48 FINAL DAYS OF OUTDOOR MEMORY ESCAPES

All Things Come to an End, if not this Pandemic (yet)

I’ve continued posting the awkwardly named Daily Outdoor Memory Escapes far longer than I thought I would. Arguably the pandemic is worse in the whole of the USA than it was when I posted my first Outdoor Memory, locked down in our home in Brooklyn. New York has so far weathered the worst of the storm, and along with New England is now managing to manage Coronavirus more like Europe, unlike the rest of the States, which are mostly in Covid disarray.

So it would be a good reason to stay put where it’s safer rather than travel in the country. But we have our reasons for travel – by car, not plane – and we have our masks, and our hand sanitizers, and our social distancing. And so new outdoor memories are being made. And collected here are the final 48 of the 128 Daily Outdoor Memory Escapes I posted, with the first two installments located here and here.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #81:

Taking a boat ride into one of the falls of Iguaçu

(not what you would do if you want to avoid aerosolization)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #82:

A selfie with Ed, many winters ago in Vermont

(Vermont would have required us to quarantine for 2 weeks, if we had visited when I posted this.)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #83:

Spreewald – Spree Forest, Germany

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #84:

Another Spreewald pic, as I wonder when we’ll ever be able to return to Germany again…

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #85:

One final Spreewald pic, not only because the thought of visiting it anytime soon is a dead ender, but because the canals there have regular dead end street signs too.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #86:

Grand Canyon – Bright Angel Trail

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #87:

Grand Canyon – South Rim

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #88:

Little Colorado River Gorge

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #89:

Lake Powell

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #90:

Dunedin, in Florida (which recorded 9585 new coronavirus cases June 27)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #91:

Overlooking Horseshoe Bend, AZ

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #91:

Sedona

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #92:

Antelope Canyon

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #93:

Holiday Market in Columbus Circle

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #94:

Madison Square Park, NYC, last December (Impeachment Eve March)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #95:

Colorado River at dusk

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #96:

Grand Canyon North Rim

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #97:

Bryce Canyon – Peekaboo Loop Trail

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #98:

Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop Trail

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #99:

This Bryce Canyon Hoodoo looks like a Picasso sculpture, or a medieval illustration.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #100:

Zion National Park

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #101:

Looking down atop Hoover Dam

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #102:

Cactus garden with fire hydrant, Las Vegas

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #103:

Manhattan, seen through the Staten Island 9/11 memorial

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #104:

New York New York in Las Vegas

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #105:

Trailer Park Sunset, AZ

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #106:

Death Valley

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #107:

Big Horn Sheep in the Valley of Fire, NV

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #108:

The moon among cacti

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #109:

Last I was in a plane was February.

Since then around 10 booked or planned plane trips have been cancelled/ postponed because of the pandemic.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #110:

Statue of Liberty

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #111:

Last year’s NYC Pride was massive…

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #112:

Last year’s Cherry Blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Covid 19 shut down this year’s festival. But the garden finally opened up again last week.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #113:

Notre Dame

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #114:

Versailles at Night

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #115:

The Dragon Fountain at Versailles

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #116:

Speaking of dragons, here is NYC subway steam taking on the shape of Fuchur AKA Falkor the Luckdragon from The Neverending Story

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #117:

The Louvre

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #118:

Rodin, deep in thought…

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #119:

Fontaine du Chatelet, Paris

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #120:

View from Montmartre

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #121:

Brooklyn Pride (2018)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #122:

Me and the Fremont Troll in Seattle, but as a puzzle.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #123:

Winter Scene, Central Park

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #124:

More Winter Patterns

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #125:

Cemetery in Austria

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #126:

Monarch Butterfly stopover

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #127:

Kitzbüheler Horn, Austria

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #128:

Diamond Ring during Total Eclipse

(Final “Daily Outdoor Memory Escape” – today we get in a car and start making new memories, as safely as we can…)

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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