Yearly Archives: 2021

Bosque del Apache – A refuge for fauna and flora

Bosque del Apache – A refuge for fauna and flora

Bosque del Apache is Spanish for “Forest of the Apaches” and is rooted in the time when the Apaches, who routinely camped in the floodplain forests, were observed by the Spanish. Today, Bosque del Apache is one of the most spectacular wildlife refuges in North America. The skies darken each fall when cranes, Arctic geese, and…Read More

1880 Town – Cowboys, Costner and Camels

1880 Town – Cowboys, Costner and Camels

South Dakota is known primarily for its history carved in stone – to be more specific, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial with the four heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln; and the monumental Crazy Horse Memorial, which is still being chiseled, hammered and blasted to completion. However, the state…Read More

Adam Beach – Native trails in Hollywood

Adam Beach – Native trails in Hollywood

Hollywood stars like to adorn themselves with the fact that they have Native American ancestors. But most Native Americans are played by made-up palefaces in Western movies. It’s different with Canadian actor Adam Beach, a native Anishinaabe Indian. In recent years he has been climbing the career ladder and we will certainly hear and see…Read More

Lake Havasu Hot Air Balloon Festival

Lake Havasu Hot Air Balloon Festival

Update: It was not meant to be. Unfortunately, due to too strong winds, the Balloon Glow and the Drive In movie had to be canceled. Such a pity. The 10th Annual Lake Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair was canceled due to Covid-19 concerns, but the event’s organizers have planned four smaller, more socially distant events…Read More