Home Made Spinich SaladKeith
Old FloorKeith - Spring
04/02/2008, Prison Camp, Mt. Lemmon, Tucson
I was hiking with the dogs through the ruins of the Prison Camp buildings and came across the last vestiges of what looks like a linoleum floor. I became fascinated with it. The tiles were almost completely removed (a very difficult job for those who have ever had the misfortune) except at the corner of the room, as if a bulldozer and demolition crew failed to complete their job entirely. As I studied other foundations, I discovered the same phenomenon again and again. I identified two colors which were used, a creme and a flaked red, presumably to match the red concrete floors they experimented with. Prison Camp was a Japanese internment and work camp during WWII. They helped build the Catalina Highway up Mt. Lemmon. I was taught about the internment camps in school, but I didn't know at the time we had one just outside of Tucson.
Prison Camp CampsiteKeith - Spring
04/02/2008, Mt. Lemmon
Keith At the Helm of the BounderSpring
04/02/2008, Driving up Mt. Lemmon near Tucson
Back to the Mountain for the Weekend (Again)Keith, Spring
04/01/2008, Mt. Lemmon, Molino Basin Campground
I'm starting to enjoy a lot more free time. I had a long weekend off and took the dogs and the Bounder back to Mt. Lemmon for an adventure. I was going to go farther, but I'm drawn at present to the mountain closest to my home. Plenty of time for remote exploring soon enough. This is just after we landed in the afternoon. Space #17, my favorite. I'm going to start using larger photos since people seem to like them, but maybe a bit smaller than this one. And I may be back to the Sea of Cortez for a short sailing adventure the second week in April. I'll keep you posted. Oh, and its an honor to be posted today right next to the Burns family from Wind Dancer. I'm a huge fan and have been following their blog for months.
Morning at Pichacho Peak CampgroundKeith
At first light Jake and Anne start to get restless and want to go outside. It's fine when living on land because there's pretty much always a safe and convenient place just outside the front door. Not so in a sailboat anchored in a harbor. The dogs are going to have to follow a different routine. I won't bore you with the details of the plan at this point, but suffice it to say, I have a plan.
My Own Private Magic CarpetKeith
03/18/2008, Pichacho Peak, Arizona
As things at the office have begun to wind down a bit, I have been taking more weekend RV trips with Jake and Anne. This past weekend I spent Friday night at Molino Basin on Mt. Lemmon (again) and on Saturday I went to Pichacho Peak along the road to Phoenix. Had a long hike before sunset and then settled down for the evening (as depicted in photograph above). Watched a movie on board. Into the Wild. Somebody made a comparison between that movie and my plan. I don't think so. I'm not burning money for one thing, except on maintenance and repairs for my magic carpets. On Sunday I headed up to north Phoenix to visit a kid I represent in court, then drove back to Tucson and eventually had dinner at my parent's house. Now I'm back to work for part of a week. Heading off to go skiing in Park City, Utah on Wednesday.
Clouds and LightKeith
03/09/2008, Arizona Trial
This is the view on an overcast morning from the top of my favorite hike on Mt. Lemmon, the trail up to the saddle from Molino Basin. You can keep going in either direction from here for miles and miles and miles.
The Bounder at the bottom and the ridge at the top.
Camping Spot at Mt. LemmonKeith
It's a bit obnoxious for just one person and two dogs to RV in a coach built for a family. I see that people are still camping in tents. Been there, done that. This is better. And with two big dogs, even the 34 foot Bounder doesn't seem too spacious. In fact, it's just right. We've all got our space and it doesn't seem cramped. I could (and very well may) live in it with two golden retrievers for months. Come to think of it, we've probably spent 50 nights in the Bounder already. Jake and Anne pretty much consider it a home.
Singer Family Adventures
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