We’ve come to rely on the internet for so much, and we take it for granted–that is until you don’t have it!
I’m on the road again with my friend Alyse. This trip was set up 9 months ago; a long time before we decided to downsize and move. It was a week retrieval in a sense. I had lost a timeshare week with RCI because of Richard’s inability to travel for 3 years. I was able to recover all but this particular week. So, after paying extra to get it back and extend it, I invited Alyse to join me. There would be no saving the week again.
So that’s why I’m on the road so soon after moving. Yes, we did finally move! I left Richard with a huge mess. It’s hard to lose half a house. Oh, getting back to the internet, it’s very sporadic here at the Sedona Pines Resort in Sedona, Arizona. I’m hoping to get through this blog post.
We stopped at the Grand Canyon National Park for half a day during our trek to Sedona. I was there about 40 years ago with Richard and the kids. Of course, we saw more, but it was great to be there again. The memories of our family trip came flooding back. If you want to see more than just the rim drive, you need to hop on a bus. We didn’t have time for that, so we opted for the South Rim Drive. It was enough to give us a taste of how vast the Canyon is.
On our way, I stopped in Seligman, Arizona. Alyse had never seen this quaint little town with it’s Route 66 allure. I was saddened to see that some of the manikins were gone, but there was enough for her to enjoy.
My internet time may be getting slow so let’s get on with the pictures!
The Watchtower. This structure was designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter.
She painted the the art inside.
The architecture is simply amazing. Looking up at the floors.
Looking down to the ground floor.
An artistic sample.
The South Rim.
There are many colors and textures.
Here you can see the Colorado River.
Trees survive in the rocks.
The rocks have character high above the river.
It was a hazy, cloudless day so I concentrated on the Canyon.
I found Marilyn in a store.
Some of what’s left in Seligman.
I’m still not moved. I’m still frustrated. I need comfort food. I went to the Sacramento Zoo. I love that place and haven’t been there since January. You never know what the animals will be doing.
One of the snow leopards was pacing in the enclosure, the mighty lions were asleep on top of their new platforms, the wood ducks were hiding, the new flamingo babies were finally placed with the grown ups, the orangutans were hiding, the wolf guenon exhibit and tiger exhibits were closed, the red river hog babies are almost full grown and the wallabies were finally letting me take good pictures. A gal can miss a lot in a few months!
Yes, the animals put me in a better mood, so did one young lady destined for stardom. I took her picture with her mom’s permission.
After the zoo, we went to shoot at the WPA Rock Garden for a few minutes. It was great to get out with my camera and away from the move.
A crested screamer sitting on her nest.
I don’t know what kind of duck this is, but it posed nicely!
Baby flamingo in the large enclosure.
Baby showing off.
Oh my, shedding his beak–normal, but not happy.
Baby blowing bubbles.
Red Panda got up from his nap, but briefly.
Eye on the Snow Leopard.
It was a difficult morning for this tiger.
This young girl had it all together!
Now at the WPA Rock Garden.
The sun was high in the sky.
Made shooting a little difficult.
But, you work with what you have.