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Reblogged from americasgreatoutdoors
mypubliclands:

americasgreatoutdoors:

How about a “wow” photo to start the day. Max Seigal took this great nighttime photo of The Wave in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.

#BLMproud to manage such beautiful public lands like The Wave - 68 years old today and counting!  Thanks for posting.  #SeeBLM

So much more Arizona to see…

mypubliclands:

americasgreatoutdoors:

How about a “wow” photo to start the day. Max Seigal took this great nighttime photo of The Wave in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.

#BLMproud to manage such beautiful public lands like The Wave - 68 years old today and counting!  Thanks for posting.  #SeeBLM

So much more Arizona to see…

How To Not Be Dim Sum-less

An iconic part of the traditional dim sum experience is the salesmen-esque ladies that circle around your table with pushcarts filled with different types of dim sum. Although this is a great food porn experience and ideal if you want your food immediately, it’s not the best way to get fresh food—critics say it’s no better than the food you get sitting out under heat lamps. Another disadvantage is that certain cart ladies (and they’re almost always ladies) who are not diligent in their routes, circle certain areas more than others, leaving certain tables sad and dim sum-less.

http://laist.com/2014/06/30/ultimate_guide_to_dim_sum.php

"Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, and for all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American…should see."—Theodore Roosevelt

Canyonlands, meet the Frank kids. They’re ready to play. See you again soon.

Reblogged from maddogtannen
ichoosecake:

maddogtannen:

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.
William Martin

marvelous

Day in and day out, extraordinary is easy to find.

ichoosecake:

maddogtannen:

Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

William Martin

marvelous

Day in and day out, extraordinary is easy to find.

Reblogged from mypubliclands

mypubliclands:

Amboy Crater is an extinct cinder cone located just off of historic Route 66 — basically in the middle of nowhere (between Barstow and Needles) once the area was bypassed by Interstate 40 in the early 70s.  Before then, especially from the end of WWII through the 60s, it was a major attraction along this Main Street of America and many visitors would “get their kicks” by climbing Amboy Crater so they could brag about conquering a real volcano. 

After the climb, visitors would head to Roy’s Cafe in the nearby town of Amboy, just a few miles away, to have a cold drink or a meal.  Roys once employed 70 people and was a bustling stop for travelers.  Business dropped to almost nothing when I-40 opened and it fell into disrepair.  Luckily the current owner is interested in preserving this piece of Americana.  I snapped a picture of the restored diner (no food served, only sodas) when I stopped for gas.

-Bob Wick, BLM-California

Climb an ancient cinder cone??? Ok! Must go here.

Reblogged from jtotheizzoe
Started off the day with inspiration by watching and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on its 50th anniversary.

Started off the day with inspiration by watching and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on its 50th anniversary.