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23 April 2010 @ 10:22 pm
Mike and I went for an impromptu overnight camping trip to Lake Powell the other day. We loaded the "kids" into the truck and headed out..late.

Sunset over Canyon Lakes:

A single lane dirt road through a mountain range was interesting at night.

We reached Roosevelt Dam around 8PM, but I don't understand how to use my camera to get good night shots. But it was beautiful to see at night with the lights.

It was after 9PM before we reached the camp site. We definitely annoyed the neighboring sites setting up, cooking, and wrangling three dogs who were anxious after several hours in the truck. I didn't sleep. At all. Not one bit. It was windy as all get out and the tent just crinkled all night. Elly was restless and nervous and wouldn't lie down. I got some sleep at dawn when a neighbor turned on their generator. Shockingly the constant humming of the diesel engine lulled me to sleep.

The wind was a storm blowing in. We lucked out with partly cloudy for the morning, so we could enjoy the lake.

Bear didn't want to leave the tent much.

Mike was playing fetch with Rommel. He's a pretty good swimmer. Elly wasn't too fond of going into the water. This is about as far as she'd go.

And then Rommel knocked her off the rock she was standing on. It was absolute devastation. She was three feet from shore, but the panic on her face was priceless. She avoided the water for a while. I think her short life flashed before her eyes. She needed lots of comfort from Mike. haha.

We packed up and headed back home shortly after. With two out of three dogs soaking wet.

Bridge over Lake Powell

Roosevelt dam by day

On the drive back we noticed this one little spot of beach that would've been perfect to camp at. Secluded and personal. We stopped to check it out and let the dogs romp again. Elly only went into the water up to her belly. All three of them seemed more relaxed and played more here than they did at the other camp site. Hopefully we'll get this one next time.

We were able to appreciate the Superstition Mountain range and the Apache Trail much more during the daylight. The single lane road was still interesting, avoiding head on collisions on blind turns with no shoulder or guard rail. All part of the adventure. I took 9 million pictures.

A little perspective..it was a great drive back. Aside from the low grade virus I was fevering/aching from.

This was the prettiest valley we drove through.

The assent...this is where we came from

Aside from the raging sickness taking over my body, it was a nice mini vacation. If anyone has the time, the Apache Trail is a beautiful and interesting, if not, long drive. The Roosevelt Dam is cool to see and Lake Powell is refreshing after not seeing a large body of water since the Atlantic Ocean over a year ago. After the insanity that is the AZ summer heat goes away this fall, we plan on a whole weekend at the little beach we spotted.
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The Ministry of Truth
10 August 2009 @ 12:57 pm

"The Lightning Strike"

[I - What If This Storm Ends?]

What if this storm ends?
And I don't see you
As you are now
Ever again

The perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet's last dance

Just for a minute
The silver forked sky
Lit you up like a star
That I will follow

Now it's found us
Like I have found you
I don't want to run
Just overwhelm me

What if this storm ends?
And leaves us nothing
Except a memory
A distant echo

I want pinned down
I want unsettled
Rattle cage after cage
Until my blood boils

I want to see you
As you are now
Every single day
That I am living

Painted in flames
All peeling thunder
Be the lightning in me
That strikes relentless
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21 September 2008 @ 06:18 pm

The things we do for love...
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01 July 2008 @ 07:20 am

Insert extreme geekiness here. My money is on Christian Bale.
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If I had known, I would've played hookie and flown to Boston. This had to have been amazing.
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22 August 2007 @ 07:43 pm

Not our proudest moment in the patrol, but funny...
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19 May 2007 @ 02:44 pm
Things here are about the same. The PT instructors ride me harder and harder every day. I love it (not). I am slowly improving in firearms. I have a cut on my thumb from my grip. I was in the middle of shooting and my instuctor told me to hoster up. I thought I did something wrong. Then he asked "can you shoot with that?" I said with what sir? He said "look at your hand". I was bleeding. I hadn't even noticed. He said "good, that means your concentrating". I'm doing fine in my classes. They are boring as hell, but if I studied this hard at Rutgers I could've pulled a 4.0 easy. 

I cried for the first time since I've been here, on Thursday. I called my dad and just cried. I feel like a schmuck. This is the first time I've been homesick since I've been here, and I can't manage to shake the feeling. Part of my wants to fly home on Memorial Day weekend, but part of me doesn't. It'll be harder to come back here if I do. I feel so isolated here, and I hate missing my family. It sucks. 12 more weeks. I just wish I had someone to hold me at night and make me feel better. But I haven't had that in years and I am not anticipating having it any time soon. 

I have tons of work to do, and I need to attempt to get my voice back. I somehow lost it around 1AM, and it is barely back. *sigh*
Current Location: artesia, NM
Current Mood: pensivepensive
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18 March 2006 @ 07:27 pm
First thing first: V for Vendetta, go see it now!

I am in Cherry Hill visiting Samm who is visiting from Boston. Yesterday we shopped, dined, and had a good time. Today we lazed around and saw V for Vendetta with her dad, uncle and cousins. I have had a lovely and stress free weekend thus far and its incredible. Words can't describe how great it is to spend time with her. And there is no explaining the movie, you just must see it pronto. The more time I spend with her the more I miss the old times. The more time I am here, the less I want to return to work on Monday. It really sucks having to grow up and lead lives.
Current Mood: happyhappy
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11 February 2006 @ 05:47 pm
I bought a killer pair of red high heels last night. Why? Because I thought their were adorable. Now I need to buy a dress to match them.

I need to take more photographs. I'm on a big kick of just focusing on one part of the body, hench the lips photos from a few weeks ago, and the most recent collar bone shots. I've also taken lots of photos of Marcus's hands too. Baby hands = too cute. Perhaps my new heels will come in handy, even without a dress...
Current Mood: do do do do do
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06 September 2004 @ 01:16 pm

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