ROUTE 66 Arizona. After a fun day in Prescott, Arizona, we took an alternate route back. The old Route 66 is a total blast. The images here are in Sleigman, AZ.
Visit VA hospital in Prescott, AZ. Wow, what a hospital. Original location for Army in 1861. Still in use today. The buildings are of the early 1900’s. Amazing. Good vibes on the hospital campus. People are great. Then on down to Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott. Grabbed a couple of images. More to come as we go back to investigate more. Stopped in at a couple of Breweries/restaurants. There are a lot of eating establishments and bars. Great names too. A very cool place to hang out and have some fun. There is also a Trader Joe’s market. Wow, that is great. I do love Trader Joe’s markets. Great prices and a healthier attitude overall in their products.
Jerome, Arizona. If you are looking to go and spend a few days messing around, eating good food, having some great wine, or whatever, then you might consider Jerome, AZ. This place is a historical trip with modern add ons. The town has risen from the grave. There are so many things to do and check out in the area, it will bring you back time and time again. Hiking, biking, sightseeing, eating, drinking, history. You pretty much have it all.
Getting up this morning was great. Mexican organic espresso style coffee from the Aeropress. Delicious to sip my coffee in the early morning hours. Then time to take a drive to check out the weather in Zion National Park. A great winter day to do this. Very few people out in the park. These are some of the images captured on my trip. Click on images to enlarge.
There are many places to hike in Utah and this image was found on one of my hikes in Southern Utah. This image was captured on a hike and at the time all I had was my Galaxy S3 phone. It does a great job for images like this or street photography as well.
A trip to Zion National Park.This morning was supposed to be a trip to the town of Hurricane, Utah to get my propane tank filled . Once filled and heading home along the way back is a right turn to Zion National Park. The weather was somewhat cold and blustery which is what made the idea to go easy. The town of Springdale was busy for November. I entered the park and the campground had around 50 or so campers. The park itself was packed. Not a place to park your car. Amazing! The lodge looked pretty full if not full. I don’t remember last year being like this. I did notice the majority of tourists were Chinese. Throw in some German, and other foreign […]
The old ghost towns of the southwest. This is a fun place to check out. When driving up the I-15 freeway from St. George, UT this is located just off of the Leeds, UT turn off.
Flying the Cheerson CX-20 quadcopter with Mobius camera. As you grow in flying ability this quadcopter is something you might want to get into. This is a great little quadcopter to fly. Only for experienced flyers. I am still learning this puppy. I have replaced propellers, one landing leg unit. Replacements are a must when you order any quadcopter. Plus a number of extra batteries, plus a good charger (about $50.00 give or take). I use the Team Tenergy TB6B charger. You can get them from many sites – like Amazon, Ebay, and a number of China sites, Banggood.com and GearBest.com are two.
When you are traveling there are always ways to improve your video travel photography. Quadcopter flying is one way to improve. I pick up a UDI U818A quadcopter with HD camera. This is a one of many cool quadcopters to learn flying without breaking the bank. Silver Reef Utah is an old Silver town and this is what is left. Fascinating place to check out. Many interesting stories to hear about this place. The old Cosmopolitan Restaurant is now used as a story telling and showing history of the area. The big rock building is the Wells Fargo Bank building, a history museum now.
Introduction to coffee cupping. Yesterday afternoon I went to a coffee cupping demonstration at Perks Coffee in Washington, UT. What a great time. I brought some of my fresh roasted to cup as well. There were nine folks who wanted to learn more about coffee. We tasted about six different single origin coffee’s. It is very much like a wine tasting. This type of education will proceed once a month. I sure hope this does because it is a great way to learn more about America’s favorite drink. Coffee!