Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019: Picture of the Day ~ Waterpocket Fold

Hi Everyone!
Well, I'm in Vegas.  
I have internet, at least at the D where we're staying.
However I can't access any of my new photos.
I think my computer is balking at the 112,000+ photos and 600 videos I have on it.

So I shall choose an old photo.

Waterpocket Fold
Over Capitol Reef, Utah, U.S.A.
July 23,  2019
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved

Why this one?
Because it is a photo of the crown jewel of Capital Reef National Park in Utah.

I flew over it flying to Vegas on July 23, 2019.
That would be west.  
My eyes just about bugged out of my head at the sight.
This is the defining geological feature of an incredible national park:
The Waterpocket Fold!

We flew over it again yesterday on our way to Vegas,
but I can't share a new photo.
It was every bit as magnificent!

It's a warp in the Earth's crust that extends for nearly 100 miles
(160 kilometers) and running north south in direction.
The terrain is rugged, and roads only cross it in a few places.
The one and only paved road crossing it leads into the park.
And OMG, it's drop dead gorgeous for anyone who loves rocks like I do!!!

People in the area for a couple of hundred years have called 
any rugged rocks that impede travel (by wagon or car) a "reef."

I will do a later post on the Waterpocket Fold when I get home ~
after I get a new computer,
and likely after I have cataract surgery in October.

Meanwhile I am having a blast in Vegas!
Why do I love Vegas so much?
Because I have time for me with nothing I must do!
Time ~ my favorite thing!!!!!

Terry, my brother Roy, my s-i-l Sue, our friends Dave and Little Lar
had an epic five hour session of black jack last night.
I laughed and cheered so much with everyone that I have a croaky voice today.
Three hours of sleep don't help either!

So I was out on Fremont Street this morning photographing 
the construction of the new canopy for better light shows.
I got great photos, but of course I can't load them.

So I'll leave you with an old photo I took in July.

Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
July 24,  2019
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved

I'll try to get around later to visit.
I've got to meet everyone shortly!
Take care!  Have a good one!  Hugs to all!

For Map Lovers Like Me:
Location of Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Location of Fremont Street

Location of Fremont Street

The Fremont Street Experience Canopy


  1. Vegas sure must have a street named after you by now, as you go there so much haha Did they win big on their black jack session? Your computer may be cranky with that many pics, but oh well, it should deal with it haha Hope you enjoy away and don't lose any pay.

    1. Hi, Pat! I've been trying to access my blog for two days with no success. Both via my computer and phone. I could see it, but not post a comment on it. Argh. So far, I'm still ahead for the trip ~ haven't lost any pay. Always a good feeling! I hope that your overtime has eased a little and that you are enjoying your weekend! Hi to the kitties! Take care!

    2. Test worked indeed. Yep, no more overtime, just babysitting the poop machines while Cassie goes about her business and Orlin gives them the evil eye.

  2. We know where to find you!
    That is a fascinating rock formation.
    Think it's time to organize some photos and videos...

    1. Hi, Alex! Sorry I haven't responded until now, but I haven't been able to post comments on my blog for two days. I am working on my photos and videos, but it is a slow process ~ LOL. I'm currently working on my Pompeii and Herculaneum pictures, from a visit and museum exhibits. But my computer is most unhappy! Hope your writing is going well! Can't wait to read your next book! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  3. Our Grandson will be so interested in this, and next year his Master's thesis.. guess what it would be if he lived over there. Fascinating photo. Enjoy every day, new computer and new eyesight too.XXX

    1. Hi, Jean! Sorry I'm just getting back to you now. The internet setup in downtown Las Vegas is giving me fits! Geology is a wonderful major, and I am excited for your grandson. I've been having so much fun here, and it's extra special because I get to enjoy Vegas with my brother Roy, s-i-l Sue, and some friends. Lat night I had to crash and sleep for over eight hours. I was so tired. I still haven't recovered my voice ~ very croaky. But that's fine; I'm overexercising it with fun. I hope that you and Hugh are enjoying a lovely weekend; and hopefully the renovation is almost done or finished. Take care!

  4. My husband won't let me store images on our new laptop. They have to stay on the external hard drive.

    Have a great time in Vegas. We hope to return there in 2021 for our 30th wedding anniversary. (It's where we went for our honeymoon.)

    1. Hi, Diane! Sharing a computer would make me nuts! Also my husband! Kudos to you and your husband if you can make sharing work! We're having lots of fun, but then we always have fun in Vegas. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! So far, both Terry and I are ahead. Always a good thing! I hope that you and your Rare One are having a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Adam! You and Daisy have fun this weekend!

  7. image is exquisite dear Louise :)

    of course you need rest first but i bet this fun night will saty in your memories forever :)))
    business hardly give us time to spend some time leisurely and i am glad that you enjoying it
    i love rock and i find such interesting formations of rock so fascinating ,glad you shared these one :)
    i am sorry about pc problem mine was also about to blast(i think suitable word) with pics we used to keep in it and then he went off ,no one could restart it with window 10 but then one guy whom all underestimated installed the window 7 and it is working till today with caution ,no use just blogging and let'us see when he takes the last breath fortunately we transferred all images in u s b devices
    best of luck with new purchase and lots of prayers for your optical surgery
    hugs and love back to you too
    have fun :)

    1. Thanks, Baili! You're smart to back everything up on your computer. I have everything backed up too, especially my photos and writing. As soon as I get home, I'm off to the Apple store. I can't postpone this any longer. I'll be glad when my cataract surgery is behind me. It's not so much the surgery; it's the not being able to do anything for at least two weeks after, like lifting and moving heavy things. No such luck with cooking and laundry ~ I'll be able to manage those ~ LOL Hugs and love to you always! Enjoy your time with your husband and sons!

  8. You wild, world traveler, Louise. You are always up to something happy. I saw the Goodyear Blimp twice this week. First, I saw it in the distance when I was driving home. A couple of hours later I was in the backyard with the dogs and it floated over us. That may seem like a small thing to some people, but I get excited pretty darn easily. I am still pissed off because years ago my ex-husband and my daughter saw the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on the road and a couple of years later X saw it again. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE WIENERMOBILE IN PERSON AND IT IS KILLING ME. Oh, well. My tombstone will say DIED BECAUSE OF NO WIENERMOBILE IN HER LIFE.


    1. LOL, Janie! I'll add insult to injury and tell you that I have seen the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, but I can't remember where. That's going to make me crazy trying to remember. I distinctly remember the first time I saw Goodyear Blimp though. I had just moved to Orange County, California after marrying my husband. It floated over our small interior courtyard, and I thought aliens had arrived in a space ship (for the first 8 or 10 seconds). Scared the hell out of me on a very primal level! Smash Mouth is doing a free concert on Fremont Street tonight. They are doing a sound check outside our hotel, and I can here everything. That means that it will be almost impossible to move on Fremont Street tonight. It will be crazy. I do hope that you will bet to see the Wienermobile!!! Hugs and love to you!

    2. I remember liking Smash Mouth, though I can't tell you the titles of any of their songs. I don't think I will ever see the Wienermobile (you see if that's my attitude then it will be even more exciting if I do see it). The first time I saw the Blimp it floated over our house in Brier, Washington. I was so excited. Probably about 26 years old. It was the first house we owned and I still miss it.

  9. I've been to Vegas twice and enjoyed every second there.
    Do have a good time, I will be thinking of you and recalling my own memories.


    1. Thanks, Yvonne! We've been having fun! We've been here at various times with each of my sisters, so it's so much fun to be able to be here with my brother Roy and s-i-l Sue. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! Sending you a big hug!

  10. I am so happy you have such a great time in Vegas! My oldest brother goes there every year! I have only been there once! Big Hugs!

    1. Oh, Here's your comment. Looks like I just erased my reply. LOL!

  11. I also get really excited when I see amazing landmarks from the plane window. It irritates me when I don't get a window set, then the person who does shuts the blind for the whole flight.

    It sounds like you had a fabulous time in Vegas. I'll look forward to your updated photos once you get them uploaded. It's been 3 years since I've been on Freemont street, so I'm interested in seeing the updates that have taken place since my liast visit.


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