Sunday, May 9, 2010
Happy Mother's Day.
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.
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