A few random pieces of news from the Airstream

Richard Charpentier Arizona, Notes from Rich, Photography, Route 66 6 Comments

The ride back from Oatman to Seligman via Route 66 is a pretty scenic one. Along the way you pass through a small Reservation near Peach Springs. A few neat buildings, and a pretty quiet scene.

In the distance you can make out the Grand Canyon. Boy, that thing is big! You’re a pretty long way from where you can photograph along the rim, but the canyon stretches for quite a way.

As we made our way toward Seligman a search and rescue truck passed us. Shortly after we came to a quick stop. Police and search and rescue vehicles were parked near Route 18, a Reservation road. The traffic was stopped dead, but there were only a few cars. Nobody gave us an explanation, we were finally just allowed to pass on through.

As our ride continued we watched an amazing storm building to our North. Right over the Grand Canyon. Lightening strikes, black bands of rain, the works! Great scene.

I learned last night why the search and rescue vehicles were meeting up at Route 18. A major rescue effort was under way! More than 100 people were evacuated due to flooding in the Grand Canyon. Wow! My scenic view was someone else’s scary moment!

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Update

The photo walk planned for August 23rd in Prescott is right on track. We’re now up to 42 signups. Several folks have mentioned they might not be able to come, but they’ve signed up to be sure. Still, 42 is amazing if you ask me. Glad to have everyone along.

No pressure. Taking 42 folks around Prescott. I think we might be a little conspicuous. Ah well, it will be fun, and I’m looking forward to meeting other local photographers as well as a few from out of town! ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ll be meeting up at the Sharlott Hall Museum, 8:30 a.m. I would have liked to do it a little earlier, but I suspect 8:30 will be early enough for some folks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Limited Edition Web Series

I got quite a response yesterday to the limited edition web series. Thanks all. I’ll be getting things into the mail this week.

For those who hadn’t seen the post, I’m offering 5 new favorite shots to web readers for a short time. Once I wrap up selling the prints here they’ll end up in Ian Russell’s Gallery. Check them out, and if you’d like, round up your own set. ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments 6

  1. Richard,
    It’s good you change webservers… I haven’t been able to leave a comment on your old blog for weeks. every time I tried it took me to some pretty weird pages that were under digital rv name, but definitely not yours!
    Anyway, the photos are getting better all the time, thanks for sharing them, and I will update my link to your site tonight.
    Hope our paths cross some day… we hang out in Arizona in the winters and love Jerome, and Prescott too.
    Cheers, Mark

  2. Wait…maybe “My scenic view was someone elseโ€™s scary moment!” would be a better name for an autobiography ๐Ÿ™‚

    And the reason we didn’t know what was going on with all the Search and Rescue was because you did. not. roll. down. your. window. and ask the guy…you just zipped the scooter on through the road block and news cameras… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Mark,

    Glad to have you back! Sorry about all the other site issues. I got hacked really good, the hosting company was of no help, the database issues there were stunning. Hackers actually got into the databases, and not just mine!

    Pop through Prescott sometime, I think I’ll be here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks Wandrin! It also tells you why the recent flood in the Canyon happened. A friend was actually camping there and had to be evacuated due to the flood.

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