I’m A Jerk

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Lower Antelope Canyon
Page AZ

OK, all right. I admit it. I can be a jerk at times. Before we were married, Lynn wanted to surprise me with a trip to Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley. That’s a drive of 285 miles one way. When we drove into the parking lot, I had a mini meltdown and refused to go on the tour because there were about 25 or 30 other people waiting in line before us and I hate crowds. I thought we were going to explore the canyon alone, I guess. (I’ll take a break here so you can all laugh.)

Well, do NOT make the same mistake I almost made. Lynn coaxed and coddled till I relented. And it was one of the most exhilarating, exciting natural wonders of the southwest United States I’ve ever seen, rivaled only by Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, and Arches National Park. And maybe one or two others.

Don’t all you men wish you had a woman like mine? Who’ll put up with your shenanigans? And don’t all you women believe that all we men are still just 13-year-old brats who have to always have our way? And throw tantrums if we can’t?

To this day, I have no idea why Lynn decided to marry me. Maybe she felt sorry for me and thought she could change me? I know she’s still trying.

 

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Rev it up

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Interior Cool Creek Truck
Cool Creek AZ
November 26, 2016

Found at an old gas station off Route 66, not far from Kingman AZ. Joe will have to help with the make and model. There was nothing readable, no logos either, on this abandoned truck.

Ed’s Camp

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Ed’s Camp
Cool Creek AZ
November 26, 2016

A long abandoned, and now defunct, camp just off Route 66 on the way to Oatman AZ.

Framing Arizona

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Framing Arizona © Steven Willard

View from Meteor Crater, Arizona, I loved the idea of putting a frame around it and calling it a picture.

You can see more of my images at http://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com

Olympus OMD EM5 with kit zoom.

Canada Gas

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Fuji X-T1 1/20 sec at f2.8 ISO 200 23mm

Kingman AZ

March 17, 2016

5:34 am

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Kingman Crossing

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Kingman Crossing April 17, 2016

Kingman Crossing
April 17, 2016

My wife flew to Beijing (the one in China) last weekend. Her flight left at 5 am on Sunday morning so I dropped her at the airport at 3 am and then, since I was already awake and in the car, I drove to Kingman (the one in Arizona) and then to points even further east on Route 66.

“…You’ll see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona; don’t forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Won’t you, get hip to this timely tip
When you make, that Cal-i-fornia trip
Get your kicks, on Route 66.”

(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 ~~ Bobby Troup

Stay In The Car

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Fujifilm X-T1 32mm  1/3800 sec at f/1.8  ISO 400

Fujifilm X-T1
32mm 1/3800 sec at f/1.8 ISO 400

“When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car.” ~~ Reese Witherspoon

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