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Bushie

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RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sat, 05/13/06 10:04 PM (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

I agree with Sundancer, you should be a professional photographer.

I've been telling the SOB for a couple of years that he should submit his photography to National Geographic. But, will he listen to me???

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Keep the triplog going Mr. Mayor. We're ALL loving this!!
 
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    sizz

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    RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 12:02 AM (permalink)
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    Al-The Mayor-Bowen Posted - 05/12/2006 : 22:17:45
    About 12 miles in from US 191 is Newspaper Rock a Petroglyph site where Utah has a Historical marker. There are hundreds of the etched figures on the rock telling stories of the ancient as well as the more modern Native Americans.

    Yes and I see at closer inspection that another Native American we all know left his calling card.....
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 12:15 AM (permalink)

      FRANK,
      Forgery is a crime, even in Alta California !!!

      (Shame on You!)
       
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        lleechef

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        RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 2:02 AM (permalink)
        Again, great photos, great commentary. Frank, I have to say your rendition of the rock is genial.
        Keep sending the beautiful photos.
         
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          roossy90

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          RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 4:46 AM (permalink)
          Gorgeous pics Al..
          I am wondering why we have not seen a post by the dogs.
          Surely they have had some great roadfood also.
          (J/K)..
          They look happy on the tour!
          What kind of camera is that?
          Photos and color is stunning!
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 8:03 AM (permalink)

            OK A morning catch-up....
            RE- Green Chili's, I have loved chilis of all types all my life but apparently much of the ability to deal with them departed with my gall bladder a few years ago. So I do 'tasteings' but have to pass by the dishes that center on strong pepper content. Not so much the 'Hot Pepper', it seems that even a mild pepper like we enjoy in Chile Reanos (sp)will divert my behavior almost immediately.

            RE the Dogs- They really are good travelers. They behave well together and spend a lot of time gathering hours of "sniffs" to process during frequent stops. I really do equate their information-gathering to my digital photo work. They sniff away constantly, then sit or lay-down and seem to do the 'photoshop' work to sort out the data they have sampled !
            They consider cows to be large 'enemy' dogs and treat them as invaders of our space. We assist them by slowing down, or stopping for a few minutes to allow the pups to shed some of their feelings towards the range cattle. They haven't made the connection between the critters on the road and the steak bones they enjoy in the motel fairly often. We will work on that.
            We do carry Windex and towels to clean the inside of the glass several times a day to take off the doggie-boogers that smear the glass when they ride with their little doggie noses pressed against the window. In the parks where the spped limit is 25-30 mph we allow the windows to be open for wholesale sniffing...they urge us to do that a lot

            RE Mesa Verde- Several folks commented on that place, for good reason. It is a very special place, and even though we kept to the overlooks and ruins near the loop drives (no long walks for me at this altitude) we could feel the presence of the former occupants around us. I would recommend a visit with as much time as possible to all who consider coming to the Four Corners area.

            RE Camera- See my discriptor on Page Two
             
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              Poverty Pete

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              RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 9:02 AM (permalink)
              Al, if you follow 191 south, it will take you to Hubbell's trading post. Then 264 will go through first, second and third mesas on your way toward the Grand Canyon. If you're looking to buy Navajo rugs, jewelry, etc., Hubbel's is the place to be.
               
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                Adjudicator

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                RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 9:38 AM (permalink)
                Great pics as always, AL.
                 
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                  RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 9:46 AM (permalink)
                  Al, great trip and photos. BTW, Debbie will be sending you a picture of our owls now that she saw the bluebird shot. Incidentally, there is a "Two Brothers BBQ" in Ball Ground, GA which has been there forever - a neat roadfood place.
                   
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                    UncleVic

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                    RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 12:40 PM (permalink)
                    Al, you need to snap a pic of atleast one chili dog in your travels! (And I'm not talking about the Scottys).
                     
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                      sizz

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                      RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 1:53 PM (permalink)
                      Al : ........... Great report,
                      Having to stop for your dogs while driving down the road is really a very good thing. While traveling, staying seated for prolonged periods with the seat cushion pressing against the back of the knees and legs, blood flow can slow and become stagnant and blood clots may develop. Linda and I while travailing always stop every hour to stretch and if anything we'll give a quick walk around the van.
                      Linda is on coumadin medication for ever, after experiencing two death defying pulmonary embolisms, so frequent stops for us are necessary...... Who knows those little black doggie's "piss calls" could be saving your life. Besides it makes for a more pleasant and refreshing trip ...( are you listing Wondering Jew?)

                      A few questions.......... what are you driving? do you snack while driving? can you tell us where you'll be a few days in advance so we can toss in a suggestion. Is this the trip you'll be passing through northern California?
                       
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                        mayor al

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                        RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 5:04 PM (permalink)

                        Just arrived in Page AZ (Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell)
                        We are driving my Ford F150 Supercrew. Snack? yeah at times and Sonic Slushes are great on desert rides!
                        We have a Jack in the Box next door to the Days Inn, they give a discount for guests of the motel and are open 24 hrs a day...Taco time for Albert !!
                        Photo journal entries tonight and a real dinner house for our evening meal!
                         
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                          Sundancer7

                          RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Sun, 05/14/06 5:21 PM (permalink)
                          Al, in my mind, I am there with you. I have been in Page before. The lake was down a bit when I was there last fall?

                          Do not pig out on Jack in the Box even if they give you a discount.

                          Looking forward to more of your pics.

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN
                           
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                            lleechef

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                            RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 1:09 AM (permalink)
                            Looking forward to your next photo journal entries!
                             
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                              Jimeats

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                              RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 7:13 AM (permalink)
                              After having 14in. of rain the past couple of days plus 3 to 5 comming today those desert pics are looking awfull inviting. Do those free range cattle belong to anyone or can they be harvested? Happy Trails, Chow Jim
                               
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                                mayor al

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                                RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 9:20 AM (permalink)
                                DAY 8- Blanding Utah to Page Arizona via Monument Valley. 250 miles.

                                We left Blanding early this morning and headed down US 163 and US 160 thru Monument Valley. Several points of interest came up as we headed west. First we pulled in to the Sand Island Launching Ramp on the San Juan River. A group of rafters were prepping to depart on a river ride to Lake Powell, a four day journey for them, a ½ day ride for us.


                                The cliffs behind the Ramp were covered with the petroglyphs of early visitors as well as the more modern explorers and pioneers who settled the area 150 years ago. I am surprised that the modern graffiti artists haven’t defaced these cliffs, but so far they haven’t done their damage. I guess the Security Lizards Keep an eye on the visitors to prevent vandalism!


                                A bit further down the road we saw the loading tower and rail operation of the Navejo owned Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad. The sole function of this hundred mile stretch of electric-powered railroad is to haul coal from the mines at Black Mesa to the huge power generating plant in Page, AZ. Since this track doesn’t connect to any other railroad all the equipment had to be hauled in on huge trucks. Another oddity in addition to the rare electric power source (not diesel-electric), is that the trains have no crews, they are operated totally from a control center by remote control. The locomotives are German Built, 6000 horsepower each! This is a real unusual operation in today’s rail world.


                                Still heading west we passed thru the main part of Monument Valley with a stop at Golding’s Trading Post for Janet and a Slush stop for both of us at the Sonic in Kayenta. The road looks like the ‘running scene in FORREST GUMP’ when Tom Hanks decided to stop running and go home. The dogs enjoyed the warm sunny weather at one of the several stops we made.




                                We then arrived in Page. An early Mexican dinner at Alfonso’s, in the strip mall at the Safeway Center was good but not photo worthy. We checked out the town and shot a couple of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell photos for this report then returned to the Days Inn to do some laundry and enjoy a relaxing evening.




                                Today we stay local in Page. We will prep for the North Rim overnite camp-out. The Rim Road opens for the season today. We will eat one dinner at the lodge, but camp the night tomorrow. No reports until we get to Kanab Utah the day after torrow. See ya then!





                                 
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                                  mayor al

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                                  RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 9:35 AM (permalink)

                                  P S Pov.Pete we stopped at Goldings rather than go that far south to Hubbells. Maybe next time !

                                  I am a Cumindin user also, so I understand the walk around rules!!

                                  The range cattle were all tagged and branded so I assume the old "Shoot the Rustlers" law would still stand!!

                                  Todays lunch will be at a nice steak house in Page. Will report tonight on it. This is the nicest motel on the trip (so far)with a beautiful pool and hot-tub and a Wally World and Jack in the Box next door. Not roadfood, but great for prepping for more miles!!
                                   
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                                    Sundancer7

                                    RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 5:33 PM (permalink)
                                    Remote controled locomotives with 6000HP each sending power to an electrical motor. Pretty cool and reminds me of the smaller version of the trains at the airport in Atlanta and other cities.

                                    Great pics again.

                                    Perhaps you could hire me as a driver for your next trip. I work for food

                                    Paul E. Smith
                                    Knoxville, TN
                                     
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                                      Poverty Pete

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                                      RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 7:20 PM (permalink)
                                      I could be the assistant driver...food also required.
                                       
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                                        RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 7:30 PM (permalink)
                                        More great photos!! Thank you!! I especially liked the Security Lizard!
                                         
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                                          RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 7:56 PM (permalink)
                                          I agree with that Bushie character... You should submit to National Geographic. Your pictures are beyond awesome...

                                           
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                                            RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 8:24 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by fpczyz

                                            quote:
                                            Al-The Mayor-Bowen Posted - 05/12/2006 : 22:17:45
                                            About 12 miles in from US 191 is Newspaper Rock a Petroglyph site where Utah has a Historical marker. There are hundreds of the etched figures on the rock telling stories of the ancient as well as the more modern Native Americans.

                                            Yes and I see at closer inspection that another Native American we all know left his calling card.....


                                            Frank,
                                            That is tooo funny.. It took me three times looking at the photograph to figure out just what you meant.
                                             
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                                              Bushie

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                                              RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 8:34 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                              Perhaps you could hire me as a driver for your next trip. I work for food.



                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Poverty Pete

                                              I could be the assistant driver...food also required.

                                              I'll be the Designated Drinker!!
                                               
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                                                Michael Hoffman

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                                                RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 8:51 PM (permalink)
                                                Hey Al, you do good pictures.
                                                 
                                                #84
                                                  Sundancer7

                                                  RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 9:02 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Bushie

                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                                  Perhaps you could hire me as a driver for your next trip. I work for food.



                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Poverty Pete

                                                  I could be the assistant driver...food also required.

                                                  I'll be the Designated Drinker!!


                                                  Perhaps I could be the desiginated drinker after that?????

                                                  Paul E. Smith
                                                  Knoxville, TN
                                                   
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                                                    mr chips

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                                                    RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Mon, 05/15/06 11:41 PM (permalink)
                                                    Great photos again. It is fun to live vicariously through your road travels.
                                                     
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                                                      sizz

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                                                      RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Tue, 05/16/06 1:02 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      roossy90 Posted - 05/15/2006 : 20:24:37
                                                      Frank,
                                                      That is tooo funny.. It took me three times looking at the photograph to figure out just what you meant.


                                                      Now go back and see if you can find "RF.com"
                                                       
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                                                        BigGlenn

                                                        RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Tue, 05/16/06 12:49 PM (permalink)
                                                        I think a slide show at the Mayors house would be worth seeing. Not at all like others I have been to that put you to sleep. I am envious and am so looking forward to my next "Roadfood Roadtrip!" Al,Janet,Keep em coming and be safe.
                                                         
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                                                          roossy90

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                                                          RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Tue, 05/16/06 5:36 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by fpczyz

                                                          quote:
                                                          roossy90 Posted - 05/15/2006 : 20:24:37
                                                          Frank,
                                                          That is tooo funny.. It took me three times looking at the photograph to figure out just what you meant.


                                                          Now go back and see if you can find "RF.com"

                                                          Oh, I hate you.... I have to get the magnifying glass out for this I guess..
                                                          ROFL.....Where's Waldo?
                                                          (Didnt mean to hijack here)
                                                           
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                                                            Sundancer7

                                                            RE: Trip Report- May 2006 AZ,Utah,CO Natl Parks Tue, 05/16/06 8:26 PM (permalink)
                                                            I just received a call from Al and he is having a problem that a lot of us roadwarriors have in hotels. The wireless sometimes give us fits and Al is having that problem today. Sometimes my wireless works and sometimes it does not.

                                                            The Mayor was looking forward to posting a lot of pics this evening to keep all of us that really looked forward to them happy.

                                                            If he resolves the problem, he will post and if he cannot, he will do it at the next hotel he visits.

                                                            Al, we hope you get it fixed.

                                                            Paul E. Smith
                                                            Knoxville, TN
                                                             
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