Tag Archives: Arizona

Bus Shelters of Arizona

I know it’s a weird title, but I can’t help it.  I found these incredible bus shelters around Phoenix.  I spent half my life waiting for buses, in Birmingham, in shelters that were barely functional.  The steel and glass designs … Continue reading

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Superstition Mountain

Just to the east of Phoenix is Superstition Mountain.  At the foot of the mountain is a museum which was hosting ‘Apacheland Days’ this weekend.  Top billing was the Yellowbird Apache Dancers.  I’ve been involved in scottish country dancing for fifteen years, … Continue reading

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Desert Botanical Gardens

In an effort to do something positive, Becky and I went for a drive around Papago Park today.  Within the park, there is a Botanical Garden, a Zoo, and a Museum.  The park is a large area of desert within … Continue reading

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Bad Boys

Perhaps you are not yet convinced that I attract chaos. I have only lived in countries where firearms are illegal, yet today I witness a shooting while I’m on holiday. I was out on the patio, ready to sit down … Continue reading

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Dreaming

I haven’t been writing much lately, because I’ve been a bit fed up.  The chaos followed us to Arizona.  We’ve had not one, but four leaks in the plumbing.  Two of them were stop valves, so we had to keep … Continue reading

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Good Ole Fashioned Fun

Where would you expect to find a wurlitzer organ from the bygone days of silent cinema?  Where would you expect to find the largest wurlizter organ, apparently, in the world?  Any guesses?  This photo was taken at a pizza restaurant in Mesa, … Continue reading

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Tom’s Bucket List

This is my second time writing this blog.  I lost the first version trying to insert photos.  Why is this easier on the iPod?  Anyhoo… The Grand Canyon was on Tom’s Bucket List, so I decided to book a hotel … Continue reading

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Shake Hands

British readers will remember this saying from that excellent series “Boys From The Blackstuff”. It also is one of those British traditions that seals a contract. A handshake legally binds an agreement, or it did when I was living there, … Continue reading

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Final Destination

Friday was our last day on the road, and we started with another sunrise, but this was a famous New Mexico sunrise, and it didn’t disappoint. See photo below. In fact, New Mexico didn’t disappoint. Sedona, Arizona is known for … Continue reading

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Going Mobile

We’re driving to Arizona tomorrow; four days in a confined space with Becky, the Chaos Queen, Tom, the humble sidekick, Raspberry, the toothless cat, and me, the official scribe. I’m practicing writing from my iPod, so I can blog along … Continue reading

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