20 April 2019

cliff dwellers

Driving up through 
Northern Arizona 

You know you’re almost there 
when you see the Cliff Dwellers

Indigenous peoples 
Once lived in these boulders
And up in the Vermilion Cliffs 

Most of the Tribesmen 
Built Hogans or Pit Dwellings. 
Just the rocks remain. 

Coffee and previously 
downloaded YouTube videos. 
Wearing my fuzzy Eddie Bauer 
Pseudo moccasins. 

Sitting in a little craftsman
Nostalgic fishing lodge. 

Getting tan the Arizona way 

10 years ago I never dreamed
My life would be where I am today. 
Basically the same, 
But I seem to understand it
On a much deeper level.

I think vacations help with that. 

17 April 2019

Kevin and Doug’s place

Finally made it to Albuquerque!
Trader Joe’s gave me this nice bag for free. 

Ho Ho! 

Trekkie wanted me to 
show off her new shoes. 
Pretty, no? 

The irresistible smell of lilacs
Fill the foothills of Albuquerque. 

Yes. That is the moon. 

Lol. That’s also the double moon! 
The hosts are married men. 
So refreshing so be out 
And free with openly gay people. 
Celebrating their sexuality. 

The chickens were “totes adorbs”
They even have a cat 
Who doesn’t want
 anything to do with me. 

Cold and rainy here.  
Broody. Moody. 
Just the way I like it. 
After this, no more rain is forecast.