Model T – it runs!When the old man saw this rainbow he immediately wanted a quarter pounder with cheese.
Senic erosional remnants as seen from Highway 491, south of Shiprock, NM
The day before this photo was taken the old man had forked over $200 to have a bike rack receiver installed on the back of our trailer. While driving north through the Navajo Indian Reservation (The ‘res” for all you Sgt. Chee fans) the rack deployed and three of the four bike tires were dragged for the better part of four miles before he was altered by a passing car of the carnage taking place behind him. Because of the COVID, bicycle spare parts are in short supply. However a shop in Steamboat Springs, CO was able (for a small fee of $525) to secure and install replacement wheels and tires.
An erosional remnant, somewhere near the Four Corners region of New Mexico. Notice the red sandstone capping the softer tan rocks below. Also, notice the power lines in the foreground, indicating the old man was too lazy to get out of the car and walk across the highway to take a more charming photograph.
No matter how hard he tried to forget the upcoming election, my person couldn’t help thinking of the two presidential candidates when he saw the above posters.
I hope these places are dog friendly as I fear it won’t be long before he is spending most of his time playing checkers and taking shuffel board lessons at a similar facility in Annapolis. By the way, the name of this place refers to the number of times he gets up to pee at night.
Millions of tons of glacial ice contributed to the beauty and color seen in these rocks.
Like our current political dynamic, there are two opposing opinions regarding the canine world as depicted by the photos above…who are you voting for?One of our favorite National Forest camp sites, Snowy Range, Wyoming, elevation approximately 10,000′ (for the exact location please provide your name, address and Social Security and bank account numbers and I will email you a link).
Snowy Range, WY
More examples of glacial features – how many can you name? (mail your answers, along with a check for $100, made out to the editor of this blog, to: P.O. Box 1947, Annapolis, MD 20401, and you will be eligible for a big prize).You will notice that I’m not wearing my life jacket; somebody please report the old man to the proper Wyoming water safety authorities as well as PETA, he’s becoming increasingly less responsible (if that possible) in his advancing age. This wildfire was burning in northern Colorado, approximately 100 miles ESE from the Snowy Range, WY where this photo was shot with an iPhone 11 pro camera at 10,000′ elevation (the old man told me this).
The old man became very excited when he spotted the rearing horse on the rooftop of the Gaslight Motel in downtown Lamarie. The rooster, owl and moose were also major selling points . At $65/ night, which included $5 extra for me, the price was right (if you ignore the Travelocity review discussing a bed bug infestation in one of the rooms).
With over 30 rooms, the old man was willing to roll the dice as he felt the odds of avoiding the infested room were pretty good. Unfortunately for him, Patty insisted they sleep on top of the sheets and fully clothed in order to avoid having to quarantine for both Covid and beg bugs on her return to school. As for me, I was freaked-out at the thought of a moose (even a plastic one) lurking less than 50 feet from our door.Patty’s last night in Wyoming, spent at maybe the only wine bar in the state. ( They drank a bottle of wine the cost more than our room at the Gaslight, where I too slept on top of the bed.
Every family has one
There may very well be more sheep than people in Wyoming. COVID note: according to the WY Chamber of Commerce, residents of Wyoming have been practicing social distancing since birth.
I enjoy looking out for wildlife when the old man takes a nap in the trailer, however, when I want a good laugh I watch him fish. He spends most of his time un-snagging his hook and line from various shoreside objects, including his shirt and hat. Notice how far back I position myself – its always a good idea to practice social distancing when the old man is fishing.
These photos were taken at a roadside park in Gilette, WY, better known as the Saudi Arabia of coal. Due to the current anti-coal sentiment in this country, perpetrated by the socialist elite, the old man doesn’t want to remind my readers that his first job out of graduate school in 1974 was as an exploration geologic for AMAX Coal Company (insert horror emoji here).
We stored the trailer just across the street from the above mining park in Gilette, WY and headed back to Annapolis to enjoy the remainder of COVID TIME – 2020.