Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Salmon Arches

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While today is technically the antepenultimate day of the trip it is, for all practical purposes, the next to last day because Monday is almost entirely a travel day. I’ll have to drive several hours to reach my first and …

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The Salt Lake – Great yet not so great

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I had such a busy day in and around Salt Lake City that it earned three posts. And now, while I may not have a lot left to do, I do have plenty left to write. (Surprise!) Setting out from …

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Stones, ponies and different drumming dinosaurs

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At the end of the previous post, I’d just finished visiting Pioneer Memorial Museum but the day was still young and there was plenty left to see and do. Let’s start by walking down the hill from the Capitol to …

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Salt Lake, the Great

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In my previous post I promised I’d explain why I chose to stay at the Peery Hotel in Salt Lake City. First, when I travel, I try to favor locally owned hotels rather than supporting the large hotel chains. (Some …

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Unexpected Utah

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The distance from Kanab, which is quite far south, to Cove which occupies a spot on the map very near Idaho (so about as far north as you can travel and still be in Utah) is 409 miles. By the …

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Yeah-eah we wept…

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I’d been up late learning about hoodoos so when the morning sun began to filter through the windows of my cabin, I obstinately pulled the covers over my face willing to trade a few minutes extra rest for the the …

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Double Dutch

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It was past noon when we finished our tour of Monument Valley. Or, I should say, I was reasonably certain that the time on my cell phone showing it as past noon was correct since both the Navajo Nation and …

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Going Dutch

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I’ll be driving a lot and sightseeing a little today. And, of course, that means a certain amount of backtracking even if it’s only 24 miles. Fortunately, the two places I’m visiting – one in Arizona and one in Utah …

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Open spaces, little known heroes and more rock faces

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Today’s journey will mark the end of the front end of the Arizona portion of this trip – that is, the last day of sightseeing before I return to Tucson for the flight home. Join me today in traversing about …

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A Slipher of life and a my lord moment

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As I promised, this entry will wrap up both your lesson in astronomy and cosmology plus, as an added bonus, include the way I spent the rest of the day Sunday. So let’s get started. Red shift, blue shift (more …

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