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Blunder Bus

On my second full day (June 4) at the Grand Canyon I decided to do a bit of sightseeing. While I’ve tended to go there for the hiking, that has meant that it’s been easy for me to miss many of the other fascination things that go on there.

So I did some of their special programs, rode the buses, and caught some new views.

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Agave Up

On my 2017 trip Out West, I’m now up to blogging June 3. (I’m also back home now and have the ability to edit pictures and stuff much more easily.) I had arrived at the Grand Canyon on the previous afternoon.

On the 3rd I descended the Tanner Trail (one you probably haven’t heard of). I had great intentions of going a long ways down and then back up, but discretion is the better part of valor.

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Saturday Comic

I think Red and Rover, by Brian Basset, is probably the most barefoot-friendly comic strip of today. It helps that it depicts the 1960s, when going barefoot was not the oddity that it is today. This strip was published just yesterday, June 16, 2017. (In comic strip land, the school year for Red just ended on Tuesday.)

Red and Rover, June 16, 2017

Red and Rover, June 16, 2017

I hereby proclaim bare feet the official footwear for summer!

 

Saturday Comic

Here’s an old comic from July 31, 1973 (and it’s probably a repeat from even earlier). It’s from the strip Out Our Way by J. R. Williams.

Out Our Way, July 31, 1973

Out Our Way, July 31, 1973

Obviously, this is from back in the day when going barefoot for the summer was something that kids looked forward to (not something that would never occur to them) and the big issue was having to wash your feet at the end of the day.

 

Ventana High Way

When I visited El Malpais last year I visited La Ventana. What I didn’t manage to do that I kind of wanted to do was to go to the top of it.

On this trip I managed to do so.

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Old Woman. No Shoe.

My last post was of just the campground at El Malpais. I got there at about 10 in the morning, which left me plenty of time to do an exploration that was on my to-do list. I wanted to visit La Vieja.

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Skeen and Bones

I am now off on another of my world-famous trips Out West. I left on Tuesday (May 30) and arrived at El Malpais the next day. Again, I stayed at the (free!) Joe Skeen Campground.

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