Saturday, December 25, 2010
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Monday, July 5, 2010
My first stop was at Multnomah Falls.
I made a few other stops to enjoy the vistas. Beautiful, isn't it?
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I went for a drive east of Eugene today and took a little hike to see some waterfalls. The air was misty and smelled so fresh and green.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
To the right of the clothesline is the avocado tree. We've eaten tons of avocados off this tree. I think I like picking them as much as I like eating them. There's something special about the home grown stuff, you know?
There's a white peach tree in the back as well. I didn't get a picture of it. I thought that the tree had died a few years ago, but it grew back and now has lots of fruit growing on it. The thing about peaches is that you need to pick them when they're ripe RIGHT NOW or you miss out. I think the pickin' time is less than a week between the time that they're ripe and the time that they're rotten. (We pick avocados for a few months).
Now, here's a new experience for me while I was there. Some friends took me to a "high end" roach coach at around midnight one night. Only in California, folks! Seriously, it was after midnight on a Thursday night and this place had a line! I'm told the line was short compared to other times my friends had been there. The tofu tacos were excellent, by the way.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I was stopped and enjoying the view and taking some pictures when a man asked if I'd like him to take a picture of me. I figured it was about time I posted a picture of myself on the blog and what better background than this one.
After my hike, I drove out the east entrance. I stopped to check out a scenic view and got a kick out of some of the signs posted there.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I hadn't planned on going to the Grand Canyon, but ended up there anyway. I drove in through the east entrance for the first time ever.
There are a bazillion pictures of the Grand Canyon on the web, but here are a couple more. It's the best you'll get from me and not anywhere NEAR as beautiful as it is when you're actually there, but here you go. I didn't venture all the way into Grand Canyon Village, so these are just a couple shots from the east side. Tomorrow I'll get a couple more.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I went on a jeep tour to Soldier's Pass. The tour guide was great and it was a REAL 4-wheeling adventure. I don't care for the 4-wheeling too much, but the surroundings were breath-taking.
This little town of Sedona has a number of sculptures right on the main street which I found quite beautiful. There are more than what I have here.
I did get a t-shirt. I originally planned to get one of the red dirt dyed t-shirts, but I don't care all that much for the rust color, as unique as they are. I had a difficult time deciding on what color shirt to get. Since I don't have a red tshirt, that's the one I got.
After Sedona, I decided to drive to Jerome. I looked at an RV in Prescott last summer and the folks there recommended I check out Jerome if I planned on hanging around for a couple days. What a unique place. It's an old mining town (copper mine) that kind of hangs on the side of a hill. Here's a picture taken from the town looking out/down. Some of the most incredible views I've seen yet.
I got a bit more sun than I expected today. Tomorrow I will probably hang out locally and then go to the Grand Canyon on Monday.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I'm at a gorgeous campground and there are plenty of hiking trails nearby. I did some hiking this morning, even though it was still very windy. I didn't go to the top of the hill because of the wind, but the views from halfway up were still quite stunning. Check it out.
I decided to get some hiking boots after my hike, so rode into town to get some. I hope they work out better than the last couple pair I bought. If these don't work, I'm giving up on hiking boots and getting myself a good pair of combat boots. Don't laugh. They're the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. Of course, finding the kind that I wore back in the 70's might be a trick. They don't make those particular ones any more.
The wind is still blowing outside and rocking the RV some. There are train whistles in the distance. I kind of like the sound of the train whistles.
The smell of the air here, that pine and woodsy smell, reminds me of weekends we spent at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Connecticut when I was a kid (long time ago). Good memories.
I really like it here. It's far enough from town and in the woods that it's quiet, with the distant train whistles, but close enough that it's accessible by public transportation (the bus stop is nearby). Grocery store is within walking distance, if you don't mind walking, and biking is an option - bike paths are good.
I might stay here a while.
I'll take more pictures next weekend, I promise.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I drove out to Pecos National Monument to check out the ruins of the Pecos Pueblo. Pictures just don't do the place justice, but this will give you an idea.
After a walk around the ruins and some time spent in the museum, I took a drive out to Madrid, NM. It's a small, rather eccentric place with galleries and various art forms created and sold. It was fun walking along the main street here.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Afterwards, I drove over to Los Alamos and went to a couple of the museums there - the Los Alamos Historical museum and the Bradbury Science museum. I was only there for a few hours. I wouldn't mind going back again some time. There's a weird feeling to the place, though, maybe due to its history.
The drive today was great. The geography here is unique and beautiful.
I'm going out for another drive tomorrow.