Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation Gem

Antelope Canyon is Absolutely Stunning! The Navajo Nation are the care takers of this Exquisite Desert Masterpiece- there is nothing like it anywhere else on earth-this is a Must See and is just an hour and a half from the Grand Canyon.
Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen


Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen


Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen


Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Antelope Canyon Arizona Navajo Nation by Wendy Kolar Mullen

BetterAfter50.Com - A Must Read Magazine for the Spirited Women of 50+

Better After Fifty .Com is a Digital Magazine especially for Women fifty and over♥ Whilst reading the many articles applicable to the Fab Fifty gang- please take a moment to enjoy the article on my Wing Walking Experience! A life long dream realized at 52...I believe the courage I needed to Walk on Wings came with my new Free Spirit of 50 years on this planet!  Enjoy the magazine, and live your Dreams with Spirit.  Click Here for the Article
Wendy Went Wing Waling Featured in BetterAfter50.com

Deception Pass State Park Washington is Stunning!

All Beaches were not Created equally....some simply take your breath away with their Majesty-this is the case for the Deception Pass Bridge and Beach.  The Stunning Cedar Forest meets North Beach at the Deption Pass Bridge which was built in 1935 and stands as an Art Deco Masterpiece, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This Gloriously Unique combination of Forest and Emerald Seas stirs the unknown Poet in many- approximately 2 million people a year are Mesmerized by Deception Pass- I agree, it shouldn't be missed. Breath in Deeply...this is the place...
Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Deception Pass Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen Rosario Beach

Deception Pass Bridge Washington by Wendy Kolar Mullen

Rape and the Wild West: Women Judged by How Hard they Fought Back

Reading through my Great Grandfather's court documents from 1897, illuminates just what it was like to be a woman in North Dakota then.
I guess I am not entirely shocked by what the documents contained; the young girl my Great Grandfather raped, was basically told that the assault she endured was her fault....the court judged her on how hard she fought back while she was being attacked...and this court thought she could have fought back harder, why didn't she bite him or scratch his face...it was because he threatened to make things "much more painful"-that's why.
This poor girl was just 19 years old and newly married - far away from her home in Bohemia...attacked and raped by her neighbor and family friend.
In the end, my Great Grandfather was found guilty of only attempted rape, that's all....he served five years in jail for the horrendous crime he committed while he was a married father of five. 
My Great Grandmother filed for divorce, taking their five small children with her: their last child was born the day my Great Grandfather went to prison...it can be no suprise, that my Great Grandmother and her five young children were condemned to a life of poverty.
What happened to the young girl? Her marriage remained strong-even when she gave birth to the child conceived from the rape; the young family lost everything and were forced to move away from the town, as the girl's reputation was ruined, she was proclaimed a whore and her husband could no longer find work...they were shunned and became outcasts, because of my Great Grandfather's disgusting actions and allegations that she was a whore and the sex was consensual. I found the Wedding photo online of this precious young girl- I can barely look her in the eyes; I am so ashamed of my Great Grandfather and the anguish he caused during his lifetime.
Ironically, the child born from rape and the child born the day his father went to prison served alongside each other, unbeknownst to one another, in WWI.
Rape has been, and continues to be the Nemesis of ALL Females on the planet.  #EndRapeCulture     #WarOnWomen

Finding My Christmas Spirit at European Christmas Markets!

Sometimes we just lose our Chistmas Spirit and can't find our smile, we can't find the joy that used to fill us, leaving us with a bleak and stressful Holiday season. This year, I decided to find Christmas....here's what it looked like ♥
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017
  
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017
  
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017


Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017

Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017
Christmas Market Europe Wendy Kolar Mullen Patrick Mullen 2017