This is the blog of Mark Wordsworm, the travelling worm. I’m a 25-year-old bookmark and can proudly boast my own Hallmark serial number, 95 HBM 80-1. You’ll probably want to read all about me and my Travelling Companion (the TC).
Today’s travel notes
Me and the TC are spending a few days in Arizona, USA. We started in the capital, Phoenix, then drove to the Grand Canyon via Sedona and Flagstaff. The roads are good, the views are grand. Names like “Dead Horse Ranch Road” and “Bloody Basin Road” reminded us that travel wasn’t always as easy as it is now.
My impressions? Open skies, friendly people.
The book I’m in
Rules of Vengeance, by Christopher Reich. Fast action, intrigue, suspense.
Little America Hotel, Flagstaff. Space and comfort.
Diablo Burger in Flagstaff. Good food, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere.
Pack layers of clothing for travel in Arizona. The temperature in Phoenix was 40° Centrigrade (over 100° F). In Flagstaff, just two hours’ drive away, it was 18° C (64° F) and dropped to 9° C (48° F) at night.
Me at the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA:
This worm does confess to a bit of nervousness when my Travelling Companion, the redoubtable TC, propped me in position for the above shot. There was a bit of a drop behind me. The wind was a trifle gusty, and I not so gutsy.
This storm cloud moved in a few minutes later:
Two more intrepid souls:
Is it possible that this streamlet dug the mighty canyon?
This little lady was squirreling around the edges of the canyon, storing food for the babes in her tum:
Delicate cactus hues:
All shapes and sizes:
A tiny ground squirrel living under a cactus:
When positioning me in this pose, the TC discovered that prickly pears are aptly named:
That’s all for today, dudes.