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Boink
02-25-2018, 05:53 PM
... but NO! My wife and I arrived in a raging snowstorm (as many were turning back on highway 64 north from Williams). Visibility was 300 feet and snow was piling to 6". Windy too.
Said canyon (south rim) was put away... folded up and nowhere to be found. :wink-new: Thankfully, the next morning it was 12F, sunny and no wind... so they re-assembled the entire diorama. It looked so REAL there at the El Tovar (where we stayed). :glee: Who'd have thunk it?!
We layered with nearly every piece of clothing we had (since we'd previously spent a week in Palm Springs, then to Tucson, Bisbee and a few other places in southern AZ).

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GregW
02-25-2018, 05:57 PM
We layered with nearly every piece of clothing we had
Except your wife's right glove...

Boink
02-25-2018, 06:22 PM
Except your wife's right glove...

Good catch! Actually, she did have another glove but might have had it off to use her phone's camera (per this shot). At least she had a scarf! If it had been windy, it might have been impossible.

Here we were on Friday, February 23rd... and Helen points to "the so-called canyon" right behind us. :playful:

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Boink
02-25-2018, 06:33 PM
Here's a fun shot I took in the local museum. There was no way I was going to get our rented Chevy Cruze out there :highly_amused:... but, get this, I saw a guy walk out to about there the middle of that car was, and this was on SNOW!!! I told Helen "let's get out of here quick - I don't want to report the accident or watch the ravens go to work down at the bottom of the canyon!"

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AngliaGT
02-25-2018, 06:48 PM
And you drove the Bugeye - I'm impressed!

Boink
02-25-2018, 06:50 PM
And you drove the Bugeye - I'm impressed!

LOL I'm still trying to decide if I should drive to Victoria, BC this summer!

Basil
02-25-2018, 08:21 PM
That looks like a fun trip! Bet it was beautiful with all the snow.

GregW
02-25-2018, 10:10 PM
Wish I'd known you were traveling AZ. I would have suggested Goldfield. Turns out I photographed a ghost when I was there in October.
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Basil
02-25-2018, 10:27 PM
Wish I'd known you were traveling AZ. I would have suggested Goldfield. Turns out I photographed a ghost when I was there in October.


The other day I was scanning some old prints. One was this one of a funeral home in the town where I grew up! (really). Look! You can see a ghost in the pine tree on the left!

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Boink
02-25-2018, 11:31 PM
We were in Palm Springs with friends for about a week. Then flew to Phoenix and stayed with friends in Fountain Hills for a few days. Then it was down to Tombstone, and staying in Bisbee. Then back up to Tucson to stay with a cousin. Then up to the south rim of the Canyon... and then back to Phoenix to fly home.
The weather turned pretty cool by their standards (though Palm Springs and Joshua Tree was perfect if cool for them).
Yes, the Grand Canyon had a unique beauty in the snow... and, if nothing else, there were few visitors.

GregW
02-26-2018, 08:12 AM
Look! You can see a ghost in the pine tree on the left!
That looks like the film didn't advance completely and you double exposed on the funeral home image.

Basil
02-26-2018, 08:43 AM
That looks like the film didn't advance completely and you double exposed on the funeral home image.
I think two prints were just stuck together and the image of the man transferred into the other print.

PAUL161
02-26-2018, 10:33 AM
Looks like a real ghost to me! Was this taken around Halloween, :devilgrin: bet it was, that's when they sneak out and getchya! :highly_amused: Neat picture. PJ

GregW
02-26-2018, 10:55 AM
Oct 20th around 7:45AM. Town was fairly abandon at that time. I was the only "guest" there.