Time, the great equalizer

Time, the great equalizer

The photo prompt from The Daily Post this week is Time. This was actually perfect timing because I got some great shots at Castle Dome related to time.

This first photo shows how things have changed over time. 100 hundred years ago this was considered high tech. A typewriter was better and faster than writing, but think how far we have come in such a short time.

Time, the great equalizer. Old typewriter

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Friends and more Friends

Friends and more Friends

Last week I mentioned we had been joined in the desert by some friends we know from rendezvous. Craig and Rita went with us to Yuma, and we boondocked where we normally do off the Ogilby road in California. We were only there a few days, long enough to go to Mexico a few times and grab some almond tequila. We also went to Yuma and got some yummy empanadas at the Mexican bakery, stocked up on fresh from the field lettuce, and ate the best burrito in Arizona. We had pretty windy weather while there, so we didn’t get a ton of hiking in.

One evening we did go to Gold Rock ranch and I was able to get some photos of stuff I missed last year. Sadly, the antique store was closed this time. You might remember my post from last year and the photos of the old trucks they have there. I really wanted to get some close up shots of the rusty panels on the trucks, so I can make my own textures for photoshop. I’m really having fun creating photos with a different look and feel with the textures.

Old cook stove in the desert

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The Best Winter Destinations for Beer Enthusiasts

This post originally appeared on Hipmunks Tailwind blog on Dec. 11, 2015

There’s a reason humans have been making beer for over 5,000 years. It can be crisp and refreshing on a warm summer afternoon, or complex and spicy on a snowy winter night. Whether you’re a veteran beer lover or an interested beginner, it’s a great idea to plan your next trip around fantastic bars and brewery tours. As we head into the coldest months, here are the best winter beer destinations for getting the good stuff straight from the source.

Brussels, Belgium

The abbeys of Brussels are the cradle of some of the best beer in the world. The varieties are as unique as they are excellent, from hoppy lambics to golden saisons. Settle in at the Mort Subite for a large selection of fantastic beers on tap in a cafe that has been open since 1910, or visit the Trappist abbey of St. Sixtus to sample their famous dark Westvleteren ale. Delirium Cafe is also a popular spot, serving Delirium Tremens as well as thousands of other beers from Belgium and all over the world. It’s just around the corner from the gorgeous B-Aparthotel Grand Place and a few other of the cities best hotels.

There’s a reason humans have been making beer for over 5,000 years. It can be crisp and refreshing on a warm summer afternoon, or complex and spicy on a snowy winter night. Whether you’re a veteran beer lover or an interested beginner, it’s a great idea to plan your next trip around fantastic bars and brewery tours. As we head into the coldest months, here are the best winter beer destinations for getting the good stuff straight from the source.  Brussels, Belgium  The abbeys of Brussels are the cradle of some of the best beer in the world. The varieties are as unique as they are excellent, from hoppy lambics to golden saisons. Settle in at the Mort Subite for a large selection of fantastic beers on tap in a cafe that has been open since 1910, or visit the Trappist abbey of St. Sixtus to sample their famous dark Westvleteren ale. Delirium Cafe is also a popular spot, serving Delirium Tremens as well as thousands of other beers from Belgium and all over the world. It’s just around the corner from the gorgeous B-Aparthotel Grand Place and a few other of the cities best hotels.

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