Monday, September 17, 2018

Canyonlands


Canyonlands National Park, Utah. 

Wow! What a beautiful place. 

We hiked the red-rock ridge under a ripe, sultry sun, on a special, spectacular morning back in June. In Utah, we hiked shortly after the sun blinked over the horizon. As a result, we didn't sizzle like bacon strips on the hot sand. Plus, there were only a sprinkling of tourists.

 On this day - due to the sun's fierce interference and our lateness- I finally got saturated photos...














Canyonlands. 

Camera ready.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Vail, Colorado


We flew into Vail, (if you count the Gondola ride) and saw the scenic Alpine sights. All of this happened in a flash over Labor day weekend. It was the most fun we've ever had on that particular holiday. And the best part was - wait for it - it was free! Really? Ritzy, touristy Vail...for free? Well, if your hobby is collecting points and miles like my husband, then, it's possible.

















Pine Squirrel.



The Forest-Flyer Roller Coaster. It was a blast!



Beam me up!



The town of Vail is a measly 8,000 feet - full of swanky tourists, round-abouts, money and shops. At the top, it's over 10,000 feet. The mountain peaks stick to the ridge like shark teeth, and the smokey-blue color seems to dissolve into the sky.

We rode the Gondola up on the left side of town and hiked an easy two mile trek to the other side. Once there, we inhaled killer waffle-fry nachos, watched fat chipmunks scurry about, zoomed helter-skelter on the forest Flyer, and finally, sailed through the trees back to town.


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It was a great day!






Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Trail Cam Captures. Part 2.


We collected more forest-footage. These are the creatures that lurk, softly and quietly, when no one is looking...


Behind.




A family affair.



Look at the posture!


Nice rack.




Spooky.



A blurry bear.



 Turkey tracks.


Leap!



Take a gander at these weird critters -  

the cam collectors. 

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Tikal: Day 2



Temple 2.

Day two at Tikal National Park was even better than day one. But, it certainly wasn't because of the weather. It was cloudy and unseasonably cool on both visits. Still, I can't imagine a better way to spend a day: ancient and mysterious ruins, wild jungle, howling monkeys thrashing in the trees and exotic birds. 

Follow our footsteps...








Temple 5.  My favorite.






An Agouti. 

We call them royal rats!  Supposedly, Queen Elizabeth was served one while visiting Belize. 



Red-lored Parrot. 

The highlight occurred at day's end. Bird watching at the top of Temple two. Everything that was hidden during the day, came out to play!



Crested Guan.



Orange-breasted Falcon.



Ocellated Turkey.


Temple one. Steep and intimidating. 


If you missed day one, click here!

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