I've been driving to The College campus in Shiprock, NM, a few days a week to help out at the library there. Those mornings I drive over the mountain and then I pass Shiprock - I must tell you Gentle Readers of This Blog - it really is out in the middle of nowhere... Shiprock is the largest city or town on the Rez. There's a good Chinese Place there. Living where I do in Tsaile, I'm pretty far from most everything, so I welcome a chance to eat out.
Still, I am amazed at the vastness of the this place. I was visiting Tucson not long ago, and the first thing that I struck by was all the people! Everything was so crowded it seemed. Here at The College, the landscape is mostly the high country - in Tucson, it's Walmart, CVS or Walgreens on every corner - and just other shit you don't need. And again, all the cars and people and everyone rushing around.
I stayed with my friends and neighbors up in Dog Mtn! The pups are always glad to see me, and its a chance for my friends B and H to take a break and sleep in, while the dogs and I go for long walks in the desert!
Weather is warmer and I am still riding my bike everywhere. May is Bike to Work Week, and believe me - my bike works!
It was the Pow Wow and I went as many of my friends were dancing.
My boss' people hail from Oklahoma where I'm from - here is is representing the Cherokee Nation.
When I was in Tucson it was 90 degrees on the campus - it was beautiful and awesome! I drove back to a few inches of snow on the ground and very cold and windy weather. But, thank goodness, those winds and rain and snow clouds are fading, and warm weather is here!