Photos from Trip to The Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and Miscellaneous Photos (June 24, 2021)


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Before the trip, my countdown calendar had very few squares left ...

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... and I stocked up on cat supplies (and many thanks to my neighbors Michael and Rose for looking after the cats in my absence) ...

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Before the trip, I also tried to talk one of the kids into going to a restaurant in Phoenix where they serve rattlesnake and also sell these cool T-shirts ... no interest ...

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Photos from the flights to Las Vegas (we went DTW -> PHX -> LAS) ...

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Photos from our first hotel in Henderson, Nevada ...

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Photos from what I believe was a travel center on the way to The Grand Canyon.  My only observation is that I'm not sure a travel center in Michigan would have similar merchandise ...

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Photos and videos from The Grand Canyon ...

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Photos and videos from Meteor Crater ...

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Photos and videos from Los Angeles ... Somewhere in our travels, we did manage to find an In-N-Out Burger restaurant for James.  I believe this was on the way from Meteor Crater to Los Angeles ...

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Photos from our hotel in Inglewood, California ...

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Photos from Santa Monica beach ...

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A cute billboard for the Lucifer series, about which I've heard good things ...

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Unfortunately, I did not get to ride in this van ...

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From the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the only three stars that matter, in order of decreasing importance ...

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Photos from Madame Tussauds in Hollywood ...

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Photos of the hilly area near the iconic Hollywood sign.  (We had wanted to hike to the sign, but there were too many confounds and unknowns to do it safely.)

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Photos from The Griffith Observatory ...

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Photos and videos from Las Vegas ...

In Las Vegas, the kids rode a zipline called Slotzilla.

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I'm not sure in Las Vegas where this photo was taken ...

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Riding the bus around Las Vegas ...

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I don't actually remember where these photos were taken.  I think it was Las Vegas, but it may have been Los Angeles as well ...

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Photos and videos from the trip from Las Vegas to Detroit ...

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Some cat photos and videos ...

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Sometimes when I come home one or more of the cats is waiting for me (or, possibly watching other things when I happen to arrive) ...

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My relationship with my cats involves me occasionally showing up at a pet supply place to ponder the question of what they might like ...

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Some miscellaneous photos ... this is a picture of my mom (Marilyn Ashley) as a child found by my cousin, Andrea Todd.  (Marilyn is the child on the left.)

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One day out for a walk I noticed the Little Monsters tree service—I thought it was a cool name ...

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From time to time when I walk around the neighborhood I notice advertisements for companies that may be able to help me out in the future ...

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My immediate section of the family tree ...

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Photos from Cabelas in Dundee, Michigan ...

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James and Sandy in Hastings cared for some orphaned baby squirrels until they could survive on their own.  This is one of thier kids helping out ...

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A cute sign in the bathroom at the Marshall, Michigan airport ...

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At one of the warehouse clubs, they had a gaming keyboard with non-Cherry mechanical switches.  I was tempted to try one out ...

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Gun Control means using both hands ... good to know ...

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I've just been passed by a girl ... ok ...

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I do have some grass growing with my dandelions ...

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My mom's grave ...

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A picnic table in the neighborhood that I really like ... I may build one like it ...

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I got one of the kids a slide rule to demonstrate something practical that comes out of log(ab) = log(a) + log(b) ... and also that people got by before computers ...

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