Friday, December 14, 2012

Good things

My cousin just posted a video about what he’s been getting up to in Africa. Pretty amazing.

Imagine Water Sierra Leone from John Campbell on Vimeo.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey day

Courtney, Mom, Myself, and a friend Cailey went to Jerome to have thanksgiving dinner with Nikki at her place:


Not pictured – brocolli/chz/potato casserole which was baking during picture time.

A trip to the east

I took a trip this fall to see my friends who live near Washington DC. Chris and Shayla put me up in grand style!


We ate out at a ton of restaurants, sat at home and watched movies, cooked, drank, and generally just had the type of amazing time you have with close friends while on vacation. Some pics -

Fall colors in the Shenandoah's:


We hiked along the Potomac at Great Falls park:

We saw the loch system that used to get river boats past the falls:


And, of course, we went into the city for a bit of the touristy stuff:


I couldn’t have asked for a better break from AZ!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Last weekend a group of us went down to Havasupai. It was a great trip. There were seven of us total, We had two nights in the campgrounds, and two of our days were nice and overcast. We swam in the turquoise waters, we hiked to the major falls, we had fun. I took my little Canon G9 camera, and tried not to worry about photos too much.


Beginning the hike in:


Lil’ Navajo Falls:


We swam in the pool below Havasu Falls:


We hiked to Mooney falls, and tested our mettle on the chains and ladders that you must go down (here’s a video of somebody else doing it) to continue the hike:


And I got a closer look from the top of Mooney as well:


We made it all the way to Beaver falls, where we swam and cavorted in the water, ate a lunch, and hung out for a bit:


Most of use slept in hammocks, which allowed us a great slice of the stellar view at night (this being the only time the little G9 couldn’t get the picture I wanted):


We had a fairly leisurely hike out, stopping at the cafe in the Indian village to eat a breakfast at get some more coffee in our systems. On the hike one of our party caught sight of a little fox lounging in the shade:


And at long last we made it out, for the three hour drive back home, with a great parting view:


For all the pictures, see the Flickr Set Here

Monday, September 10, 2012

Changes and adventures

The big change around these parts is that I’ve asked Courtney to marry me. Hooray! Now for the wedding planning…

A picture, from right after I asked her, while swimming in Phantom Canyon (at the bottom of the Grand Canyon):


So that’s the big excitement. Other than that – I’ve got a hiking trip planned with room mate and friends to go down to Havasu Falls for a few days later this month. Next month I’m going to go out to D.C. to see my best friend again for a week or so.


Excitement abounds!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Still don’t feel like writing.

I’m alive, but not in the literary mood, so here’s pictures. Solar eclipse, St. Louis botanical gardens, fishing with family, fireworks:

Monday, April 30, 2012

It’s that time of year

Kicking back, laying in the grass, living spring.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A day at the track? Not quite.

The lady and I wandered around downtown last weekend and happened upon a whole bunch of european cars doing a run from Phoenix to Flagstaff. I didn’t have my camera handy, and we had plans to go out for lunch, so we decided to mix it up. We headed to Jerome for lunch, and stopped along the way to await the cars on one of the many curves of 89A. Good times!


The new McLaren MP4-12C


A vintage Triumph TR6, of which there were many:


A car totally unknown to me, but with styling that was super retro:


A Jaguar Mark2 looking luxurious:


An Aston Martin V12 Vanquish (a noisy devil!):


A Jaguar E-Type:


A Rolls-Royce Phantom V:


A Jaguar XJ, one of the more modern cars in the lot:


A Lotus Esprit:


A little MG going through the curves:


And the last image of the day, a vintage Ferrari (330 I believe):