Bill and Kit’s 2018 Excellent Adventure, Special Edition

“This Year Marks Our 10th Winter RV Trip”

We need the tonic of wildness.  At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, un-surveyed, and unfathomed by us. We can never have enough of nature.

Henry David Thoreau

 

First a confession, I have become a slacker when it comes to writing our journal which has prompted this Special Edition…however, there is good reason!  Kit and I have been camped out on family property and have been enjoying a lot of family time.  So, to avoid the risk of being “one of those people” that chronicle their every daily ‘movement’ on social media, I’ve decided instead to release a special issue of our photos.  Never fear, in issue #9 I will pick right up from the previous edition highlighting some of the events and attractions we have enjoyed during our two weeks stay with brother Dewey and sister in law, Bea.

So, without further ado, here is:

Color in The Desert!

Many folks who have not experienced the beauty in the deserts of the American Southwest believe it is devoid of any color.  So, to graphically correct this misconception, Kit and I put together this short pictorial featuring photographs captured over the past ten years in this gorgeous and vibrant area of our country.  It is often said that “one picture is worth a thousand words”…so please enjoy this 20,000-word essay on the beauty in our deserts.

And the most beautiful of them all was right in Dewey and Bea’s backyard!

After ten years, exploring 48 states, Kit and I still enjoy winter life in the colorful desert southwest!

Kit’s Bit’s: Indeed, we do love the “color in the desert”!  One of the most important things I learned from Miriam, Bill’s mom, is to see beauty in almost everything.  Years ago (too many to count) I didn’t care for the desert at all.  I’ve learned to slow down and look at all the plants and the local terrain and yes, there are many beautiful flowers, animals and mountains here in the southwest!  And, we do enjoy the weather here.  PS I still miss a good snowstorm, though, especially since I’m originally from Minnesota!    😊

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10 thoughts on “Bill and Kit’s 2018 Excellent Adventure, Special Edition

  1. Thank you for the photos of the beautiful desert! We have several cacti out back. One of them is the same as the large round cactus with the magenta coloring you showcased only when ours blooms, it’s white. Not as dramatic as your cactus!

  2. Beautiful flowers …… it does change my perspective of the desert ….. I’m a firm believer there’s beauty everywhere sometimes we see it readily and other times we need to be nudged. As you continue your winter holiday …… travel safe.
    Marcelle

  3. Thought you’d like to know, we just drove by a huge lighted sign in a construction area that said, ” BILL TUCKER CLOSED”. What you need to know is that there is a street in the area named “Bill Tucker”.
    Hope you are still enjoying the southwest. Hi to Dewey and Bea.

  4. That’s it! You’re the official photographer on our next river trip! Temperate weekend but snow in the forecast. Your photography is improving Bill. You must have read a “how to” book on the subject?

  5. Thank you so much for this special edition! Stunning….absolutely stunning! Loved them all! …Having lived in the high desert of AZ I agree wholeheartedly that it is one if the most beautiful places in this country! You really should consider submitting some of the many gorgeous photos to Arizona Highway magazine! Thank you again…and congratulations on your 10th Winter RV trip!

  6. Loved the photos! Thanks for sharing! You have opened my eyes so that when we travel this summer, I will look for the beauty in all things!

  7. MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST IN THAT HARSH ENVIRONMENT.
    KIT,
    KNOWING NOW THAT YOU LOVE SNOW, IF YOU CATCH A PLANE FOR PORTLAND TODAY, WE ARE HAVING A MAJOR BLIZZARD HERE TOMORROW 12/18 INCHES 3/13/18 LOL
    ENJOY YOUR STAY WITH FAMILY!

  8. Hi Bill,
    Steff and I came to Arizona to get away from the snow and woke up to snow in Williams this morning. I thought you said it was warm down here. We’re heading for Phoenix tomorrow. Headed for Utah and New Mexico as soon as it warms up a little.
    Where are you two at.
    Al Racine

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