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Superstitious Sunset

Superstitious Sunset

Superstitious Sunset

 

“Superstitious Sunset”

Beautiful and breathtaking scenery, am I right?  This sunset was captured while driving on The Apache Trail. It was once used by the Apache Indians to travel through the mountains and then became a main trail for the stage coach. On our maps today, you will see it listed as “STATE ROUTE 88” and it winds it’s way for 40 miles through the Tonto Forest and the Superstition Mountains of the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area.

The guide books tell you it is a “must drive” journey, as you will see incredible, varied dessert and mountain terrain and drive right by the  impressive Theodore Roosevelt Lake and Hydroelectric Power Dam.  But do not be deceived! No matte what the guide books and tourists tell you it being “bumpy but doable” route,  you had best rent yourself a vehicle with sturdy tires accustomed to off road-ing!   A good … and I mean GOOD … LONG portion of this road is not paved, pitted with deep holes, very bumpy and often only wide enough for one car to pass. The pin turns can be very treacherous and high on mountainside cliffs that are without guard rails that are built to stop a car from careening to certain death if the driver isn’t paying full attention, at all times. Oh and did I mention to plan on taking nearly 4 hours to cross? It is longer than you think when you can only drive 15 miles an hour. To add to the danger there are NO street lights and it is really, and I mean REALLY dark up there! So be advised to make it a morning trip or at least be certain you are at the end of the journey by dusk. And watch out for animals! The Coyotes are plentiful and dash before your headlights and you never see them coming.

This all sounds like a lot of doom and gloom but I offer this advise only to help you to be prepared so that you can actually enjoy the stunning beauty of this drive.  Take my advice and rent the jeep and it absolutely is a “must drive” adventure, you won’t be sorry!

The Warmth Of A Golden Chapel

The Warmth Of A Golden Chapel

The Warmth Of A Golden Chapel

The intimate Sacré-Cœur Chapel of Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica in Canada.

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The Windy City In The Rear View Mirror

“The Windy City In The Rear View Mirror!”

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“Just Passin’ Through!”

“Just Passin’ Through!”

Oh Hey Chicago!!

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“Until The Next Time, Arizona!”

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“MY OFFICE TODAY!”

“MY OFFICE TODAY!”

Tonto National Forest, Arizona

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The Morning After

“The Morning After”

How do you follow up a most beautiful evening wedding at the stunning Wright House in Mesa, Arizona? Well you do that with a stunning blue morning sky and temps in the 80’s predicted for our one free day to explore the Phoenix area! Now the question is where shall we find the perfect place to watch the sun set on this amazing day? Any suggestions?

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The Colors Of Montreal

“The Colors of Montreal”

The Colors Of Montreal

The Colors Of Montreal

As I was making my way back to my hotel after visiting the Old City, I rounded the corner and stepped on to Rue St Antoine St W and BAM! I was hit by a joyous wall of brilliant color that is110 meters long and numerous stories high! The iconic glass facade of the Palais de Congress de Montreal is a kaleidoscope of color with 332 colored glass panels and 58 transparent glass panels. Canadian architect, Hal Ingberg created the colored panels by sandwiching colored Vanceva polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer between two panels of glass! Sadly, I was running late and could only capture one quick image as I literally ran by and I made a note to schedule many hours inside this building on my next trip back to this wonderful city.

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