Of course, that was while we were still visiting "all the usual suspects." Once we decided to roam free range again, the stories slowly began to fall into place. We used our random site generator. We picked Denver as the starting point and asked for ten random sites within a 300 mile radius of Denver. As a result, we roamed portions of Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and South Dakota looking for Fun Stuff.
So, we ya'll go...
Well, there really wasn't much fun stuff in any of those 3 newspapers. Fairly bleak newspapers, actually. We finally did find a fun travel guide to Southwest Wyoming that is hosted on ISSUU. We love that host website and use it frequently ourselves. Anyway, it's a fun browse.
So, when we decided to put in this link to the travel guide, we went looking for a photo and that's when we found the fun photo of the Shadow People above. We enjoyed their travel blog and decided to add their link here as well.
Anyway, that promo got us off on a tangent reading the job description for Aviation rescue Swimmers. Here ya'll go:
Here's a really slick video of some rescue swimmer training:
Now, if you want to see a rescue swimmer in action, we have an amazing video for you. We preserved this "B Roll" video on our Mesquites Rule blog. This is one of the most heroic individual actions I have ever seen on video. It's simply incredible.
Well, lookie here..there is an actual historical REASON for having a No Man's Land Regional Park. Seriously.
"When the Territory of Kansas was created in 1854 its boundary was set at the 37th parallel. When Texas came into the union, being a slave state, it could not extend its sovereignty over any territory north of 36° 30' North. The Missouri Compromise specified that territory North of this line would be free-state territory. This situation left a narrow strip of land 34 miles wide between Kansas and Texas extending from the 100th parallel on the East to the 103rd parallel on the West, a total of 168 miles in length. At the eastern end of the area was the Cherokee Outlet and at the western end was the Territory of New Mexico. Since the area was claimed by no state, it was soon given the name of No Man's Land." (Source: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=752)