Category Archives: Two-fisted Touristing

Excursions around the world, ideally with some musical seasoning.

WALNUT CANYON – Journey Through a 900 Year Old Native American Settlement

  The Hopi name is Wupatupqa. Also known as Walnut Canyon National Monument, it is the place, about 10 miles southwest of Flagstaff, Arizona, where 900 years ago the Sinagua people lived in at least 25 dwelling rooms along the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Outdoor Memories

Thanks A Lot, COVID 19!   Back in early April, when it became clear we would be hunkering indoors for at least the next month, barely getting out, and certainly not doing any traveling, I started posting on my social … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

  Taking a Morning Hike Down into the Grand Canyon   The morning of our final day at the Grand Canyon, we took the Bright Angel Trail down to the first rest house and back up again. These first pictures … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – Long Walk along the South Rim

  Day Two at the Grand Canyon (South Rim)   The day after we drove along the Desert View Drive, and a lovely sunset at the trailer park we were staying, we returned to spend a full day walking along … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – DESERT VIEW DRIVE

  Grand Canyon South Rim – Day One   Our first approach to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim (see the North Rim post here) was from the East. Even before one enters the East Entrance of the Grand Canyon, one … Continue reading

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LAKE POWELL & RAINBOW BRIDGE

  A Day Trip on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge     Lake Powell is a manmade lake, created by the Glen Canyon Dam at the Arizona side and mostly snaking deep into Southern Utah, filling the canyons carved out … Continue reading

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The Dunedin Experience

    “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” at the Dunedin Film Festival Plus an interview and Q&A with yours truly   January 10, 2020, my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” played at the Dunedin Film Festival … Continue reading

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HORSESHOE BEND

  Horseshoe Bend is the dramatic loop the Colorado River cuts through the land just south of Lake Powell by Page, Arizona. Lake Powell was formed by the building of the Glen Canyon Dam 1955 – 1966, which in turn … Continue reading

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ANTELOPE CANYON – Scooped Out Swirls of Light and Rock

  After we visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we didn’t immediately drive down to the South Rim.  We first drove to Page, Arizona, on the shore of Lake Powell.  A Lake Powell boat ride booked for the … Continue reading

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COLUMBUS CIRCLE HOLIDAY MARKET & Yuletide Music Quiz

  A Photo Stroll around New York City’s biggest Holiday Market, plus a little Yuletide Music Quiz*.   *answers tucked in the tags at the bottom of this post   Yuletide Song Quiz 1: What is the name of the … Continue reading

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LONGWOOD GARDENS – SEASONALLY BEDECKED

  A Handsome Season’s Greetings in a Classic Botanic Conservatory   Longwood Gardens –  thousand acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania – was seasonally decked out for the holidays the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when Ed and … Continue reading

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Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River at Sunset

  This is the Navajo Bridge crossing the Colorado River by Marble Canyon…     I didn’t take the two pictures above, nor the third below.  I found these to show you the most iconic perspectives, in bright daylight.  But … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM

  The Great American Southwest Adventure Continues!   Driving South from Brice Canyon, we made our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Northern Arizona just south of the Utah border.     Most people who visit … Continue reading

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Panaroma View of Grand-Staircase Escalante

  I haven’t completed posting my tour of the Great Parks of the American Southwest.  Just took a little pause.  Coming up next, the Grand Canyon! But first, to re-whet the appetite, a quick panorama faraway view of the Grand … Continue reading

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BRYCE CANYON – PEEKABOO & QUEEN’S GARDEN TRAILS

  Hiking the Peekaboo Loop Trail and then the Queen’s Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon     After hiking and driving along the Bryce Canyon rim and taking the Navajo Loop Trail, we returned the next day to hike from … Continue reading

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BRYCE CANYON – NAVAJO LOOP TRAIL

  Entering the Canyon Walls of Bryce Canyon   After enjoying the awesome views of Bryce Canyon from all along the rim, it was time to go inside.  Here the view from the top at the Navajo Loop Trail.   … Continue reading

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