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View Diary: The Dkos Tour Series: Chaco Canyon, Part 2 of 2 (54 comments)

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  •  Continuing our conversation from an earlier diary, (5+ / 0-)

    I took the back roads today from a horrible weekend spent with family in the ICU with a favorite Uncle. I wandered through Quivira National Wildlife Refuge really noticing the terrain, the trees, the deer and the other wildlife. I credit your diaries with making me take "the road less traveled". It gave me time to think of some great memories of my youth and time spent on the back roads of Kansas exploring those sandy roads.

    It gave me some peace that taking the highway hurrying back & forth to a destination doesn't. Thank you inspiring me to do something that I have neglected to do for years and years.

    "I came for the politics and stayed for the community" - h/t the fabulous earicicle

    by shortgirl on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:24:57 PM PST

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      shortgirl, and I really get where you're coming from given its import. I love traveling the roads less traveled. And Quivira is one of my very favorite places, which I am thinking you are talking none other than New Mexico's ruins. Lots of big, wide open country in that part of the state. Anyway, the next time you visit you uncle maybe he won't be in the ICU and you can cheer him up by telling him about the virtual places you've been to lately, such as Chaco. And whenever possible, take the side roads. Life is fast enough without our trying to speed it up. Highways and such. Thanks, as always, for posting a comment. You and the community is what keeps me posting these missives. Next weekend, Geology 101, and on Sunday, a trip to Zion National Park. Hope to have you on the tour and many others.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:55:15 PM PST

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