The Bead Tree

This tree at the Hasting Museum, which they hid down in the “basement” had the most interesting ornaments of any of the other trees.  The ornaments were either decorated or made from beads.

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I do not need another craft, especially one that requires handling tiny beads and thin wires.  The Midwest Beaders should be proud of their beautiful work.

The Carpenters Tree

I do not know the official name of this tree at the Stuhr Museum, but I am calling it the Carpenters Tree.  It gets a special mention because of the uniqueness of the decorations.

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At first, all you really see is Home Deport cards.  If you look closers, you will see ornaments made from nails and screws.

 

Also, on the tree is wood panels each paint with a different design.

Christmas Artwork from the Past

I visited the local museum to view their Christmas displays.  On the wall were hanging copies of various artwork from 100+ years ago.  Most visitors probably ignored these pieces, but the detail the artists put into these drawings are amazing.  Artwork like this probably helped shape how we currently view the Holiday season.

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Pictures of Fall

Just a couple days before the first freeze the temperature was in the 80s.  When it snowed a couple of inches and the temperature dropped to 23 degrees over night, the trees goes “Yipes! We are suppose to be hibernating for the winter.”  So, the leaves on the trees start turning colors and dropping to the ground quickly.   Yes, Fall is here!

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Pops

It rained and rained, and heavily rained during all of my drive through Oklahoma. Sometimes, you just need to make a stop. I turned off the interstate and drove east about five miles and found Pops.

Guess what Pops sells besides gas and souvenirs. At Pops I purchased some Coke.

Okay, they are not all Coca-cola, but in the Southern United States all soft drinks are referred to as cokes.

I also learned while looking at the souvenirs that I was on Route 66. If it was later, I could have a lunch at their diner.

Toilet Humor

This my be the best restroom in Nebraska. What make a good restroom? 1) Clean; 2) Individual rooms; 3)

Yes, heated toilet seats. To bad it was 80 degrees outside. 4) You can get drink, food and gas right outside the door.