She was the most admired woman in the 1800's at nearly 200 lbs.
In 1950 this was the desired body....
and it has gotten smaller and smaller.
Who makes these decisions for us? Why are we pressured to look a certain way even to the point of injury like the women in Japan who allowed their feet to be broken so they would fit into the tiniest shoes
Or those Victorian days of old where the tiniest waist was the demand
and even not so long ago spiked high heels
and today the rage is.....
Listen if you think getting your ears pierced hurt try one of these!
Fortunately for me, I didn't do anything that is permanent to follow the fashion trend with the exception of pierced ears and today, I could vie with the fifty's if it leaned a little more toward Lillian Russell...because curved are the best!
This is the Dr. Seuss House located in the Alaska wilderness. The story is that the original owner worked on it for 10 years and then died. It was so have sat abandoned for nearly as long....
Supposedly it was built after a forest fire in the area and the owner wanted to build it high enough to see Mt. McKinley. As the trees grew he built it higher and higher. You can't visit the house in person but can get a good view on the Alaska's train north or hire a bush pilot for a aerial view. Wouldn't you like to know what the inside looks like?
My Granddaughter is going into her Senior year in HS and a avid volleyball player as well as a top notch student. She is hoping to secure a scholarship to go to college so that is what this trip was all about. She was scouting out St. Martins University in Lacey, Wa. and they were scouting out her.
Isn't she the cutest....She towers over me and has long arms so this selfie wasn't too bad as we were leaving on the plane.
The main campus
The gym where all the action is
She had a two day clinic and a one day tour of the university. She spent the first night on campus and had a ball. She said she wishes it was a little bigger as only has about 2000 students but loved the area and the people. I have traveled a lot but this was the first time I rented a car and drove on my own so was a good experience for me too.
The area is really pretty and green...
The parking lot of the hotel and the little red one next to the gray was our rental.
and I don't know what kind this was but it had such pretty leaves
Had a great stay here, close to the freeway and college.
We had a great time:)
It has been a bit of a whirlwind after getting home. I had committed to adopting two dogs before I left and I had things to get ready to bring them home but home they are!!!
Louise is the beige one and Ella the dark one. They are older,8 years and 3 years, housetrained and very loveable.
Originally Budapest was two cities. Historic Buda and Modern Pest. This is said to be the most beautiful city at night but since we had to awake at 2:00 am to leave to catch our plane we did not see it but here is one from the internet and as you can see, it is beautiful.
The Danube cuts through the heart of the city, separating the Buda Hill and the Old City from the elegant boulevards of modern Pest.
Some buildings from the bus
I was impressed with the greenery and flowers
We saw the Hero's square. A magnificent place but hard to get pictures of as it is all so big..
I think this was the Parliament
From here we walked and I loved all the green along the way..
Some pretty apartments
This is the massive hilltop castle complex with its turreted fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Just driving up here was breath taking.
They seem to have covered all the bases..
A little resting spot up on the hill
The view from the top
One of the two bridges
How about this little fountain
Some sort of a plaque
A selfie to prove we were there, It was a great trip:)