Hard to believe it’s been nearly a month since I posted to the blog. I guess I should have realized I was long overdue when I received a few emails wondering if I driven off the road or, worse, fallen into the Grand Canyon.
So, now at 30,000 feet, I thought I should check in….
Yup, I said 30,000 feet – no scenic byways today – had to park the rig for a week and head out of Denver to Atlanta to attend to some personal biz and tie up some loose ends there. Read more
“Zeus, the father of the
Olympic Gods, turned
mid-day into night, hiding the light
of the dazzling Sun;
and sore fear came upon men.”
Archilochus (c680-c640 BC), Greek poet
After S left Sedona, I decided to do a little “boondocking” (unplug from the grid as it were) and test the solar system . I also hoped clearer air would permit a bit of reasonable photography in Red Rock Country. Clear air was not in the cards due to the nearby fires so on May 20 I decided it was time to move on and time to go see the “ring of fire” in Grand Canyon National Park.
“….Sore fear was not upon me…” ☺ Read more
While Sedona offered plenty to do, S and I decided to explore other points of interest in Verde Valley – named for the Verde River that runs though it – and surrounded by mountains holding the minerals that brought the early settlers to the region. Read more
“God created the Grand Canyon, but HE lives in Sedona”
— New York Times 1997
After Marvin finished up the solar installation and the TV work, it was time to explore the area – Sedona and its Red Rock formation, numerous hiking trails, and vortexes; the old mining town of Jerome now the site of galleries and cafes; and, the rest of Verde Valley. Read more
Creative work only seems like a magic trick to people who don’t understand that it’s ultimately still work.
-Read it somewhere but don’t recall where…
I have been overwhelmed by the nice feedback on the images I have been posting on my journey – appreciate so much folks taking the time to follow along and let me know they are enjoying the images Read more
A surprising number of folks have asked me how I am able to explore so much from my 40’ motorhome – It’ so big they said; how do you get around town in that thing they would ask….
I realized they didn’t know I had another vehicle in tow – makes life a whole lot easier ☺ This provides a convenient runabout vehicle for shopping or sightseeing while leaving the motorhome at the RV park – Very nice arrangement if you ask me. I use my toad almost daily- a small SUV. Read more
I Shot the TV
This will be a brief post – after all, I am too embarrassed to say too much about my stupid mistake
I shot the TV – OK not literally – and, not even a clean kill – but it was dying a slow death so it was needing to be finished off ….
Now many of you know I am an avid outdoorsman – my fav’s are bow hunting elk and fly fishing – but I enjoy all the fish and game pursuits.
Well, I tagged a TV a few weeks ago ☹ Read more
Harnessing the Sun
“Someday man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.”
– Thomas Edison
Thomas was a sharp guy! I decided I would try a little of that “imprisoning the power of the sun” stuff Read more