Monday, July 24, 2006

Further Flagstaff Adventures

I don't think I've introduced you to my younger granddaughter, the one who lives in Flagstaff. Here she is, as the purple princess, casting a spell...


And showing off the new kitten.

On last Saturday, the daughter, granddaughter and I drove around the high country -- as far south as Mormon Lake, where I missed getting a picture of the sign that proclaimed, "Too broke for Sturgis" -- an explanation for the huge number of bikers we saw on the Lake Mary Road.

After lunch, I finally got to see the Museum of Northern Arizona, which I'd passed by many times on the Fort Valley Road -- but never stopped to visit. Note the structural stone -- the same sandstone and basalt colors as in the previous post.

The little one got a good look at the museum's saurian critter, punched a bunch of buttons -- and was carefully kept from entering the portion of the museum store where the fine Indian pottery is sold.

Climbing a flag pole platform was just as exciting for her, while I puzzled over the sculpt in the background, across the Rio de Flag ravine.

It appears to be a Spanish conquistador and mount -- as seen through the drizzle, using the zoom of my little point-and-shoot camera. If anybody has any further info about this colorful character, do include it in the comments below.


Karen of Scottsdale said...

your granddaughter is too cute

Linda G. said...

Your very own Beautiful Purple Princess.....
Lucky you! The years go by as quickly as a wink (Oh dear, another song lyric.)
Anyway, could your romantic-but-out-of-place looking knight be De Cardenas straying off from Coronado's gold finding expedition to discover the Grand Canyon in 1540?
He looks like a guy with a mission.

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