Photos from the national get together of the Mustang Motorcycle Club of America at the visitors center in Kingman, Arizona. The last Mustangs were made in 1963. Models sold were Pony, Bronco, Stallion and Thoroughbred. Where I grew up, you could get a scooter license, for operating scooters under a certain horsepower, at the age of 13. Most of the young guys in my neighborhood, including me, got Cushman Eagle or Super Eagle scooters as soon as legally able. When we were old enough for a license with no horsepower restrictions, most of us graduated to Mustang motorcycles before moving up to bigger and faster bikes. Most any time you see a gathering of Mustang owners / cycles, you'll also see Cushmans. At this event, there were lots of Mustangs and Cushmans and also a few other odd and interesting machines.
This was the first long, cross-country, 4X4 run for my wife, Cindi, and I in our new Polaris Ranger. It was also my first day out with my new Sony NEX-5n camera. We got together with friends Doc and Peggy, who also own a Ranger, and Rick and Rose, in their Bronco II. The first half of these pics were at too high of ISO's, 'till I got a leash on the new little camera and made it do what I wanted it to, rather than what it wanted to.
I was one of a small group of people who were selected to participate in a Bighorn Sheep workshop which was put on by the Arizona Game and Fish Department on August 5th & 6th, 2011. The 5th was a couple of hours in a class-room where we learned some interesting things about Bighorn Sheep. On the 6th, I drove to Willow Beach, Az on the Colorado River about thirteen miles south of Hoover Dam. Game & Fish had boats waiting and we boarded and headed north. It took a little over three hours to go up to the dam and back down to Willow Beach. Because of the scarcity of water in these parts and because it gets so hot here, in the summer, the Bighorn Sheep come down to the river.
Hemminway Park is a city park in the small town of Boulder City, Nevada. The park is on the edge of town and it sits at the base of some rugged, rocky desert mountains. From time to time, herds of Desert Bighorn Sheep come down out of the mountains and graze in the park. On this particular day, there were over fifty wild Desert Bighorns in the park and I had a wonderful time photographing them.
I collected these rocks in the desert some distance from, and higher in elevation, than the current location of the Colorado River. The polishing and erosion on these show that they were in flowing water at some time and for some length of time. Some of these even have tiny shellfish fossils embedded in them.
The Firehouse Coffee Company is a place where they roast and grind coffee beans. They also serve all kinds of hot and cold coffee beverages, from basic to fancy, and good food too. I had never been in this place before, but stopped in on a cold winter evening to warm up. I found out that they also often have live music in the evening. While enjoying my coffee, I met and spoke with Stefan Rodman who would be providing the entertainment for the evening. Stefan a singer / songwriter and guitarist.