Gobstruck at the Grand Canyon

I’m in Arizona on assignment. My travel, minus your typical out of pocket costs — snacks, fuel, that Negro Modelo I had with enchiladas, etc. — were paid for by Arizona Tourism.   “In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I …
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Point Reyes Reminds Me

In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that most of my travel expenses, including my flights and the camper van rental costs, were provided by JUCY, a camper van rental company.  The woman in the Bodega Bay visitor’s center seemed downright annoyed by the lack of comping options. She blamed the sequester and …
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Golden Star Radio

I thought getting up early on a Sunday morning would spare me the crowds on the cable car. I was wrong. There was already a line at the Powell Street turnaround. I walked up one stop — as advised by a local friend — but I was aced out of the good seats by a …
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Alternate Realities

Surely, I’m not the only one that does this. I will visit some place in the course of my travels, and the sight of something, anything, will set it off. I am sucked into another version of my life, a mirror, a revision, a story that could be mine not in an “if only” way, …
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