Cellpic Sunday – 21 April 2019

Gila Bend, Arizona.

Southwest of the small town of Gila Bend, a 12-mile long (19 km) mountain range that is easily accessible from I-8 on a paved road named Painted Rock Road. This photo of one of the peaks was captured about 10 miles (16 km) from exit 102. The distinctive color of this range is definitely different from the other nearby ranges. I’m sure a geologist could tell you why. I can just say that I enjoyed the sight of more brightly colored mountain views. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Delicious

Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

Last Sunday we finally arrived home from a 14 day journey from Los Angeles that took us through the Panama Canal to Miami with plenty of stops in between. Those who have experienced time on a cruise ship know that the great food is one of the major attractions of this popular vacation mode. How fitting that it matches this week’s photo challenge. Patti Moed put together this week’s challenge where she shares some of her favorite “foodie pics”. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Verde Canyon Railroad – It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

Clarkdale, Arizona.

Regular readers of this journal have seen that when I have an opportunity, I “ride the rails”. Though steam is my preference, I have no objection to a diesel-electric tractor. It was only a matter of time before I found myself headed to the Verde Valley to ride a popular scenic route through some of Arizona’s canyon country. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 14 April 2019

Buckeye, Arizona.

It isn’t every day that we get to ride in a classic car like this 1927 Chevrolet. One of our occasional pastimes here in Buckeye is to visit some of the newer real estate developments to check out the newest designed homes being built. We are realistic at this point in our retirement, we aren’t going to make any rash decisions on a new house purchase. Continue reading

Dwarf Car Museum – 11/16th Scale Wonders

Maricopa, Arizona.

I often find myself watching programs about automobiles, usually that’s on the Motor Trend Channel (formerly Velocity). In recent months, I discovered Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC. Jay feeds my addiction for classic and unique automobiles and as it happened, one of the features had Jay and Brad Garrett visiting a museum in Maricopa, Arizona. The story featured a collection of vehicles built by Ernie Adams and Gene Tweedy. These hand-made one-off classic cars are about 11/16th the size of the original vehicles they are modeled after. In the segment, Jay and Brad were sandwiched into a dwarf convertible that they drove around on the nearby streets of Maricopa. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 7 April 2019

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week’s Cellpic Sunday was borrowed from this week’s Travel Tuesday post. That’s why it may look familiar to regular readers. I’ve been less likely to take my camera on hikes, especially more strenuous ones as it’s another piece of expensive stuff I have to hang onto and be careful I don’t damage should I fall. That cell phone sits in my front pocket, only a few moments from being able to grab and take an image. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Weathered

Navajo Nation.

This post is quite tardy, and I apologize to those who commented on previous posts to whom I owe a reply. I do have an excuse for my lack of participation in my normal operations. As it is being written, we are sailing on the Norwegian Star somewhere between Acapulco, Mexico and Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. The Internet access is available, but it is expensive on the ship. Besides I am “on vacation”, gathering material for future posts, visiting with family who are also traveling with us, and generally staying disconnected. For Photo Challenge #38, Ann-Christine asks us to share something weathered. She shares some of her selections here. Continue reading