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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

Last week, Tina’s opposites theme was inspiring. It’s wonderful to view and learn to appreciate the opposites through her theme and images. Thanks toΒ  you for taking time to participate.

Many thanks to Donna hosting this week’s theme. Donna invites us to share images of what over the hill means to you. Click to enjoy her fabulous travel images and join us.

Next week, Tina will be hosting Treasure Hunt, so be sure to her site.

60 thoughts on “LAPC 218: Over The Hill

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  2. I have always loved that your blog is called, The World is a Book. You always speak to that with such eloquence.

    Ah, yes…the rolling hills of Wyoming. They seem to go on forever and it never gets old. (no pun intended) Kudos to Wyoming, known as the Equality State. I didn’t know about its history with the Suffrage movement, and I lived in Yellowstone for two years.

    Utah, sure makes a statement with it’s breathtaking scenery, and the California wine country is always a nice invitation to celebrate what an amazing country we live in.

    An interesting post with fun information to take with us.

    PS. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, Amy.


  3. Beautiful scenery, Amy, and I did know most of that about Wyoming. πŸ™‚ Of course it might be my favorite state in the US and we go there every summer, so that might have somethng to do with it, although there’s lots I don’t know about it.

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  4. Actually Amy, I did NOT know any of that! And would never have guessed it either. Thanks for the interesting info to go along with the beautiful hills from your travels. Loved the wine country image and also the hay bales. Things we NEVER see unless we are traveling! Lovely choices for the week.

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  5. “traveling is more than sightseeing” – for me, too. My mother used to say” “travelling educates”. Or, as Mark Twain used to say, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” ravelling sure opens our minds.

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