--so we'll be coming back to explore further in the future. Meanwhile, here and in a future post are a few photos of what we've seen so far. (You can click the photos to enlarge them.)
Where did Bailly get the money to start updating? The Federal government paid him $6,000 for counseling the Potawatomi Indians on the Chicago Treaty, which put northwestern Indiana in the public domain. The homesteading public, you understand, not the native public.
But I didn't realize that we needed to go back for that trail loop. Instead we went on across the river. And that trail was much, much longer.
Totally worth it, though. I'll post some more photos later--social media and a ton of pictures just don't seem to mix for me.
Here's a link to the Dunes website:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/"Mark R. Hunter"