Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Antelope Island Causeway: You Bug Me

What happens when you drive through 14 miles of mosquitoes

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Got My Chips Cashed In

Fernly, NV

You're sick of hanging around, you'd like to travel
Get tired of travelling you want to settle down
I guess they can't revoke your soul for trying
Get out of the door, light out and look all around

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

...taking a huge dump...

...truck bed down to the Kennecott Copper Mine, aka "The Richest Hole On Earth".

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When Dining In Torrey, Utah, TSG Recommends...

Clockwise from top:

Complimentary tapas plate

Rattlesnake cakes w/dipping sauces and habanero cabbage

Pumpkin seed trout, cilantro lime sauce, vegetables & wild rice pancake


Monday, May 23, 2011

Moab Water Part 2

Seen at the Museum of Moab

TSG has found that local museums always have one or two gems, and this was no exception.  The Revigator had a lining coated with uranium ore. The brochure promised healthful benefits to families..."The millions of tiny rays that are continuously given off by this ore penetrate the water and form this great HEALTH ELEMENT--RADIO-ACTIVITY. All the next day the family is provided with two gallons of real, healthful radioactive water . . . nature's way to health."

Drink up!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sweet (?) Moab Water

To the casual Moab tourist, this freshet seeping out of the canyon wall doesn't merit a second glance. Locals and long-time visitors know about it though. For years they've been stopping at Matrimony Spring to get a taste of cool clear water, filtered by hundreds of feet of ancient sandstone. According to one legend, those who drink from the spring will be spiritually "married" to the Canyonlands. They will always return to renew their bond to the magical lands of the Colorado Plateau. TSG might be considered living proof of that, having come back several times over the last two decades.

However,  there is a less appealing story to go along with the legend.  Back in 2008, the Utah Health Department ordered the spring closed after two water samples were found to contain traces of total coliform bacteria. The closure did not go over well. The locals remain unconvinced of the health risk; people still stop and fill up mutli-gallon water jugs for home and camp use.  Not usually a risk taker, TSG decided to tempt the fates this afternoon.  The water sure tasted good...and who knows...we survived the end of the world last week, why not roll the dice again?