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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Red White Blue Post Cards

Background (sky) from Decorated Papers Swap

Triangles cut from Decorated Papers Swap

Background is from Decorated Papers Swap

Triangle stencil pattern from Decorated  Papers Swap

Monday, July 17, 2017

Salt Lake City Airport Art Show

While running down a corridor to catch a flight
(which was then twice delayed), 
I noticed these art pieces on display:






Ceramics?  Glass?

A huge wall poster
And this super-sized stuffed bear 
guarding a gourmet chocolate shop. 
He was about five feet tall.
I didn't even look to see what 
kind of chocolates the vendor was selling.
What was I thinking?!?!?!?!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Utah Sunsets

Watching from the back patio 
as the summer sun set
over the mountains
was a highlight of the day:
 



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Utah: Snowbird Mountain Adventure


Swinging by cables was exciting, also the bump as we went over
the connection to the support beams.

Yes, there were snow patches in July!

Chairlift option for  a more exciting descent,
or winding switchback paths for hiking down the mountain
Upended rock layers

View from the top

Bromeliads at the visitors' center

The Reunion Venue


Ten "family groups" went in on a 9-bedroom,
three-level house on a gated property.   Scroll
down for my adventure account. 
A well-appointed corner

Hot Air Balloon murals in the childrens' room





Mountains behind the place 
had a few hiking trails.



Unknown plant

A waterfall enlivened the putting green

Several flower gardens were watered by sprinklers on an automated system
A few of us took turns cooking for our crowd.  One of my cousins has specialized in perfect omelets over the decades.  For dinner I prepared a huge bag of large Idaho potatoes stuffed with cheddar cheese, butter, and bacon, wrapped in foil.  Brother Dearest insisted we did not need baking pans underneath them.  He substituted overlapped foil sheets. Everyone wants to be chief.

Drip drip drip.  

Things got really exciting when the fire alarm went off and no one had the cancel key.  Flames flickered inside the lower level kitchen oven as white smoke billowed out. 

The fire fighters were very nice and brought a large fan to clear out the smoke.  The next day, several people scrubbed baked-on grease from the three ovens, none of which, incidentally, had an outside vent.  All's well that ends well, right? 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Detroit Airport Images

While waiting for a connecting flight, 
I took these two pictures:
 No, I didn't go in.  But wasn't it a colorful shop? 

I didn't ride on this "train" but I watched if for 
quite a while.  It made an interesting 
"whooshing" noise as it transported passengers 
from one part of the airport to another. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Utah

Donut Falls, a short "easy" group day hike
I have just returned from a seven-day family gathering in central Utah.  Can you say "Jet Lag?"  No red rock arches, but lots of gorgeous mountain scenery and splendid sunsets.  I saw deer, a partridge family, chipmunks, ground squirrels, long-horn cattle, a hummingbird and lots of dragonflies and butterflies. Temperatures were around 100' Fahrenheit.  More pictures will be posted soon, so stay tuned :)
Looking for hand-out's, eh?  I couldn't encourage
such inappropriate behavior...