My bumper sticker reads Don’t Believe Everything You Think. The internet attributes the words to lyrics in a Lee Brice song. Anyway, an old car in Bozeman, MT had those words stickered on the rear bumper. I was on my way to Yellowstone, and those words rang true for me. Let go of negative thoughts. Stop being judgmental and stop second-guessing. A woman in a Sam’s Club parking lot read the sticker and commented to her friend, “Jimmy should read that. It’s one frickin’ good sticker.” If only those words had reached George Bush before he attacked Iraq.
Here are a few photos from a recent trip to Hawaii – a 7-day Un-Cruise adventure that plied the waters of Moloka’i, Lanai’i, Maui, and Hawaii. The itinerary included whale watching, cultural stops, and plenty of water activities. When it comes to taking pictures, I like the quirky and get a kick out of scenes and signs that are a bit off kilter. I hope you like them.
Check out www.un-cruise.com for trip details.
Sturdy shoes and sandstone grit will take anyone into northern Arizona’s slot canyons, Horseshoe Bend, and the Grand Staircase, a national monument. Slot canyon tours are popular, especially with serious photographers. Think Arizona Highways and gorgeous calendars with 12 luscious sandstone images. Slot canyons are primarily on the Navajo Indian Reservation and that means No Tresspassing. My white tennis socks turned dusty red on the upper and lower Antelope Canyon treks. Between the two, I preferred the narrow trail and unhurried lower canyon experience. Two thumbs up for the 1.6 mile round-trip hike to see rock formations shaped like toadstools.
The beginning of November is a primo time to visit Lake Powell. Boats are docked and locked for the winter. The Bulgarian hotel workers are gone. Bus tours stop for a day to see the Glen Canyon Dam and visit the John Wesley Powell Museum. The place has a coolness that acknowledges a seasonal change. I took some photos and was wowed by smoke stacks rising from the desert floor. The Navajo Generating Station, a 2250 megawatt coal-fired plant that sends smoke to the Grand Canyon and electricity to Los Angeles, stretches across the landscape – an impressive temple to technology.
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Here are nine images that caught my attention on a trip to Oregon. Richard and I followed many of Lewis and Clark’s trails, including a day into Hells Canyon on the Snake River.
Utah and Colorado photograph beautifully year-round. My summer trip to visit friends gave me a chance to click my shutter a few times. I like to photograph quirky signs. I found two that worked for me. Although one sign had been shot to hell with bullets, both messages were clear. At Snowbird where I often skied, kids had summer fun bouncing on the trampoline.
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