Sunday, February 7, 2010

While on the road-#2 "Rest Stops"

While travelling along the Interstates from St.Paul, Mn to Santa Fe, NM on Interstates 35E, 80, and 25, we stopped at a variety of rest stops--some really nice and others that were pretty rustic.  This one in Iowa had kiosks of glass that celebrated  various historical modes of transportation. Pretty impressive. In a few days I will begin posting photographs of our vacation in Santa Fe; stick around, in the meantime, enjoy the ride!

On my first post for this blog, "A Peek of the Future? I promised that I'd identify the subject in the photo. Several statues are in the courtyard of the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral located in the Plaza, but the one I showed you on  2/3/10 is the most interesting. It immortalizes Kateri Tekawitha (1656-1680) said to be the first Native American elevated to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Take another look!

8 comments:

  1. Loved the wind turbine photo and this looks to be a pretty interesting place too. Personally tho I can't wait to get to Santa Fe!

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  2. I like the effect of those black and white kiosk against the snow. Thanks for showing us the statue of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, an amazing story and so many shrines in the States and abroad.

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  3. I like this rest stop. "They've" done a nice job of making it pretty and interesting.

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  4. Well you get around and I can't think of a nicer place than Santa Fe. I guess it is a lot warmer down there. Do you miss the 8° temps, blowing and drifting snow and frozen water pipes yet?

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  5. Rest stops can sometimes be interesting places. Glad you made it there safely. Looking forward to seeing more of your new city!

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  6. These are pretty impressive for a roadside rest stop! I can't wait to see your visions of Santa Fe.

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  7. You found at once interesting things there as this statue!
    Nice time to you, Kate!
    I will again go to see grandchildren this week!

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  8. I don't think I've ever stopped at a rest stop this glamorous!!! Love the kiosks!!! Happy thawing as you travel!!!

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