Happy Bastille Day!!

Happy Bastille Day!!

Gray clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above….

Gray clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above….

Gahhh! I better start packing!

Gahhh! I better start packing!

Big Badlands Overlook - Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Just inside the park’s northeast entrance you get a great view of the Badlands. Cost: $15

Big Badlands Overlook - Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Just inside the park’s northeast entrance you get a great view of the Badlands. Cost: $15

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May 29th 1953: Hillary and Norgay reach Everest summit

On this day in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain: Mount Everest. Many previous attempts to scale the peak had failed, but New Zealander Hillary and Nepalese Norgay reached the top (29,028 feet) at 11.30am local time on May 29th 1953. Norgay later revealed that Hillary had been the first to step onto the summit. The pair spent only 15 minutes taking pictures at the summit before they began their descent. Norgay left chocolates in the snow as an offering and Hillary left a cross that he had been given by John Hunt (leader of the expedition). News of their success reached London on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on June 2nd and upon arrival in Kathmandu Hillary and Hunt discovered they had been knighted.

(via pbsthisdayinhistory)

Just a few of America’s most influential leaders.

Just a few of America’s most influential leaders.

Tatonka!

Bad Lands National Park, SD. Check out that rock-hard, chiseled butte.

Bad Lands National Park, SD. Check out that rock-hard, chiseled butte.

Until next time, 345 Park…

Until next time, 345 Park…

View of the Hudson and West Point from Breakneck Ridge (at Cold Spring, NY)

View of the Hudson and West Point from Breakneck Ridge (at Cold Spring, NY)

MoMA

MoMA

Cherry Blossom Festival. Millions of people, zero cherries. (at Tidal Basin)

Cherry Blossom Festival. Millions of people, zero cherries. (at Tidal Basin)

Wandering around my new neighborhood. #Astoria

Wandering around my new neighborhood. #Astoria