Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Desert 2022

On A Dark Desert Highway     Cool Wind In My Hair     Warm Sell Of Colitas    Rising Up Through The Air      Up Head In The Distance     I Saw A Shimmering Light      My Head Grew Heavy And Sight Grew Grew Dim      I Had To Stop For The Night      There She Stood In The Doorway    I Heard The Mission Bell     I Was Thinking To My Self       This Could Be Heaven Or This Could Be Hell      Then She lit Up A Candle    And She Showed Me The Way      There Were Voices Down The Corridor   I Thought I Heard Them Say ...


Eagles

Hotel California 1976

MONDAY: 

No real reason to hit the road butt A$$ early as we are only adventuring down the weathered two lane black asphalt for about 8 hours driving time. The brisk 11F / -11C morning made for a quick trunk loading of coolers, duffle bags, and on the I70West by 8am. Moab Utah was beautiful, just a hint as what was to come, and soon became just another fading image in the rearview mirror. We pulled off in Monument Valley once again and breathed out our standard Forest Gump jokes/references/quotes.  


The Dude assembled a couple of delicious wraps with fresh greens from the hoop house, tasty cracked peppered dry salami slices, and fresh homemade hummus for holding everything together inside. Before we knew it, Flagstaff AZ was also in our rearview mirror. Our destination was the sleepy valley town of Prescott AZ. To the locals, it is pronounced, Press-KIT like a beef brisket. After I was politely corrected I responded with," Oh, Like A Strong Merlot Wine, Press-LOT." 

Wendy is a blood cousin from the Reed side and ironically reached out Spring 20BLK Jack. Have you ever experienced Singing Bowls?? I highly recommend it. The visceral vibrational quality was remarkable and the flow throughout each limb was outstandingly relaxing. 

TUESDAY:

After Wendy served up a decadent breakfast, the three of us went tooling on over to Sedona AZ in the trusty rental car. Endless chatter ensued and we where always there before we knew it. 


Our drive from Prescott To Sedona allowed us to quickly visit Jerome before dropping down into Sedona. Jerome was an old miners town and the historic Audrey Shaft still stands in all its glory. This town produced tons and tons of Silver and Copper back in the 1920's. 


Audrey Mine Shaft is the largest wooden head frame still standing in AZ. This sucker was completed in 1918 to haul ore from the mine shaft 1900ft deep. That is 579 meters below the surface of daylight with cross tunnels every 100 to 200 feet. A the tiny little elevator car lowers these brave or hardy worker bees tirelessly for decades.  


They now have a bullet proof thick glass window covering the opening and strings of lights illuminating the shaft for about the first 1,000ft or so. Talk about a sight. The Dude and Wendy were snapping off a few photos when I captured the above shot. 

Our mighty rental car descended the switch back road like a sure hoofed billy goat effortlessly hopping from boulder to boulder. Dropping into Sedona offered nothing but one beautiful sight, if you appreciate an arid desert style landscape. 


I find these magnificent flagstone spears grounding and jaw dropping as well. Hiking around was super simple and VERY tourist friendly. Easily could have supported flip flops is what I am saying. 


These pockets of beauty are rather comforting and pretty grounding if you stay out of your own way. Wendy knew these loops well and that offered opportunities for trekking around more than the average tourist would see in a day. 

 
She navigated us to yet another postcard location. I found the vortex near this formation rather strong but feminine. Wendy ask something about the difference between a vortex and a spiral as I referred to it as. In my opinion I started off with, a spiral has a directional curve with a fixed point as a vortex is gravitating and consuming in a whirlwind motion. Maybe Yes, Maybe No 



The highlights from the week were always centered around supported full spectrum discussions. Sure, we had those superficial chats as well about sports, weather, and family dynamics. But we also pealed back the layers of those onions.  


The Dude was whipping up a tasty treat after another location conquered. Its not a complaint but there was no shortage of travelers at this particular sight. On To The Next Hike 


This was another rugged location that I enjoyed and talk about good juju, Like WoW. We happily climbed around and came to a rest at this ridiculously wild overlook. 





Our last look see around Sedona was driving up a canyon northbound for a short distance. We were quickly losing precious daylight but adventured on just the same. And was I ever thankful that we did. Phuc YES


This peaceful easy creek is fed by a natural under ground spring and the flowing water is crystal clear. The locals are very protective of this area and Mother Nature thanks them. The sounds of rushing water dancing between naturally formed waterfalls were priceless. I set my phone near one flowing pocket and record the audio of three plus minutes. Just The Sound Of Meditating White Noise 

Wendy even asked," So I Think You Like This Place?" This creek provided me with the soothing tranquility that I didn't even realize I was desiring and I already had a pretty righteous day. Little did she know, my pockets were full of collectible pebbles. You Know Me

WEDNESDAY:

The Dude and I loaded up the cooler once again and made tracks towards the actual town of Prescott. Wendy and her family currently reside in Prescott Valley. 


Just a few twist and turns north of the town Prescott, we found the Watson Disc Golf Course. The temperature was another perfect low 60F / 15C with an abundance of sunshine. 


This disc golf course has a proper 18 Baskets with multiple tee pads and basket placements. There were very few simple holes and you could have easily lost a disc or two if you weren't paying attention. I make note of that because I backed way off the power drives and focused more with precise lay ups. 


My control was outstanding after about the 3rd basket and I threw very well. I definitely missed a number of my par putts but felt solid with my overall play for a new competitive course. Again, commanding views.


And above, here is a new one on me. A disc walking cat!! Dogs, you bet!! Kitty Kitty on a leash?? The dog is obviously well know because she interacted with all her human friends as they arrived but refused to look my way. The cat, totally thought it was a dog and mirrored the same behaviors. Pretty Cool

From there, we casually drove down to the heart of Whiskey Row. This place was nothing but saloons, gambling halls, and hotels by the early 1870's. Some of the saloons brewed their own beer for 12 1/2 cents a pour. In 1901, a disastrous fire tore through four of the city blocks. So some of the original hotels still stand and talk about chalk full of apparitions. Currently, hotels and saloons, all the employees dress in their 1870's clothing which brings such richness to these conciliate brothel style watering holes. The True Wild Wild West

THURSDAY:

Paolo Soleri landed on The Dudes radar and we talked Wendy & Logan into checking it out with us. The scamper south took about 40 minutes and it's almost in the middle of nowhere USA.



Paolo did not consider himself a visionary but more of a true realist. Over 8,000 determined volunteers created this community of Arcosanti. The ambitious experiment was to build a community were humans are forces to interact with each other through its pedestrian walks, multi use buildings, and vertically dense design standing in contrast to the the urban sprawl of the early 1970's.  


These amazing structures were all hand built and each building is properly angled or positioned for passive solar gains, water capturing, and is even built on a cliff side for afternoons breezes. 



How can one not critically think about our roles in creating a balance between the built world and the environment for the good of humankind and the planet. During the tour, my mind raced. 


The questions that bubbled up for me were all the whys. Why has fellow mankind ... Why do they keep secrets from ... Why would you roll into town and act like ... Why imply that its someones fault?? Why is it so flipping tough to be the better human?? 


I ended up sending out a number of photos to my friends during this tour. How can one not send positive vibes from a magical place like this. So this is the amphitheater and there are three building facing in towards the stage. Only one building is obviously photographed in this shot above. All the first floors are residential and the second floors are all classrooms. 

The photo above is one of the four work sites. This particular sight is where the worker / residents fabricate copper bells for selling in the gift shop. Our tour guide was just ok and I was disappointed about NOT touring the Ceramic Kilns, Wood Shop, Rooms That They Rent For Vacations and Visiting Families, Gardening Plots, and Their Solar Farm. Phuc-N COVID  

FRIDAY:

And before you knew it, the car was traveling north. Way Too Quick 


But not before another first. The Dude wanted to hit a coffee shop in Flagstaff. So we stopped for fuel and walked over to this hut. We were greeted by two pigs on a leash. First A Cat, Now Pigs


This week held just about everything really. We were on the move all day but felt as if there is so much more to explore. Our visit with Wendy and the family was extraordinary and their hospitality was impeccable. They unselfishly looked after us at all times. We shared stories of past travels way into the late evenings. Never would have guessed that we had not crossed paths in 30 to 40 years. 

It hadn't occur to me how badly I needed to get the Phuc away from GJ. Our hearts are always in need of a rejuvenating outing but I wasn't tuned in to how disconnected I really was. I can't blame it on the full moon but folks have been rubbing me the wrong way and traveling was ideal for my soul. Another Successful Road Trip

GOALS

  1. Breathe And Appreciate 
  2. Remain Present Around Others
  3. Liquidate Some Assets
  4. Bitchin Early February Radio Show MCR
  5. Schedule And Update My Calendar 
  6. Plan The Next Road Trip 


I Leave You With This Video Montage From The Week


Cheers

93 comments:

  1. ...beauty in a dry barren landscape.

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    1. And Beautiful All Year Around Brother T

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  2. Wow, what a great trip Arizona was. Everyone needs to be rejuvenated and mother nature is glad to ba of service. Excellent post, beautiful landscape and to top it off a fantastic video. Well done, Padre!

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    1. Righteous Trip - She Sure Did - Thanx A Mill - Will Give You A Heads Up About The Radio Show - Rock On Mr Bill

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  3. Dearest Travis,
    WOW, you erased our footsteps?
    It is a good 7 years ago that I drove from Flagstaff to Sedona: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2014/11/scenic-89a-from-flagstaff-to-sedona.html
    We went back again next year: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2015/05/sedona-arizona-hyatt-pinon-pointe.html
    https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2015/05/red-rock-country-sedona-arizona.html
    Got a total of 18 posts with the label Arizona...
    So this was a joy to see your different images and reading your stories.
    As for the singing bowls, this is similar to the ones in Switzerland: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2021/03/appenzell-ascent-and-folkloristic-music.html
    Haha, those piggies on a leash, you really encountered lots of fun things this trip!
    Your cousin sounds like a wonderful person; you're lucky.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Well Check You Out There You Little Go Getter - I Have Some Navigating To Do And Looking Forward To Some Of Your Priceless Shots - Pigs On A Leash Still Baffles Me - The Guy Used A Ramp And I Just Figured It Was An Older Dog - When I Saw The Pig Walking The Ramp, Cracked Me Up - My Cuz And Her Family Are Flipping Amazing - So Reassuring To Connect After All These Decades Gone By - Been Thinking About You Two As Well Lately - Big Hugs

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  4. How could such hospitality and such striking desert scenery not be rejuvenating. Cat and pigs on leash, very amusing.

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    1. Completely Agreed Mate - I Refer To Those Moments As Cheap Entertainment - And You're Right, The Desert Is Striking - Take Care

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  5. Hello,
    What a great trip, Arizona has beautiful landscapes. Being an animal lover, the cat, dog and the piggies are adorable and well behaved. Beautiful photos and video. Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. Hello Shadow People - Excellent Adventure For Sure - All The Animals Were Well Behaved And So Dang Cute - Thanx So Much For Watching The Video - Still Cant Wrap My Mind Around The Gorgeous Creek - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  6. A great post with a lot of things I like: desert, nature, animals, relaxing places and I am sure no noise. And what about "Hotel California"? One of the best songs ever!
    In 1999 I visited the desert of Nevada, I cannot forget that trip!

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    1. Stoked You Dig The Hotel California Track - This Particular Road Trip Showcased It All - Sure Hope You Partied Like It Was 1999 - Always Appreciate Hearing From You Brother BLK Knight

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  7. Brilliant captures all! Good to see you having a great time!

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    1. Many Thanx Magic - Incredible Experience - You OK After Your Booster Jab???? Hope So

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  8. thank you for sharing your trip. I so needed a getaway even if only vicariously. I loved that there was no snow and the blue sky was so blue! Take care.

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    1. Pleased You Were Able To Relax Vicariously - The Sky Was Tremendously Blue And Inviting - Thanx For Following Along - Stay Strong Out There

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  9. Hi Travis, such a great get away and perfectly shared. Those red rocks had me wanting to pack the van GTHOoH, The pigs on leash is always fun to see one time I camped next to lady who had 3 hens camping with her, yes she let them out of their crates and if Casey hadn't barked at them I think they would have been picking round the van...def a first for me, thank goodness she had no rooster to cocka-doodle-do at 6 am.

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    1. Was A GR8 Get A Way - Travel On Sondra Dear - Rooster Wake Ups Can Be Rough - Pigs Are So Bad Now That You Point That Out - Be Well My Friend

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  10. This sounds like a wonderful adventure and to have connected with a family member after all these years is priceless.

    The skies always catch my eye and the terrain is so foreign to me…wonderful. I do know red soil though.

    I have never see a pot-bellied pig. To see two is a huge bonus!

    Take care, Padre.

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    1. Totally Wonderful On Both Accounts - Beautiful Bluebird Weather - The Pigs Were A Trip - Thanx For Checking In Marie

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  11. Preciosas fotos de tu excursión. El color rojizo de la montaña, me llama mucho la atención.

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    1. As cores do deserto são algo especial - As aventuras foram uma explosão - Obrigado por deixar palavras tão gentis como sempre

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  12. What a fabulous adventure. The Paoloa Soleri structures look amazing, and what scenery. It sure looks like you had a greaty week! Thanks for sharing. hugs-Erika

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    1. It Really Was And Much Needed - Paoloa Build All Those Half Domes With Piles Of Compacted Silt - Amazing Eye For Sure - Worthy Of A Tour - Nice Hearing From You Erika - Take Care

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  13. Gostei de ver as fotografias desta bela postagem.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. A vida é boa e a semana é linda - Obrigado por seus comentários - Cuide-se meu amigo

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  14. Yes, I know the song Hotel California. Great view from your drive. Singing Bowl is new to me. Thanks for sharing great photos from your wonderful adventure. We won't see cat and pigs on lease here.

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    1. Happily Sharing In Adventures - No, You Sure Wont Will Ya - Sing On

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  15. Die Gegend würde ich mir auch unheimlich gern mal anschauen. LG Romy

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    1. Nun, bis dahin viel Spaß mit meinen Fotos – Die Wüste ist so friedlich und reich an Farbmustern

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  16. Yes this cream is really nice for dry skin =) Thanks.

    Very interesting post with many beautiful pictures.
    I love this rough nature, I want to travel there too =)
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    1. Extra Cream On Them Elbows - The Desert Is Rough While Delightful At The Same Time - Travel On My Friend

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  17. A favorite song!!! Hotel California. And then, Prescott Arizona. Another favorite. So much historical & beauty thru-out.

    You mentioned Reed family...relation to Stephen Reed of the Douglas, Az Reeds?

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    1. Tapping Your Toes I Hope - Amazing History & Totally Gorgeous - Not The Stephens Reed Of AZ But The Boone Reed Of Chicawal Falls - Love That Smile Of Yours

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  18. Great fun Dude. Those landscapes are awesome and you quoted my all time favourite track with Hotel California. Now I all I need is two homelovin pigs to make my absolute day.

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    1. Dig That Tune Do Ya - Not What Ya See Everyday In Your Local Watering Hole - Be Well Brother Man

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  19. wow so amazing place... I would like to come here

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    1. I Hope Someday You See It With Your Own Eyes - Rock On

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  20. Thanks for sharing a bit of beautiful Sedona.

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    1. You Are So Welcome - Have No Interest In Living There But It Sure Is Beautiful - Thanx For Checking In

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  21. i have seen the eagles in concert several times, they are so amazing and i can almost relate to the lyrics of most of their songs. they are my youth, my teens. what a great diary of these special days traveling, and what a beautiful place. i can't believe the beauty of the flagstone!!

    i have never done the bowl thing, no surprise there....

    i really enjoyed the video!!

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    1. Celebrate Your Youth Debbie - Turn It Up - AZ Has Its Beauty For Sure - I Recommend You Seek Out Some Healing Bowls - And THANK YOU So Much For Watching The Video - Can You Believe That Creek Is Located In Arizona??? I Still Cant And I Was There

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  22. -11C?!
    Beautiful pics and yummy food!
    I just quick-cooked and sick Hubby even liked it. Miracles all over...

    Aha? Ingo has such a swinging bowl. Placed on the sideboard - will try it on the body, thank you!
    It´s a small bowl, though...
    Stunning pics, oh, I would love to travel your country. Mines just freak me out, though...
    That one rock formation looks like a man, nature is a crazy artist.
    Great pic of you two resting there, happy times!
    Love the cat.Fun idea with the 1870´s clothes and also the Paolo Soleri-project, wow.
    Ahhh, the desert.
    Pigs in a store. New to me.
    Wow. 30-40years is a long break. Haven´t seen family for 2 years and we talked 3 hours on the phone the other day.
    I hate breaks.
    Oh, and when can we take such a cool road trip again, I wonder. Love #6 of your goals especially.
    Please share again (Germany is such a cramped place, I just can admire yours).
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    1. Still Pretty Chilly In These Parts - Let Me Know What You Noticed Even If Its A Smaller Sized Bowl - Mines Can Be Rather Creepy - Paolo Was A True Highlight From The Vacation - Pigs In A Store Was New To Many - Hope A Road Trip Is In Your Future - I Am Full Of Gratitude

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  24. What magnificent views. I find that such natural beauty is always humbling....and worth the hike. You took some phenomenal photographs. It's good to have a reminder of such majestic natural beauty.

    I never heard about Singing Bowls before, it seems like a very therapeutic experience.
    Have a great day ahead!

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    1. Totally Humbling And I Do My Best To Imagine What Life Was Like On The Back Of A Horse Around The Late 1800's - So Gorgeous And Peaceful At Times - Those Healing Bowls Were Something Else - Lovely New Profile Photo There Ivanna

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  25. I've always wanted to stop and explore Jerome but never have. Some great adventures (and photos) over the week!!

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    1. Jerome Kicked A$$ And The Road From Both Sides Is A Must - Could Easily Be Talked Into Another Trip To Jerome Again - Thanx For Stopping By As I Knew You Would Dig The Landscape

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  26. Looks like a wonderful adventure, Padre!

    Love the gorgeous vistas.

    I've never heard of the Singing Bowls before - how interesting!

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    1. So Wonderful - I Recommend A Session With Those Style Of Singing Bowls - Take Care V Lee

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  27. A rejuvenating travel, indeed! Arizona has an interesting geography, so spacious, dynamic, yet so subtle. Your photos are eye-catching and exciting.

    Yoko

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    1. Agreed - Pleased You Enjoyed The Photos - Not Bad Of An Old iPhone - Beautiful Comment Of Yours , Well Said

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  28. It looks like an amazing trip. I have yet to explore Arizona, but it's on my bucket list.

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    1. AZ Offers A Wide Range Of Must See - The Northern Territory Is Vastly Different From The Border Of MEX/USA - Hope You Are Able To Adventure On Some Day

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  29. What a terrific adventure! I loved seeing all the photos -- the Monument Valley shots are spectacular and some of those rock formations around Sedona remind me of something out of a Road Runner cartoon. Arcosanti looks fascinating. I've never heard of it but it definitely seems like an interesting place to visit. And I hadn't heard of singing bowls, either. Maybe I need to visit Sedona?!

    Oh, and of COURSE I loved the cat and dog and pigs!

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    1. 100% Cartoon Like - I Gave The Beep Beep Call Twice While Roaming Around - Cracked My Cuz Up - Arcosanti Was Totally Fascinating And So Much More To See - Hope AZ Is In Your Future And Knew The Cat And Pigs Would Be A Hit In Your World - Rock On Brother Reed

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  30. I'm glad you visited my blog - thank you. Coming here - these are exactly the type of posts I love, travel, adventure and beautiful photos. I love AZ - mostly because my dad had a house at the river in Parker, and then eventually moved to Tombstone. I got my love of the desert from him. I've been looking at past photos earlier this week and came across my photos from trips to Sedona, Tombstone, Parker and other places in AZ. Anyway i'll be back..lol

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    1. Pleased These Are In Your Wheelhouse - We Had Friends In Parker And We Build Them A Deck Back In The Late 80's - Shoot Out At The Okay Corral So Rocks - Thanx For Checking In And Keep Smiling

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  31. Hotel California. We were driving near a BV in CO when it came on the radio. I quickly texted my childhood best friend, and asked her if she thought of our teenage shady behavior every time she heard it. She does!!! I'll never forget.

    What a great trip. I love love love seeing your red rock photos. I am always looking forward to our next trip to the red rock! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!

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    1. Still Rocking The Radio, Right ON!!!!! So Cool Having Friends You Can Reminisce With - Enjoyed Sharing These Magnificent Red Rocks With You All - Travel On My Good Friend - Travel On

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  32. Wonderful landscapes, these walks I can no longer do, so I thank you for the trip through your photos and your video.
    Cats on a leash I've only seen once, now pigs I've never seen.
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    1. Wish We Were Able To Work With Your Legs Because These Walks Are Rejuvenating For The Soul - Thank You For Watching The Video As Well - Pigs On A Leash Was Something Else - Like WoW - Stay Strong

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  33. Wow you had an amazing trip :o And all the views... I want to see them ;p

    Blog ♥
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    1. My Hope Is That Some Day You Will - Hope That We ALL Travel Safely Again - Thanx For Checking In

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    1. Thank You Ever So Much KK - Much Appreciated

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  35. We took the boys to Arizona about 19 years ago--my youngest was 3, so he doesn't remember it. We stayed in Tucson but drove up to the Grand Canyon and stayed in Sedona too. The boys were funny about the vortexes--very humorously dramatic. We also wasted time in Tombstone but had a lot of laughs at the tourists who were there for the reenactments. Drove to Bisbee which was crazy entertaining. And of course the Saguaro National Forest. BUT I've never heard of Arcosanti! How can this be? Looks fascinating. You do take the most interesting trips. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Tucson Is Gorgeous And They Have Over One Hundred Miles Of Designated Road Bike Trails Now - Boys, Too Funny - Nothing Like Wasting Time In A Ghost Town - Bisbee Was A Hoot For Sure - Saguaro National Forest Blew My Mind, Along With The Joshua Trees - Looking Like You And The Hubby Will Need To Schedule A Road Trip Soon - Big Hugs Little W

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  36. that video (and the photos) has everything I like - the sound of birds, water streaming through rocks, bug sounds, beautiful natural structural "art' because all of nature is art to me.

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    1. Thank You So Much For Watching The Video And Pleased You Enjoyed It As Well - Art Forms Are World Wide And I Am Pleased Knowing Your Heart Is Happy

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  37. Sounds a good day or two out.
    Round this way a Butcher, during the 40s and 50's kept a sheep as a pet, and was known to walk around with it on a leash.
    Glad you are getting out and about.

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    1. Very Good Days On The Road - What A Sight To See If A Butcher Was Walking Pigs On A Leash - So Thankful To Be Out & About

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  38. Singing bowls are wonderful and so are your photos. Those wonderful hikes you've done...so beautiful. I think I have to envy you... yes, thank you very much for your photos... and I'm so glad that I got to do such great things too... Great, your tour, ok. I'm not jealous, I'm happy together with you to see fotos :-)). Thanks, yes :-)
    And I love the rocks and their color.
    Yes, and the buildings by Paolo Soleries in Arizona are also exciting... what a project!
    Your video is the dream. Applause!!!
    And thanks for the song too.
    Best regards and have fun.
    Hug...and now I look again from the front :-)) joy... so beautiful.

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    1. Yes They Are & What A Thoughtful Reply Barwitzki - The Early Morning Colors Were Something Else And The Paolo Building Were Something Special - Thank You Ever So Much For Viewing The Video As Well - The Eagles Were A Hit Across The Board For Sure - You Definitely Made My Week - Thank You

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  39. So impressive, beautiful pics... I would like to visit this desert!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  40. The Northern AZ Desert Is Pretty Unique - Hope It Lands On Your Bucket List

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  41. Traveling is always a great way to rejuvenate the soul. I've never seen anyone use bowls for healing. I'll have to look more into that, though I'm sure we don't have anyone local for me to hire to try it myself. I am intrigued, though.
    LOL at the cat and pigs!
    Sounds like a great trip. Hope you're more centered and ready to tackle the world now!

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    1. It Sure Is And It Sure Was - Those Bowls Were So Cool - Hope You're Able To Find A Therapist As That Vibrational Quality Is Amazing - I Enjoyed The Sensation And Obviously Highly Recommended - Cracked Us All Up Over The Pigs And The Kitty Kitty Was Just Simply Unusual - So Far , The Reentry Was Been Bouncy - Not Rough But Rather Turbulent - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way T

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  42. Wow! nice trip! :) great photos. My friend likes singing bowls :)

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    1. A Most Excellent Trip - Thanx For Checking Out The Photos - Stoked Your Friend Likes The Healing Bowls Action - Nice Hearing From You Again - Be Well

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  43. Yes I'm pretty sure about that too =)
    Thanks enjoy your weekend too.

    Great post, this desert looks so amazing =) I want to travel there too. Cute cat and dog <3 :D
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    1. Excellent - Northern AZ Is Pretty Amazing - Even Has Cute Animals - So There's That

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  44. Oh I love your photos always
    I would like to experience with Singing Bowls therapy

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    1. Thank You And May Those Healing Bowls Find Your Nervous System

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  45. Magnifica travesía, viajes, lugares, tus fotos nos muestran la naturaleza los paisajes , las ciudades y nos haces viajar con la imaginación. Fantásticas fotografías, el perro hermoso.
    Un abrazo y gracias por visitarme.

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    1. Uma resposta tão maravilhosa - Que bom que você está gostando das fotos - Obrigado por ser você - Grande abraço

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