Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Beehive Bound


I-70 just west of Green River, Utah

I will be returning to my former home in the Utah desert tomorrow, for two months, to conduct natural history tours and also work with local chef Brad Tarren who has promised to unlock the mysteries of preparing fresh fish creatively as well as the art of making traditional Mexican dishes from scratch.

When I return home I will be journeying to the University of Alabama to deliver my step-daughter to cheerleader camp. That should be a mighty interesting blog post, so stayed tuned for my dispatch from Tuscaloosa.


15 comments:

Devastatin' Dave said...

I love that drive on 70 from the Colorado border to Richfield, UT. Especially the San Rafael Swell area. One of the best sections of road in the country.

Frank said...

Those cheerleaders don't even look 18. Have fun. Say hi to Zion, if you make it. You should take some photos of NPS dumps if you get the chance. I need original material for a new post. If you see Ned Flanders, tell him to go take a long hike into the desert with no water.

Finally, what do you think about repealing the federal gas tax?

beamis said...

I'm for repealing any and all involuntary payments to Leviathan.

I'll be glad to take pictures of some of the dumps in Zion. Oak Creek is one of my favorite places to hike so I'll try and get some material for you when I visit that lovely canyon.

As for Flanders I hear he's gonna retire in a year. His pension will probably be more than what the rest of his division makes combined.

mr. chowder said...

"One of the best sections of road in the country" paid for by?

Devastatin' Dave said...

Tax dollars. And?

the haunted hiker said...

Who is Ned Flanders? Do I know him?

Wanda

mr. chowder said...

voluntary?

Devastatin' Dave said...

No, taxes are coercive.

Devastatin' Dave said...

You're beating around the bush about something, so, I'll save some time. My commentary about that section of I-70 refers to the scenery and not the fact that it is a tax-funded roadway.

Are you suggesting that without tax-funding that a road such as this would not exist?

I can't remember where I read the following quote, but it applies to tax-funded roads as well as other "public goods."

"Their existence does not make them legitimate."

Frank said...

Ned Flanders is a character from the wildly popular tv show, "The Simpsons".

"Their existence does not make them legitimate."

Amen. Same goes for public schools.

mr. chowder said...

Hey! I have an idea: let's all drive some place cool on a privately funded road.

Devastatin' Dave said...

True dat. We can all meet in Denver and drive E-470, a private toll road. It loops around the east side of the Denver metro area from the southeast suburbs to the northern suburbs. You have great views of the Rocky Mountains to the west and the vast Great Plains to the east. As a bonus, the road passes by the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Refuge.

David said...

Flanders is Tom Haradan. Indeedly-doodly.

mr. chowder said...

Dang. I ain't in Denver. Is there a private airstrip near E-470 that can accommodate a plane big enough to transport my LeBaron up yonder? Hmmm. It'll have to be a helicopter on accounta I can't get to the nearest private airstrip without using all these blasted public roads.... Wait a minute... no, no private airstrips that I know of near my trailer park. Guess I'll just have to live in envy as you and your high-falootin', toll-affordin' Denver buddies enjoy all them fancy vistas.

Hope you know how lucky you are to have access to such a gem. Get ta gloatin'.

Devastatin' Dave said...

It's official. I am now completely bored by you.