The beautiful thing about getting older is the view and being able to see both sides of the hill
Monday, September 15, 2008
Dawn in Monument Valley Arizona
The Monument valley trading post belonged to a man named "Goulding". He went to Hollywood in the early twenties and sold some movie makers on the idea of filming westerns on location in Monument Valley and when the production companies came out, they stayed at the tourist cabins that he had by his Indian trading post (this was in pre-motel days). In some of the John Wayne movies buildings from Goulding's lodge and dining hall complex were used as props. The building that you see in the photo was the trading post (on the first floor). The Gouldings lived on the second floor. This building served as post headquarters at the fort in "Fort Apache".
She was helping to restore the trading post to what it had once been years ago. Peace, tranquility and vastness best describes Monument Valley. I think we could all use a little peace these days. Thanks to Dale for sharing all his good stuff so that I can share it with you.
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He settles into his chair, sitting very straight, looking out the window, Bushy white eyebrows and distinguished, well groomed white beard. He’s the perfect, argus-eyed professor-knight with eyes alert and aglow. Perhaps a pince nez for a final touch, well, maybe that’s a bit too weird, Keeping watch, guarding, protecting me and our small, cozy castle. Men and women, young and old, dogs and cats and birds, friend or foe, None are ignored or given passage without a menacing growl. But as the light fades and the shadows deepen he leaves his post, and with a sigh ruffling his beard, he curls up at my feet as I fall asleep.
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.