Mary Walker Clark http://ketr.org en Punta Arenas- Next rest stop: 900 miles http://ketr.org/post/punta-arenas-next-rest-stop-900-miles <p>At the southern most point of The Americas lies the city of Punta Arenas, the capital city of Chile's southern most region. A meer 900 miles North of Antarctica, it is by most accounts at the edge of the earth. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55680 at http://ketr.org Punta Arenas- Next rest stop: 900 miles History and family fun in central Louisiana http://ketr.org/post/history-and-family-fun-central-louisiana <p>When seeking a nearby destination with activities for the kids and the adults, look no further than Alexandria, Louisiana. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55523 at http://ketr.org History and family fun in central Louisiana Making the best of a 'hostel' environment http://ketr.org/post/making-best-hostel-environment <p>Far from the glitz and tourist traps, lies a more intimate, up-close and personal means of accommodation - hostels.&nbsp; Mary Clark and her family roughed it during a trip to Chile, staying in tiny rooms with bunk beds, and sharing space with strangers. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55241 at http://ketr.org Making the best of a 'hostel' environment Arts alive and well in Edom and Ben Wheeler http://ketr.org/post/arts-alive-and-well-edom-and-ben-wheeler <p>Nestled between Canton and Tyler are a pair of small East Texas towns in which culture and the arts are thriving. Edom and Ben Wheeler make up for their small populations with big time charm and culture. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55136 at http://ketr.org Arts alive and well in Edom and Ben Wheeler Penguins-a-poppin' on Magellan Island http://ketr.org/post/penguins-poppin-magellan-island <p>Scores of penguins choose Magellan Island on the Magellan Straits of South America for their summer getaway, despite the crowded conditions and human onlookers. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 54505 at http://ketr.org Penguins-a-poppin' on Magellan Island An unlikely place for an enlightened Hindu master http://ketr.org/post/unlikely-place-enlightened-hindu-master <p>One expects to find livestock, sprawling country vistas, and quaint little towns in Northeast Texas, but not a Hindu refuge! Mary found just that at <a href="http://siddhayatan.org/" target="_blank">Siddhayatan Tirth &amp; Spiritual Retreat</a> in Windom. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 50862 at http://ketr.org An unlikely place for an enlightened Hindu master 'Crystal Bridges' lead to art greats http://ketr.org/post/crystal-bridges-lead-art-greats <p>Alice Walton, daughter of Wal Mart magnate Sam Walton, noticed a distinct lack of art and culture around her family's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.&nbsp; She decided to change that by founding a world-class art museum in The Natural State. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 50603 at http://ketr.org 'Crystal Bridges' lead to art greats Berlin museum opens the Iron Curtain of yesteryear http://ketr.org/post/berlin-museum-opens-iron-curtain-yesteryear <p>Propaganda by Communist regimes in Europe once succeeded in hiding details about places like East Germany from the prying eyes of world, but museum visitors can see all the details at a museum in Berlin. <a href="http://www.ddr-museum.de/en" target="_blank"> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 50277 at http://ketr.org Berlin museum opens the Iron Curtain of yesteryear Ft. Worth is worth the second visit http://ketr.org/post/ft-worth-worth-second-visit <p>It has been 10 years since Mary Clark and her family had visited neighboring Ft. Worth, and they were pleasantly surprised at the changes they found upon returning. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 49935 at http://ketr.org Ft. Worth is worth the second visit Israeli kibbutz cooperatives continue to thrive http://ketr.org/post/israeli-kibbutz-cooperatives-continue-thrive <p>During a recent trip, Mary discovered that an old way of life is still thriving along the Mediterranean Sea. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 49588 at http://ketr.org Israeli kibbutz cooperatives continue to thrive