A Closer Look

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”  Mark Twain

A Closer Look….at my road trip this past weekend –

This past weekend I “bummed” on a friend’s trip to Escalante and Boulder, Utah.  I hadn’t been to either place and asked if I could tag along.  I wanted to sit in the passenger seat and enjoy the beauty of highways 89 and 12.  The drive through Red Canyon on Highway 12 before reaching Bryce Canyon is one of the best ways to start the day.  It’s spectacular and I’ve directed people there many times, telling them that I enjoy that drive more than going to Bryce Canyon.

A Closer Look….at the need to designate public lands as national parks, monuments, and recreation areas –

Powell Point in southern Utah

We drove highway 12 and the stretch between Escalante and Boulder blew me away.  With “eyes of a child” I was able to see just a tiny bit more of the 1.9 million acres designated as the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument.

A Closer Look…at one of the Trinkets in My Wooden Box –

The photo of my son with his friends at the Aldo Leopold Center in Wisconsin.

I’m re-awakening.

About Kristy "Kiki"

I'm just a gypsy with a passion for the earth, people, art, music, photography, and writing.
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