LAPC 218: Over The Hill
This week, Donna (Wind Kisses), our guest host, leads the Over The Hill.
Some of these photos of hills were taken while driving into the state of Wyoming toward Yellowstone. We have seen a beautiful landscape, lush wilderness, breathtaking mountains and hills. It’s known 96% of Yellowstone is in Wyoming, but did you know…?
Wyoming is also known as the “Equality State”. Wyoming was the first U.S. state to allow women to vote – an achievement that represented one of the early victories of the American women’s suffrage movement.
In 1870, Ester Hobart Morris of South Pass City-became the first woman ever to be appointed a justice of the peace.
In 1894, Estelle Reel (Mrs. Cort F. Meyer) became one of the first women in the United States elected to a state office, that of Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
In 1924, Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first elected woman governor to take office in the United States.
Stunning views of hills and mountains in Utah:
More beautiful hills. California Wine Country:
The hills in Spain were breathtaking (left). Climbing the Dolomites was memorable. I still remember hubby holding a local map and his old fashioned compass tightly in his hand, and we spent two days there. 🙂
For me, traveling is more than sightseeing. It’s about discovery and learning. I have learned much about places through their history and stories while traveling. I hope this learning adventure will continue and will not be “over the hill” any time soon. 🙂