Friday, August 20, 2010

Then & Now


Four Corners, August 1973.  That makes me 6.  (I'm diggin' my outfit!  And check out those classic cars!)


Four Corners, August 2010.  (I definitely see a scrapbook page here!)

you ever been to Four Corners?  It's where Arizona, Utah, Colorado
& New Mexico meet.  There has been some controversy in the
past couple of years that it's in the wrong spot.  You can read the
Navajo Nations position on it here.  Really, it didn't matter to me that I may not actually be standing on the spot.  I just knew that I had this photo of me as a little girl standing there & I wanted one of me as an adult.

funny, but this little road trip my husband & I took has kind of
unleashed a desire in me that I've never had before.  I've realized
that I spend too much time wishing I'd done something or gone somewhere
& not enough time doing it or going there.  Enough of
that!  I have things to do & places to go!  No more

We have a book at the store for bored husbands to read
while their wives shop called "Weird Arizona".  It's filled with
folklore, tales & stories, as well as some rather odd places in
Arizona.  It's pretty entertaining.  (We don't sell it, you
can find it at Barnes & Noble.)

We've (ok, I've
helped us decide) that we're going to visit all of the places in the
book.  Each & everyone of them that you can reasonably get
to.  I'm taking my book to Kinko's to have the spine cut off &
I'm binding it with a really big springy thing (the word is alluding me
at the moment...but I want the pages to be able to flip all the way
around to the back).  As we visit each of the places in the book,
we're adding our own photos & memories to the pages.  So it's
like a traveling scrapbook!  I cannot wait!  And hey, when the
Arizona book is done, then I want to do this one, too:

Doesn't this sound like fun?


  1. love both photos! what a great idea about the travel book. love to hear
    about all your creative ideas!

  2. Tricia, they make that same book for Texas, too!

  3. I have the Weird Texas book and the Weird US one too! Tricia you can
    borrow them : )
    Kirsten love the photos!

  4. That is really neat! I love the idea of turning it into a scrapbook.
    I'm working my way through the book Daytrips from Phoenix, Tucson, and
    Flagstaff and am putting all my adventures in a different scrapbook and
    commemorating it with a state flag quilt and pins from the places I go.
    (My progress on the quilt is also going to be a scrapbook page)

  5. what - you were blonde?? I'm guessing we have been to a lot of those
    places since that's the kind of stuff we like to do. Greatd idea!!