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Scenes on Sunday ~ Monochrome Utah Skies

The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures all taken by

the girl riding shotgun

using a Panasonic Lumix

 

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Places I Want To Go To Soon

A destination is  a different way of seeing the world.

England is a green and pleasant land,

royal throne of kings, paradise sceptred isle,

another Eden, a precious stone set in the silver sea,

But, there are places I want to go other than in England.

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Big Bear Lake, California

Palm Springs, California

Santa Monica, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

New York City, New York.

Cyprus

Malta

Florence, Tuscany

Sienna, Tuscany

Pisa, Tuscany

San Gimignano, Tuscany

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These are all fabulous places I have already seen, but want to go back to very soon.  I guess this is my bucket list.  Some of these I want to get to this year.  If a friend wanted me to go with them somewhere else, then that would be cool to ~ although there are some places in this world I would just not go to under any circumstances.

Most of these are places it would be great to drive to, (except Cyprus and Malta of course, and nobody with even an ounce of sense would drive in New York).  On the other hand, I really like taking long road trips, preferably with a cool girl riding shotgun.  Cyprus is a big enough island that it’s great to drive around there, and so is Malta.  California and Tuscany are both fabulous places to take a road trip.  Of course, you should really have a really cool car to take on your long road trips ~ a convertible Mustang is ideal.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

 

 

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Moody Utah Skies

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one soft stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures taken by;

the girl riding shotgun

 

 

 

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Scenes on Sunday ~ Desert Skies

Life is a long journey and the desert is my destination.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

all pictures taken by;

the girl riding shotgun

 

 

 

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Scenes on Sunday ~ Monochromatic Utah

People can be lonely under a big Utah sky.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures taken with a Lumix

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Scenes on Sunday ~ Navajo Sandstone

Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs cut by the Virgin River.

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School Bus Camper

I’d like to sit back and take in the grandeur of nature.

There’s this long-term plan for me to buy an old school bus and convert the thing into a camper / RV.  It’s a pretty vague plan right now because I have a lot of other things on my mind.  However, I’m thinking of doing the conversion in Southern California, which obviously means buying the used bus somewhere in SoCal.

I’ve looked into how much it would cost to buy a used bus in the 12 to 18 seat range from somewhere around LA, and you can trust me on this, they are practically giving the things away.  (I’ve seen one I like the look of for $2,500 plus taxes.)

There are a couple of caveats there, the look I want means an old bus, and that means lots and lots of miles, (100,000 or more), but as they are built to last with huge diesel engines, (7 litres or so), that shouldn’t matter so much.

The second caveat is that an old bus is going to need specialist rebuilding and servicing for the chassis and engine, before I start on the fun part of the conversion.  There are plenty of companies who are set up to rebuild and service the chassis / brakes / engine / gearbox / exhaust on this kind of vehicle, but I know that’s going to be hideously expensive ~ (maybe).

Still, I don’t think I need a vast budget for this kind of project.  I can work that out in detail over the next few months.

(There is also the option of buying something that actually started life as a camper van.)

The really fun part is thinking about the places I’d like to take my bus, (like Big Bear Lake) ~ and who I’d like to take along with me.  (Marmy and I need a girl riding shotgun.)

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Scenes on Sunday ~ Wilderness

The Sun, the Winds, and the Mountains are always on the side of the truest men.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures taken with a Lumix

by the girl riding shotgun

 

Happy Marmaduke

Discretion is the better part of valour.

I wanted to write some very destructive

things today, but posting pictures of Marmy is a better idea.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Weird Wyoming

Wyoming; like no place on Earth.

For this well-travelled Englishman, Southern Wyoming has the weirdest landscape I have ever seen.  Not only that, one can drive for a hundred miles in total isolation, and everything looks the same for every single mile.  I love California, I liked Utah, I’m not yet certain about Wyoming.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

pictures taken with a Lumix,

by the girl riding shotgun

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