Six items for Dulaan, 5 hats and a neck thingy
do you think the label there tells a person how they can wear this?
the coffee swap for Caffeinated Knitter…here’s hoping she likes it!
Sedona is another lovely place! Loads of red rocks everywhere. Again with Pink Jeep, but this time actually in the jeep! Went to the Honanki Ruins, part of the Coconino National Forest. More native art on rocks! These were pictographs (if I’m remembering right).
flute player, the guide said shakuhaci style, but googling this gives me Japanese style flutes
me with some trainmates from Dallas, notice the ‘clan shield’ (the pale circle) on the wall behind
Also note that I just about always wore those binoculars…they were a mother’s day gift from DS! He’s such a good kid! There are also some darker red figures to the right of the clan shield. The guide said they think these were something like clan symbols, or perhaps ‘addresses’.
There were some interesting names for the rock formations…
the mouse and the muffin!
picnic lunch spot!
Then it was off for a 4-wheelin’ jeep ride. Since I wasn’t part of a couple for this trip, I got to sit up front with the driver. This may have given me a cushier ride. We were up and down over lots of dry riverbed rocks!
the jeep behind us
mistletoe, a parasite, now why would anybody want to kiss under that?
prickly pear flowers, and, um, from experience elsewhere…just because you think you’ve rubbed all the spines off of that luscious fruit, well, that doesn’t mean you have! Ouch!
I’ll spare you the picture of the petrified pack rat dung. I have a whole collection of scat pics from this trip! Bear, elk, moose, coyote, bison, some unidentified pic from the desert, pack rat, raven, but I somehow missed getting the shot of condor guano!
Killed the last bit of time for the day before going back to the train in town, where they took us to Tlaquepaque (say T-lockey-pockey), an upscale shopping area. Some absoultely georgeous stuff, way and hugely out of my price range (oh, those Maximo Laura woven tapestries I liked? ~$3000!). Actually, I don’t remember how much, but expensive! And lovely! I bought a couple post cards! And a hugely overpriced frozen coffee drink.
Sedona has a thing for pigs, excuse me, javelinas
they were all over the place with different decorations