Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
4/27/07 As we left and turned toward Kayenta a big rig pulled in behind us with big metal teeth for a grill. Wm was doing 65 and had to go a bit faster to keep him from eating us. We are now in Monument Valley. Because we wanted power and showers we are staying in Gouldings. This place has an interesting story. Harry Goulding came through here in 1921 and really liked Monument Valley. He was according to various stories a sheep herder and trader or a sheep inspector. The particular land he wanted was officially part of the Paiute Reservation, although Navajo lived here. Conveniently in 1923 the Utah legislature moved the Paiutes. Since the land was now public domain, Goulding filed on a square mile. The Paiutes and Mormons later had some sort of war and there are only a few scattered bits of Paiute land in AZ and UT. Although the Gouldings had a hard simple life here for a long time, they eventually made a Trading Post/Tourist destination and Movie location out of the place. A number of John Wayne movies were made here.
Friday, April 20, 2007
4/13-15 We are at Tecopa Hot Springs. Wm has been chatting with an old guy who pulls a trailer behind an old school bus. He says it is great fun here in the winter. I don’t know if I could live off the grid that long. No Cell, No Internet, No Newspapers even. He said they had great activities in the Community Hall. I went over to the community hall looking for a Pahrump Weekly for Wm and it smelled too much like old cigarette smoke. I think these old desert rats must smoke in there in the winter. The Lucky Rollers? A RV group were having their officers meeting in there. The last day we were here the place was filled with Koreans who chattered a lot. Lots of people come over here for the healing waters from Pahrump. Not any pics of the spa as it is segregated men and women and no suits are allowed in the pools.
We did quite a bit of shuttle bus riding and walking today. We saw a group of rafters, but missed seeing them go over some rapids. The canyon looked slightly clearer today but still has some haze. We were able to see spray from a waterfall going into the canyon, though we could not see the falls itself. Today we were using the binoculars.
Last night I heard the coyotes, yip, yip, yip, owwww.
Decided to go ahead and post this journal I had been keeping in lieu of blogging.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Black Snake Moan
Desire is a burning sickness for Rae (Christina Ricci), making her a sexual target of almost every man and boy in her small
Monday, April 9, 2007
Friday, April 6, 2007
Update: Bluetooth module delivered without the small cable needed to plug it in. So have returned that and await the sending of a new one. Probably not in time for this trip as we leave in the AM 4/12.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007