Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day 48 - December 18th

An undated photo taken by Sam on some previous day.

Day 47 - December 17th

The following two images, courtesy of Google Earth, have pins indicating Sam's location a few miles east of Tonopah, close to Buckeye, at the time he sent the above Scribbling.  

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Song of The Day

Day 45 - December 15th

Merry Christmas!

Reporting from Maricopa, Arizona! Here's what the family tree looks like back home. A pair of ficus trees aren't traditional but I sure wish I was home to see it in all its ungainly majesty.

I hope you're all safe and warm and with good people.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Day 42 - December 12th

Heather Huhtala and myself at Bouse Public Library. 
Thanks for letting me use the computers, Heather!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 37 - December 7th

The following entry by Blog Support:

For those of you with an interest, here is an entry about the "Shoe Tree / Shoe Fence" Sam encountered in the ghost town of Rice taken from the Wikipedia page on Rice, CA. 

Rice Shoe Tree

Rice became noted for its Rice Shoe Tree, a lone tamarisk on a turnout just south of the highway. For reasons unknown, it became customary for travelers on Highway 62 (also known as Rice Road) to and from the Colorado River to hang an old shoe on the tree's branches. The tree was featured on California's Gold, a PBS program hosted by Huell Howser. The tree burned to the ground in 2003 in a fire of suspicious origin, after which a 'shoe garden' replaced it; a fence on which people hang shoes instead. Travelers still stop to spell their names on the nearby Arizona and California Railroad right-of-way with the multi-colored volcanic rock used as ballast. Hand-assembled graffiti lines the railroad for the entire distance that it parallels Highway 62.
This image courtesy of Wikipedia