sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, April 18, 2019

On Tour, etc.

On Tour

The Bangles will be playing in Huntington Beach, CA, on Saturday, May 11. I'm sure that they will be walking like Egyptians. As with Buffet the show,  the parking lot before the concert is the party. Some suggest the Bangles may be a little long in the tooth. Maybe. I'll talk to my kids and see if they want to take in the concert. Worst case, a day at the beach.

The Mueller Report

It cleared the President of wrongdoing, but the donkeys want another investigation, hoping for a different result. Rep Adam Shifty (D-CA) would walk like an Egyptian (see above) for a different result.

Tonto Natural Bridge

Pine Creek has been flowing through a hole in the travertine for a very long time. It's a state park about a 35 minute drive from the mine. I had some time on my hands, so I drove over. I have not been there since I was seven. Long time to be away.

There are a couple of trails down to the big hole in the ground. (right) This is the Pine Creek Trail.

When I was a young man, I swam in the lake/ponds under the natural bridge, but regulations prohibit that sort of fun. Whatever. I hadn't planned on getting too wet.

Yes, I may be getting long in the tooth too. But you can't beat the clock, so I have this arrangement with Father Time and the Grim Reaper. Only the good die young. 

Easter week means that things are going slow with work as people travel here or there to be with family or friends for the holiday. I'm spending Easter Sunday with my daughter and three granddaughters who live in Arizona. Not much of a trip as trips go. Naturally I will bring plastic eggs full of quarters. The kids like that more than candy. Smart kids.

On the way to the Bridge, I saw 11 elk (crossing the road), one coyote (also crossing the road in front of me), a bald eagle, and once I arrived at the bridge and parked, there was a Javalina.

Peccaries are odd creatures (right). Something of a blend of a pot belly pig and a wild boar. They are tuskers but tend to keep to themselves. We also have them at the White Wolf Mine, but I don't see them that often.

You'll note leaves on the trees. The Natural Bridge is about 3,000 feet lower than the White Wolf Mine, where it is still winter.

Ice age notwithstanding, summer is coming (eventually).

Photo (below) of the bridge from the west, looking east.



Photo of the bridge from the east, looking west. Note that there is a waterfall that splashes down from the rim.



19 comments:

  1. I read an NBC report on the Mueller Report and how damning it was to Trump.
    I then contrasted that with their coverage of the Obama scandals.
    Of which there was none.
    News flash: Trump Not Perfect!.
    Thanks for the Tonto Bridge info.
    Now I go back to contemplating what my Savior went through for me.

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    1. Barack was the magic inner-city person who sent a tingle up Chris Matthews leg. How could the media criticize one such as him?

      To me Easter is both a time for quiet contemplation and an opportunity to spend time with family. Both are important. Keeping the TV turned off is an important part of both.

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  2. All about the liturgical marathon here and psyching up for the Cadet's return and... touch bayonets... enlistment. Let's see.

    In the meanwhile, bebold the wood of the cross.

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    1. The cadet needs to polish and sharpen the sabers there at the compound to show his worth before he takes Trumps shilling. Give him my best.

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    2. He does indeed. Will do.

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  3. No surprise with the reaction of the donkeys. If you don't get the results you want, investigate more. If your guy isn't elected, recount as many times as necessary.
    "Only the good die young." That would account for those times the reaper came around then backed off at the last moment.

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    1. The donkeys are experts at finding votes. It accounts for several congressional wins last time around.

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    2. Even when illegal votes are proved, they still let the results stand.

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  4. Bangles, long in the tooth? Yes. Still worth attending. Let me know if you see any foreign types at the houka pipes...

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    1. I wonder if there will be any Egyptians walking like Egyptians?

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  5. With all that gorgeous scenery, you will never tire of looking at God's creation.
    A blessed Easter to you all, LL.

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  6. Great pics! Enjoy the time with the grands!

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  7. Wow- beautiful pictures!
    I once went to a music festival at the Milton Keynes Bowl and The Bangles were one of the supporting acts for the main act. By this point, the overheated, (yes, it was sunny) and lager drenched crowd started to throw plastic bottles at the girl group to get rid of them.
    Is it politically correct to walk like an Egyptian if you’re not one? This could end in tears.
    Happy Easter.

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    1. Yes, sadly, the Bangles encouraged cultural appropriation of the worst kind.

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    1. And to you, the Corpsman, and the rest of your family!

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  9. Snow here is going fast.

    Happy Easter Old Man.

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