Imagine yourself cruising along the highway without a care in the world. You’re on an epic relaxing vacation, unencumbered and fancy free. You look up at a sign and notice you’re on “Carefree Highway“. Immediately Gordon Lightfoot begins to sing and you can’t help but share the song with your family, much to their dismay.
Carefree highway, let me slip away on you
Carefree highway, you seen better days
The morning after blues from my head down to my shoes
Carefree highway, let me slip away, slip away on you
If you’re a fan of the song, you’re welcome. If you’re not, you might need to get used to it, it’s catchy isn’t it? What I learned, if you didn’t already know, is that Gordon Lightfoot wrote this song about a failed affair with a woman named Anne. We learn the oddest stuff while travelling… take for example that the type of limestone found at Montezuma’s Castle is unique to only that area and is found no-where else in the world. Or how the first non-natives that discovered the dwellings couldn’t believe they were created by Native American’s so they assumed it was made by the Aztecs, hence the name. They of course grossly underestimated the capabilities of the local people in more ways than one.
More about Montezuma’s Castle
Our visit to Montezuma’s Castle was fantastic, we were treated to not only the usual walk around and photo op but we also got to hear a presentation by one of the National Park Staff. The talk was great, and without spoiling it for anyone who might go see it themselves, the presentation gave us great insights into the success and innovation of the people who lived there. They had the resources to bring trade from very distant lands. One thing I loved about it was how the speaker did a great job of relating the human experience to modern times, teaching us all an important lesson about humanity.
Michigan Manufacturer Dealer Cars Spotted on I17
We saw about 8 cars with black and white stickers obfuscating the lines and contours in the mountains on I17 today. They had black tape covering the emblems and I was unable to determine the exact make and model but we did manage to get a picture of one of them. Each car had a laptop and tablet PC on the dash, so there was some testing/proving going on for sure. Every car had a trailer hitch installed also, not in use when we observed them anyway. They all had Michigan Manufacturer plates. Here is a pretty low quality picture if anyone wants to have a go at what they are:
Highlights and Insights of the Day
- The houses in Arizona North of Phoenix almost blend into the surrounding landscape.
- Never under estimate ancient people’s capabilities.
- Multiple Monitor withdrawal is a first world problem of mine. (14″ Laptop for a month, ahhhh!)
We’re going to rent a boat of some kind Sunday, in the meantime I hope all is well with you. Thanks for following our story!