When we left Canyon de Chelly, we drove through to New Mexico to Albuquerque. Molly had heard of the Gathering of Nations Powwow being held there. We found out motel, and then a Trader Joes before researching how to get to the Powwow. On Saturday we found our way by bus to the Tingley Coliseum … More New Mexico – Gathering of Nations
Friday – tour of Canyon de Chelly with Adam Teller. What a tour guide, and incredible place. Our tour was the short one, about twenty miles in a jeep through one half of the canyon, with stops to see the pictures on its walls and dwellings now ruined halfway up towering cliffs, that once were … More Arizona Day 6, Canyon de Chelly
Thursday morning – I walked through the historic district – lots of murals. Then to Walnut Canyon, the notices on the steep path said to stop on the way up and down because of altitude, the trail allowed walking past old cliff dwellings, flowers, trees, to explore and raise ones eyes to the hawks and … More Arizona – Day 5 – did we really do all that?
Wednesday 25, headed North through Phoenix to Flagstaff, stopping at Red Rock Mountains on the way, near Sedona. Walked to my first heritage site at Honanki, then my first Canyon, a one small by Arizona standards, a wonderful two hour hike in Fay Canyon. And, my first ever rattlesnake!! Then the drive up to Flagstaff … More Arizona Day 4 – Red Rock National Park
Monday 23 – get organized, drive to Tucson, visit Tohona Chul, botanical gardens and park, beautiful place so well organized and managed, could wander all day, lots about nature, geology, history… and things growing and living… didn’t get photos of the ground squirrels, or the humming birds, they are too quick, but lots of lizards … More Arizona – day 2/3 in Tucson
Day 1, Sunday 22nd April – Superstition Mountains walk, then drive to Tortilla Flat, population 6 according to their signs, but being a Sunday there were lots of biker people, with bandannas and tattoos, very good-natured, a lovely drive through mountains.
Wow. More Wow. I am on an adventure, who would have thought it? My friend Molly, her idea, plan, organising, and we flew in to Phoenix yesterday, drove to Apache Junction (what a great name) and this morning went to one of Molly’s favourite places, First Water trail in the Superstition Wilderness. Wow again. Walked … More Superstition Wilderness, Arizona
Remember that quote They also Serve who only Stand and Wait I was waiting, again. I knew they were going to do that. We keep trying to teach kids not to knee jerk – called delaying gratification – be emotionally aware – wise. But those jerks have done it again. The two countries I supposedly … More They also serve
It’s coincidence I suppose but seems uncanny, that the Daily Post prompt is Glimmer, just after I was looking at that word and a list of gl words*. Why such a thing? Well I have started writing again, and was looking for the word that describes words that sound the way the thing LOOKS, not … More Glimmer, of what? Hope.
On Tuesday I returned to US and reached Block Island on Wednesday. It was all misty and windy, both, but since then has been clear and cold. Yesterday I tried walking. Should have known better, and after taking one photo of the windswept sand, turned round and came back to my little home here. While … More Walking Thoughts: Derivative and Causative