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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic comes from July 3, 1969, when bare feet reached their most recent peak. The strip is Hi and Lois, written (back then) by Mort Walker and Dik Browne.

Hi and Lois, July 3, 1969

Hi and Lois, July 3, 1969

I can answer that. It’s the one who doesn’t let them atrophy all day long.

 

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Chaco Canyon—Tsin Kletsin

Later in the day (August 16) after seeing Una Vida, I hiked the South Mesa Trail to Tsin Kletsin.

This was a trail I’d hiked before.

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Chaco Canyon—Una Vida

One of the reasons I stayed at Chaco Canyon for a fairly long time was to visit some of the sites that I had not visited on previous visits. (Also, I just wanted to take my time and enjoy the whole experience.)

One of the sites I’d never bothered visiting was Una Vida, so I went there on the morning of August 16.

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Saturday Comic

Six Chix is a comic strip written by six different women. This one was done by Stephanie Piro. This strip appeared on August 16, 2014.

Six Chix, August 16, 2014

Six Chix, August 16, 2014

I think I see at least one side effect I find useful . . .

 

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At Chaco Canyon

On August 15 I left El Malpais and headed up to Chaco Canyon. This was my third time there, but every visit is always fascinating.

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Opening the Window

It’s still August 14, since after leaving Lobo Canyon (around 1:00pm) I stopped at La Ventana, which was along the drive back to my campground.

You may recall that I’d seen La Ventana from across the grand curve when I’d hiked the Narrows Rim Trail. This was my chance to get up-close-and-personal.

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Saturday Comic

Since it’s still near the start of school, let’s go with another comic with that standard barefoot trope. This one is from October 5, 1948. It’s from the strip Out Our Way by J. R. Williams.

Out Our Way, October 5, 1948

Out Our Way, October 5, 1948

I still find it odd that growing feet are blamed on going barefoot. It’s as if they’ve never see a puppy before; at that point of adolescence, the feet grow first (and then the kid/puppy grows into them).

 

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