August 12 of 12

First off folks, sorry about last week. I flaked out and didn’t even remember that I was going to post on Thursdays. I was jostled to reality today when I realized it was the 12 of 12 for August and that I could post this on Thursday.

So here we go.

Benchmark in the Old Train Station

After 1000hr feeding I took the the Kids downtown to do some tourist stuff. Flagstaff is a tourist town, there is no doubt about it. So we walked around till lunch looking for Waymarks that others had posted here. This is a Benchmark in an old train station that are offices now.

Dreaming Cowgirl Mural

Dreaming Cowgirl Mural

Flagstaff is full of Murals. I never really realized it but this is a very artistic town. The landscape of the area does it to people and draws them here. We don’t at all mind as it makes our town rather unique.

Mural commerating George L. Mancuso, one of the greatest photographers of the Grand Canyon

Mural commerating George L. Mancuso, one of the greatest photographers of the Grand Canyon

This is a tragic story captured in a mural. George L. Mancuso was one of the best photographers of the Grand Canyon. He would go off for weeks with food and his camera gear. It was a great loss when he died. The story is explained here.

The Gandy Dancer

The Gandy Dancer

We also have sculpture. Town is crawling with the stuff. This is a piece that commemorates Flagstaff’s connection to the outside world via the railroad. Without it this town would have never been a hub of activity here in Northern Arizona.

Frontier Adventure

Frontier Adventure

Another sculpture by city hall that depicts a mountain man. It was they who showed, helped, and direct the Army parties through his land showing them the water holes and good pasture for their stock. Without their knowledge that they gained from the Native Americans it would have been many more years before Eastern Whites came to this region of the continent.

In the Eagles Talons

In the Eagles Talons

Of course John had to get up on this. He liked this the most as it showed an eagle swooping down on a poor little defenseless lamb laying below. Oh the brutality.

Church Marker

Church Marker

We live in an old town too. Not old by Eastern US standards, but for the West 135 yrs is a long time. This church is the oldest in town started in 1891. Used by the Whites and then when they were done given to the local Mexican population to worship in 1927. This side of town was the shadier side for sure. It of course, is our favorite.

Oldest Stone Church

Oldest Stone Church

Yes the whites moved to the other side of the tracks and built this large stone Gothic style church out of locally quarried sandstone. This corner stone was laid in 1906. Because this church also has a plaque that isn’t a waymark yet, we submitted it for approval today when we made it back home.

Peace Pole

Peace Pole

This is one of many Peace Poles in town. It states, “May Peace Prevail on Earth”. A nice thought for sure. We sent this to Waymarking for approval as well. We had a busy morning for sure. We stopped for lunch and some oat soda after this.

War Memorial

War Memorial

This is our towns War Memorial. It goes way back to the Spanish American war and has a few of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders on it. The latest name is of a Police Officer who was called back to service in Afghanistan. He was laid to rest three weeks ago and his name is now etched on here as well.

Now the New Waymark Submission Work

Now the New Waymark Submission Work

So we came home and put the baby to bed for her nap. She was wonderful by the way. I would share more pics of her but she is not yet ours to share, state rule I guess. Anyway opening up Mapsource so I can find the coordinates for all or new Waymark submissions today. I believe we did over 10 submissions. I think we found close to 13 waymarks as well.

Giant Burro

Giant Burro

My daughter and her boyfriend just moved into a new apartment. They invited the family over for dinner. She made a big burrito. I believe the pan is a 9 X 12. It fed all 5 of us and I am sure they had left overs. It was cool seeing her so happy in their new pad.

Well that is it for us this week. Hope you enjoyed our little Waymarking day.

Until next time,

Mark & Johnny
The Flag_Mtn_Hkrs

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One response to this post.

  1. Love the pictures! It looks like you got to see a lot!and that is a REALLY big burrito!

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