April 3, 2006 Newsletter
Today I posted a few photos from my trip to Arizona. While in Arizona we traveled to remote areas both southeast and northwest of Phoenix. So far I have posted photos of desert landscapes as well as the Grand Canyon. In the next week I will post wildlife and floral photos along with images at Meteor Crater.
My trip was partially paid for by my friend and host Rich Boucher. I have to admit that I was more impressed with the scenery of Arizona than I expected. I certainly didn’t see half the things I could have seen; I intend to make a trip back out there sometime when I have more time to explore in depth.
Some of the things I learned while out there:
- Wings are wobbly. This fact was learnt on route to Phoenix—as a first time flier it came as a disturbing surprise to see the airplane wings wobble so much. While it disturbed me, I found out that wobbly wings are actually a good thing on plains… at least up to a point. (This according to frequent flyers… though I cannot seem to find the relevant facts online.)
- An Arizona rainstorm is the only thing an Ohioan would consider small.
- The Grand Canyon is really really really big. Yes, that is three "reallies” in a row. You could probably safely insert one more.
- There is a restaurant in Flagstaff called Bun Huggers. I assume they serve hamburgers.
- Oh yeah… one more small thing in Arizona is the scorpion. I expected to find big black beasts; they are actually only about an inch or so long out there. That was disappointing, since I am such an avid fan of the rock band Scorpions.
- It snows in Arizona.
I am sure that I learned more. But I haven’t soaked my feet enough in hot water to truly reflect on it all. Expect more photos in the next week or so.
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