Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Just Like Every Road Trip Vacation, I Had To Do A "Little" Shopping While Out And About. I Didn't Push It This Year Quite As Hard As Other Years, But I Did Find Some Cool Stuff Along The Way. Status: From Afar.
There's' ALWAYS good stuff to be had while on the road. Ya just gotta know where to look...and look hard. And ya gotta stop. Stopping is the hard part because it sucks up time. Time I'd rather be exploring and discovering.
But I just can't NOT Stop! Just a peek. Just a quick look. We stopped a couple of places. Here and
there. I found these great art deco vases in green glass near the Corn Palace in Mitchel South
Dakota. The Corn Palace was interesting, but not quite as epic as I'd hoped. There was, however, a
great big antique mall just down the street. And the great casserole dishes...those were found in
Iowa...near Waterloo I reckon. Just a little roadside half forgotten junque-tique shop on the side of the
road. Nice, right?!
What, you thought I was done with the vacation landscape shots? Not a chance! Arches National
Park (last time we were here it was still a National Monument!) was just nearly the last place we
visited before bolting homeward. Sadly, we only had a few hours to spend...again. The good part of
having such a short visit is that it leaves one with the opportunity to discover more on another
visit...just like we did this time!
We had been to The Arches area before, about 8 years or so ago. Then we only had time to visit
Double Arch and hit the road. This time I absolutely wanted to see Delicate Arch and Landscape
Arch. Landscape won't be with us much longer I fear and wanted to make sure that we had an
opportunity to see it before it's eminent collapse.
One can hike right up to the smaller Delicate Arch...but the Girlfriend nixed that idea as it was a 6
mile job and she thought better of it. Next time. Still, we had a great vantage point...if somewhat
from afar. I do now wish I had taken the real camera as it has a proper zoom as apposed to the digital
"zoom" found on our phones.
I can't hardly fault the phone's camera though...all of these pics were taken with that POS (yep...hate
that damn phone) Galaxy S3. It takes some pretty pics. The Girlfriend even got in on the action for
once! She dragged out her phone too. It was fun taking pics of her taking pics! More fun than
taking pictures of these rocks and trees. Damn, we must have hiked on average Three miles a day
this trip! Worth every step. You gotta get out there and see this stuff for yourself! The beauty is