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Indian Lore & Tradition: Dream Catchers
Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast Thought to possess big medicine, or magic linking the spirit of the infinite with the temporal mind and deeds of men.

Some believe that the magic of a night vision is so pure that if a dreamer receives the true dream and discerns it through the love of the Great Spirit, one single vision could change the life and longings of the dreamer forever. However, as every dreamer knows, the night air is filled with dreams of every imagining. Visions of mysteries and fantasies, fear, love, greed, ecstasy and sometimes terror. Therefore, it is the hope of all dreamers to catch only the dreams that bring everlasting joy.

Native American legends tell of a charm called a Dream Catcher and if dreamers, or loved ones would hang it above a sleeping child, or in their lodge, it could capture dreams in its magic web (much like a spider ensnares its prey). Good dreams, obeying the secret paths of love, slip through the hole near the center of the web and drift gently and silently from the soft feathered leather to the very heart of the dreamer. Bad dreams, choosing to ignore or pervert the way of the Great Spirit, become forever trapped in the spider like web only to perish with the light of the day.

Hopefully, through the love of the Great Spirit and the legends of the past, only your fondest dreams find their way into your soul, heart, and deeds. Subscribe To The Mountaingnome-Today! The Internets Answer To Variety and FUN!! Free E-mail Newsletter - Outdoor and Beyond....

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Ridin' the Rails: The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is now in its twelfth year of providing a full season of tourist railway round trip excursions. On passenger schedules, the railway now operates four diesel-electric locomotives and one Baldwin steam locomotive, No. 1702. Passengers ride comfortable, reconditioned coaches, crown coaches, club cars, dining cars, cabooses, and open cars which are ideal for viewing and picture taking. Scenic excursions take you through a beautiful section of western North Carolina with views of the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains, winding rivers, and lakes.

Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!

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Outdoor Adventure: Hancock, Colorado
Old Ghost Towns & Mines: Colorado
The collapsed remains of one cabin is all that remains of what was once a thriving mining community and railroad town. The photo shows Hancock as it used to be.
You can get to the Hancock site in a standard automobile, but it is a long and bumpy trip! Turn left off of County Road 162 (just before you reach St. Elmo) onto County Road 295 and drive until you reach the beautiful mountain meadow which was once Hancock, Colorado.
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By: Ron Marr

The world is run by bureaucrats and bean-counters. Those controlling your destiny may be found in both government and the private sector. They may be Republican, Democrat, liberal or conservative. They may be white or black, gay or straight, stone-cold sober or whacked on goofballs. They may speak in tongues, pierce their tongues or chew their tongues.
The bureaucrats and bean counters are a diverse group, but they share three common traits.
First, they will screw with your life, involving themselves in your personal affairs and causing infinite grief.
Second, they will destroy your life, forcing you to endure tax audits, loan refusals, bad credit and even arrest.
Third, they will mess with and/or destroy your life simply because they can. Irritate a bureaucrat at your own risk.

Two recent events exemplify my point. Not only are bureaucrats in charge, they are rapidly expanding their commitment toward absconding with your remaining liberties.

The Supreme Court of the United States recently decreed that traffic cops can arrest and incarcerate people stopped for minor violations. In a ruling affecting 185 million drivers, the court voted 5-4 that a Texas policeman was justified in handcuffing and imprisoning a woman for failing to wear her seat belt. The Justices who voted to grant Barney Fife plenipotentiary powers worthy of a Nazi inquisitor were conservatives Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia. Joining this quartet, showing us once again that power brokers care little of the ideological differences of left and right, was the "liberal" David Souter....MORE
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If you wonder why you're huffing and puffing in the later stages of pregnancy, it's because the uterus begins pushing your diaphragm toward your lungs. You can't do a lot about it except slow down. Though you may fear that you're depriving your baby of oxygen, rest assured that he is getting what he needs. Your respiratory system adapts during pregnancy so your body can process oxygen more efficiently.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

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Surviving the first few weeks with a newborn is a daunting task. One of the best ways friends can help--and they will ask--is to bring by dinner. Dinner can provide a civilized break, and some order, in a newly chaotic world. One idea making the rounds in baby showers these days is to form a post-partum dinner group. The host circulates a sign-up sheet and guests mark an evening when they can bring dinner by. Every little bit helps during a time when it's hard to distinguish night from day.
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  • 1 rack of pork spareribs (about 3 pounds)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • juice from 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup gold tequila
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 medium jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Season the ribs with salt and pepper. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, tequila, onions, garlic, jalapenos, and cilantro. Season with more salt and pepper. Place the ribs, meat side down, in a glass baking dish. Pour the marinade over the ribs, coating each side completely. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (at least 12 hours), turning every couple of hours. Remove from the refrigerator and bring the ribs to room temperature.

Preheat the grill on low. Place the ribs, meat side down, and grill them, turning and basting every 15 minutes. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the ribs are tender. Remove from the grill and slice into individual ribs.

Serves 12. To bring eggs to room temperature safely, place them in a bowl of hot water for 3 or 4 minutes.

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Topping:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a tube pan. Mix all topping ingredients together; set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in sour cream, vanilla, and salt.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir into butter mixture; mix until smooth.

Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of topping. Pour in remaining batter; sprinkle with remaining topping. Bake 45 minutes.

Caleries per serving: "Who Cares!! Enjoy!! & BUCKLE UP!"

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