With having visited Bethlehem back on 24-Sep-2019, we couldn’t miss a glimpse of the Star of Bethlehem. But, not just a glimpse… took the extra step in photographing this rare great conjunction of the two planets – Jupiter and Saturn. The two worlds aligned to form a super-bright point of light some call the Christmas Star. Forbes and Live Science had great articles on the topic.
My first time seeing any president up close and personal. Somehow President Trump chose our little town of Bullhead City, AZ for his rally. It was so interesting to witness Secret Service, Presidential K9s, motorcades, Air Force One landing and departing. It was a great showing of what a peaceful demonstration looks like. The event started with prayer and continued with the pledge of allegiance plus talk of hope and recovery. I got to dance with the president (along with 15,000 others in attendance)!
You’ll find visiting Flagstaff that you’ll be surrounded by mountains, desert and ponderosa pines and known for its San Francisco Peaks, Humphreys Peak (Arizona’s tallest mountain at 12,633 feet in elevation) and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort. Those are the more popular aspects of Flagstaff but we found this gem of a hike within the Coconino National Forest – Red Mountain Trail (GPS).
Went exploring about ~15 miles from home on the Polaris Rzr to get some fresh air. Blessed that social distancing is easy to practice when you’re outdoors in our area… simply, because there’s lots of land to spread out and there aren’t as many people as you find in the big cities. On this ride, we discovered the United Oatman Mine. In one word – creepy!
Had an impressive 2-day, back-to-back jet ski adventure with The Armstrongs exploring parts of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy the outdoors in our desert summer heat waves which exceeded 100°F. But wearing / bringing sun protection, having ice cold drinks in a cooler and taking an occasional dip in the water helped keep our cool. Not a sunburn or feeling of heat stroke. Enjoy a glimpse of the area we visited with the videos I’ve put together.
How do we enjoy the outdoors with the high of 104°F here? We are up & at em at 5:30am. Get to Lake Mohave by 7:00am. Although, in hindsight, sunrise’s at 5:23am so, that would be the optimal time to arrive at the lake in order to beat: (1) any weekday crowd, if any (2) the heat (3) the winds.