Monthly Archives: May 2016

Zion National Park

Visiting Zion today is a bit like visiting Disneyland – be prepared to ride crowded trams. Cars are not allowed! The transportation system works well, but is overcrowded most of the day. Parking is a problem even outside of the … Continue reading

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Moving On

Today was our day to leave Arizona and see what Utah has to offer. We drove north from Flagstaff to Marble Canyon, which we had visited a couple of days ago. California condors and rafters were on the river. We … Continue reading

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Oak Creek Canyon

Yesterday we followed Kathy to one of her favorite spots, an overlook at the head of Oak Creek Canyon. This canyon is somewhat unique because in addition to being formed by a stream flowing through it a fault line runs … Continue reading

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Marble Canyon

We thought about going to the Grand Canyon today. However, predictions were for 1-2 hour waits at the entrance, no parking, slow traffic. Instead we decided to go to the part of Grand Canyon National Park that fewer people visit … Continue reading

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Next Destination – Flagstaff, Arizona

Today we packed our bags and left our Worldmark condo in Santa Fe. Six hours later we were at Walnut Canyon National Monument just outside of Flagstaff. Although we have visited before, this unique cliff dwelling location always has something … Continue reading

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O’keeffe Country – Ghost Ranch

Yesterday we spent the day at Ghost Ranch where Georgia O’keeffe lived and painted for several decades. It is an inspirational landscape. One has no difficulty understanding why she chose to move there permanently after her husband died. The day … Continue reading

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Painting at Bandelier

We headed to Bandelier National Monument with the intention of revisiting some places we had seen about 12 years ago. Upon arrival we learned that the monument is now closed to all auto traffic and one must take a shuttle … Continue reading

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Nothing is less real than realism – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1965

Today was art museum/gallery day. We rushed and managed two art museums and one gallery. This should not be a surprise to anyone who has accompanied us to art museums. Jean and I like to absorb the art, take lots … Continue reading

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The Land of Enchantment

Today we left family and friends in Colorado Springs and headed south. As we crossed the mountains through Raton Pass into New Mexico we put Carlos Nakai on the ipod and were carried into New Mexico on his melodies. After … Continue reading

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Beautiful Wedding

Yesterday we celebrated the marriage of our grand niece, Megan, to Sam. The wedding was held on the grounds of a quaint mission-style restaurant. It proved to be a great setting for an outdoor wedding. There were many family and … Continue reading

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