A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
Another of my favorite fixer-upper sights in Beaver UT. This one is solid brick, brick chimney, one window, one door, modern porch, complete with bales of hay to feed your goat, cow, horse, or whatever. Another rescued photo.
Well Lo and Behold, I found another photo in the archives of the opposite side of above shown fixer upper. Apparently the builder wanted all the windows and doors on one side. Roof maybe could stand minor repairs plus new window glass. Probably available for cheap unless it is a designated historical landmark.
Almost home in the South Salt Lake Valley! I hope you have enjoyed the scenic tour from St. George to Salt Lake. If you are familiar with the road between St. George and Salt Lake, you will see many familiar landmarks. If you are from somewhere else in the country or the world, you will have become acquainted with the rugged terrain between the two places. Except for a few scattered small towns, the trip scenery is mostly of hills, mountains, and prairies. Imagine Brigham Young and others going on this journey by wagon or horseback and taking days to make the trip. Two days after I took this photo, I landed in the hospital with severe vertigo, which has taken months to recover from. To retrace the trip, go to Categories on the right, find I-15 from St. George to Salt Lake, and take the trip again.
If I had an hour to photoshop it, I would eliminate the bug on the lower left part of this picture thathad the misfortunate calamaty of entering its terminal point in mortality by inconsiderately splattering on our windshield. So just think of the bug when you look at this picture. The mountain part of it isn't too bad for 75 mph.
We've reached the Red Barn just south of Santaquin. The Red Barn is one of two mandatory stops on the St. George to Salt Lake run, the other mandatory stop being the cheese factory in Beaver. The Red Barn has cold storage apples of all kinds, apple juice, cherry juice, and countless varieties of jams, butters, and syrups, plus an outstanding ice cream counter with dozens of varieties of wonderful ice cream.
Here is some of the scenery you will see on I-15 in Utah north of Nephi and nearing Santaquin. In case you are wondering what the yellowish blotch is in the center right of the photo, it is a bug that, unfortunately, met its demise on the windshield. Remember all of these I-15 photos were taken at road speeds of 75-80 mph so the fact that they are reasonably clear is a remarkable attribute of the good lens I use.