Taylor Explores the World

Tag: 2011

  • Sanilac Petroglyphs

    This was at the top of mom’s, Suzanne Garson Whitney’s, bucket list before she passed away. We, her myself and Adrienna, spent a lovely afternoon driving through the thumb’s countryside. The site itself took only a little while to see. A very helpful employee, Pat Hundersmarck, was a joy to chat with and really made […]

  • Walking the Property, South Branch, Michigan

    Mom wanted all of us to walk the 13 acres the Garson family and now my mother has owned for quite some time. Though she was not up to the walk her, Melodie and I sat while the men and kids walked deep into the woods. We could not have asked for a better day! […]

  • Mom’s 60th Birthday Party

    Mom, Suzanne Garson Whitney, wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday up at Aunt Kathy’s cabin and so we did. We enjoyed ourselves quite nicely resting in the quietness of upnorth.

  • Mom’s Birthday Wish – Princess Wenona Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Mom, Suzanne Garson Whitney, wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday with us and Uncle Kent, Aunt Susie and Shawn by taking us on a dinner cruise aboard the Princess Wenona. Again we had perfect weather for it.

  • Views from the Princess Wenona Dinner Cruise

    There was so much to see from atop the Princess Wenona aside from our bridges; Boats, Wheeler’s Landing Marina, the Stone Docks, weathered docks, the Saginaw River Lighthouse, the Bay City Consumers Energy Plant, nature and a great skyline and sunset. We also saw a ton of boats of all styles, shapes and sizes

  • The Bridges (Train and Car) of Bay City, Michigan; A View From the River

    A view from the river. Bay City has a variety of bridges that span the Saginaw River, both of which we encountered along our journey on the Princess Wenona Dinner Cruise, there are train and car bridges. The Veterans Memorial Bridge opening The Liberty Bridge opening The Independence Bridge opening. The two bridges are used […]

  • Styx Concert

    Mom got us all tickets to the Styx Concert in Bay City June 25, 2011. We got there early but apparently not early enough the place was packed! It was a good concert with Adri’s Finding Clyde opening for Styx – she was thrilled. It was a beautiful evening and we saw tons of people […]

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Texas

    My hotel was located directly next door to the Oakwood Cemetery, Austin’s oldest cemetery, which quite frankly I was thrilled about. I spent much time in there and in fact got bite by a cat (which later caused an infection). This huge cemetery has a huge variety of “stars” and types of markers and monuments. […]

  • Bat Colony, Congress Street Bridge, Austin, Texas

    The bat colony that resides in the Congress Street Bridge downtown Austin emerge nightly. The colony consists of over 1.5 million Freetail Bats; mpst are mothers and their newly born pups. By the end of the night the colony will have eaten 10,000-30,000 pounds of bugs (yes in a single night!) and while I was […]

  • Maya Meetings & Hieroglyphs Workshop 2011, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

    The week started with a Beginners Hieroglyphs Workshop with Dr. Bruce Love. I learned so much from him, he broke down the calendar and glyphs to an easy to understand language of meaningful symbols. Then the speakers at the symposium were amazing, especially my idol Dr. David Stuart. Dr. Anthony F. Avenni due to his […]