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Wordless Wednesday: Funny Posters for Tourists

Humorous Sayings
Location: Doonnagore, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

 

May 16, 2022 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

Just Looking

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 6 May 2022

Na’ama Yehuda
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehuda

 
It was early spring. The Garden of Eden was in full bloom with vibrant colors all around.

When Adam went to look for Eve, he found her by the tree of the good and evil. She appeared to be in meditated state, enchanted by the beauty and fragrance of its blossoms.

“Don’t get too close to that tree,” he warned. “Don’t you remember that the Lord forbids us not to eat the fruit from that tree?

“What’s your problem?” she replied. “Adam, lighten up. You know, I’m just looking.”

Meanwhile, the serpent was quite amused, watching from a nearby tree.

May 4, 2022 at 10:51 am 34 comments

It Rocks!

Grand Canyon
Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 
In April, I had the privilege of traveling to popular national parks in the Southwest. After enduring two years of Covid-19 restrictions, I felt like a bird freed out of the cage.

It turned out that I wasn’t alone. Wherever I went, I was pleasantly surprised to see crowds of families and children. It might not have reached the pre-pandemic level, but it was getting there.

The trip led me to the Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Antelope Canyon National Park.

It was the right time to visit. The weather was sunny and bright with gusty winds and occasional clouds of dust swirling around.

I found the parks to be well-maintained and the facilities clean and up to standard. Wearing a mask was no longer required except on the free shuttle buses running in and around the park every 15-20 minutes. In addition, I was impressed by the friendliness and courtesy of the park rangers and staff that made me feel welcome. That said, if ever I had a beef with anything, it was a long wait for food. At the Yavapai Tavern, for instance, it took more than one hour to be seated and another half hour or so to be served.
 

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Grand Canyon Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon
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The parks provided spectacular scenery that would take your breath away both literally and figuratively. Although I went for the least strenuous hikes, it took me a while to get acclimated to the high elevation. I experienced shortness of breath, fatigue, and nausea. I even almost fainted on one occasion. Drinking lots of water and stopping by and pretending to enjoy the view did help alleviate the situation.

The rock formations shaped by millions of years of water and wind erosion are a sight to behold. Depending on your imagination, you could make out cathedral-looking shapes and otherworldly designs as well as creatures and human forms that Medusa could have turned to stone.
 

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If I have to choose a favorite among them, though, I’d pick the Antelope Canyon. It’s made up of two slot canyons with walls composed of beautiful, smooth sandstone in unique shapes. I joined the Lower Antelope Canyon tour and never regretted it.

All in all, I was happy to have taken this trip. In one sentence, I’d say, “It rocks!”

May 1, 2022 at 4:04 pm 2 comments

Just in Time

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 April 2022

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

 
“Where am I?” A distraught Peter found himself outside on a busy street in their neighborhood with cars and early morning commuters leaving for work.

The last time the 10-year-old remembered was he was lying in bed getting ready to sleep.

Peter wondered if aliens had abducted him for medical experiments. He touched himself all over for signs of intrusion and to make sure everything was intact.

Just in time, he heard his mom’s voice behind him.

“Peter!” she yelled as she rushed to grab him by the neck.

Darn, it was then that he realized he was sleepwalking again.

April 27, 2022 at 10:12 am 31 comments

Wordless Wednesday: This Girl Needs a Drink

This Girl Needs a Drink
Location: Springdale, Utah

 

April 18, 2022 at 12:25 pm 2 comments

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