Hi you guys, it's nice to be back. Our trip took us from Chicago to Phoenix to Prescott to Lake Powell, which is the lake that happened when they dammed the Colorado up around the AZ/UT border.
When we landed, there was a horrible weather front that ran from Phoenix all the way up to Page (where Powell is). Crazy hail fell in Prescott, a tornado that knocked over a freaking train touched down outside of Flagstaff, and there were awful storms and really strong winds across the whole state.
So, you know, it mighta been some kind of crazy temperature change or water pressure thing from the weather that kept us from catching the Lunker Striped Bass rather than, uh, technique or choice of lure or whatever.
Anyway... a couple shots from the trip:
And no matter where we went (this is my Dad).
It had small fish (that's Flynn).
And finally, when we were back in Prescott we had a spare hour to go hang at Whiskey Row which, back in the Day (Wild West, that is), was originally about 40 bars "in a row" that have since been trimmed to maybe 4.
(I'm still mad about that, but I guess 4 bars is okay.)
We went into one of 'em called "The Palace".
Many scenes of an old Steve McQueen movie called "Junior Bonner" were shot here.
Along with a giant mural of that movie poster, they have history all over the walls: guns, little museum displays of Old West stuff, taxidermy animals, and... photos.
This one was on the wall behind us:
Mother of GOD, will I never escape it?
THIS ANCIENT LOOKING PHOTO WAS TAKEN THE YEAR THE CUBS LAST WON THE WORLD SERIES.
Speaking of which, Mike Fontenot got a hit in yesterday's NLCS game as the Giants win game 1 over the Phillies. Tim Lincecum and Roy Halliday were kinda human, and some guy named Cody Ross hit a couple out for the Giants.
And in the ALCS the Rangers calmly came back from their opening 5-6 disastrous loss to beat the Yankees 7-2, so they're all tied up at one game apiece.
In other news, Terrible Ted Lilly of the Valley of the Shadow of Death will apparently remain a Dodger for the next 3 years. THANKS JIM HENDRY!!!