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The Best Picture of the Trip August 11, 2010

Posted by Mitchell in Art.

Got this in the early morning of the last day (clicky to embiggen):

Most of the significant features in Monument Valley have names, and as near as we can tell from the map that we had this is “Mitchell Mesa”. The day before we drove through the park on the main roadway (highway 163 I think) on the way to our stop for the night.  This day we went back to check out the other main road that crossed that highway and this was right next to it. We had a beautiful sunrise but unfortunately there were a lot of clouds that blocked out the sun as it rose. When we pulled over to get a picture of this it was lit up like a candle, but in just a minute the sun was covered up again. We were just about to leave when I noticed that the sun was coming back out and I parked the car and hopped out.  You can see from the shadow on the left side of the picture that it was already starting to cloud over again.  It pretty much stayed that way for the rest of the time we were there. 

Much like our trip to Alaska the year before almost the entire trip was dogged by clouds, so even though I took over 200 pictures most aren’t very good.  I’ll put up a few and talk about how things went.



1. LC Aggie Sith - August 11, 2010

Would that I be this lucky to take pics such as this one 🙂

2. Steamboat McGoo - August 12, 2010

Yep. What Aggie said. Glad you’re back, Enas!

Some flight attendant dude quit by basically telling the passengers (or one, at least) to fuck off, grabbed a few brews for the road, and left the (still parked) plane by pulling the emergency ramp lever and sliding down to the ground. Later, he got arrested at home in bed with his boyfriend, and then got very very fired, but is free now and very happy. (details may vary – I’ve only skimmed the stories).

Other than that, nothing going on except the Liberals continue to be … well … idiots.

3. Enas Yorl - August 12, 2010

Thanks for the update McGoo! Gee, a flight attendant did that? Golly, you’d think that would be on the news or sumpthin’. :-/

4. Nicole - August 12, 2010

Great picture! Hope you had a good time, clouds notwithstanding. 🙂

5. Steamboat McGoo - August 12, 2010
6. Enas Yorl - August 12, 2010

Hee! I was kidding McGoo. I did actually see that story.

7. cmblake6 - August 16, 2010


8. knitnstitch - August 24, 2010

That looks awesome! Such a good photo! Looks like you had a good time! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back on here!! 🙂

9. Enas Yorl - August 24, 2010

Hey there Knitnstitch! And thanks – good to see you back!

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