Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day.

The UPS truck rolled up in front of our house and I thought "Lets see, I don't remember ordering anything". The driver stepped out with a large package. Hmmm, what in the world is this? Ms Pat replied, "I have no idea". Soon she found out that it was this beautiful bouquet of 18 colorful Roses. Inside was a card that said "Happy Mothers Day Mom". It was from Lisa and Randy, ...Ms Pats Daughter and Son-in-Law all the way from Tallahassee, FL. Ms Pat was very pleased and totally surprised. They even came with their own Vase. Here they are sitting on her new dining room table. The timing was great, as she got to enjoy them for a couple days BEFORE Mothers Day!!  And, thanks to Terri (Pat's other daughter) for the beautiful Mother's Day Card all the way from Chicago where she is currently working.  That was very thoughtful of both of you. You know your Mama loves you very much!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the many Mothers we have that are reading the Blog today and to my Mom who is in that Great Campground up above.   We love you Mom and miss you very much. I know you are having a great day...Say Hi to Dad and everyone.

I was really excited when I received this note from the South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish and Parks:

The George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills has gained national attention by being recently inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame. The Mickelson Trail is one of just 25 trails selected for the honor from a field of more than 1,600 trails nationwide. The 119-mile Mickelson Trail features a variety of natural and man made surroundings, from tree-covered mountains and open valleys to rock tunnels and wooden bridges.


The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a non-profit organization promoting former rail lines that have been turned into nature trails, selects Hall of Fame inductees on a variety of merits, including scenic value, high use, amenities, historical significance, management excellence, good maintenance, and community connections.


Induction of the Mickelson Trail will bring special perks for South Dakota.


"The Mickelson Trail has opened up a whole new way to enjoy the Black Hills," says Doug Hofer, Director, South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation. "By being inducted into the Hall of Fame, the trail will have special signage and be featured nationally. This award will help promote the Mickelson Trail for generations to come."


The special signage will be erected along the trail this month, marking it as a Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame inductee. The Mickelson Trail is featured as the “trail of the month” on the Conservancy website and in the organization’s national magazine, Rails to Trails.

This special designation is a GREAT HONOR for South Dakota and makes us (Pat and I) quite PROUD! This Trail runs right through Custer and is less than a mile from our place....

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!

We have 2 more FOLLOWER'S,,,,,,,Welcome to "JB" and "SKIPPY MOM" our latest Followers, which are no. 84 and 85........Glad to have you with us!!!  We are going to make 100 yet!!! Remember it was only 50 a short time ago..  If you haven't signed on, now is the time!!!

Remember, tell your Kids and  Family that you love them.  They will not be around forever.

We are off to our Mothers Day special at Church....God Bless you all.


Mike

This Blog is Published every Sunday and Wednesday..

3 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

And a Happy Mothers Day to you too! We got a phone message late last evening (Saturday) from a local florist. They have flowers for Suzy, but they were closed for the evening and Sunday. We'll see what happens Monday.

Rick and Paulette said...

Happy Mother's day to Pat! Great to see those beautiful looking roses on the new kitchen table! Thanks for letting us know about the Mickelson Trail and the honour it just received. Next time we're in the Black Hills, we'll have to look this up!

Debbie Goode said...

Lovely, just lovely! Ya know I sent my Mom some of those flowers last year. The kind you take from the box and place in the provided vase. I thought they would be 'fresher' and last longer for her. Now, my mom is a bit of a 'clean freak' and her comment was...."I had to clean the DIRT off my flowers!". Needless to say, I did something different this year.