Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sedona, AZ

This was a short hike up on top of a plateau that had a breath taking view.  The layers of colored rocks and how clear the visibility was made it a picture perfect day to stop and take some pictures.   The view in the picture is pretty amazing but the 360 degree is something that one must experience on their own because this picture does not do it justice.  It was very windy on top of the Plateau which is why the Traveling Blue Mushroom ingested some rocks before he was able to do any photo shoot to ensure he wouldn't fly away.  Sedona Arizona is kind of a weird tourist trap because a lot of people believe it's part of a healing vortex so their are a lot of bizarre shops in town.  One thing I really did like about Sedona was that they had a light pollution ordinance that restricted street lights as well commercial signs that helped to keep the sky at night well preserved.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wedding - Waukesha, WI

After traveling to several family and friend's events and weddings it is often asked where the Traveling Mushroom is?  So this family wedding was used for the one and only wedding the Blue Mushroom will go to besides maybe his own.  Who doesn't have to or has not traveled to a wedding before?  Like all weddings it was a beautiful wedding and it was nice to catch up with family.  It's unfortunate that Waukesha doesn't have more to offer and there wasn't enough time to stop in downtown Milwaukee.  On that note, what could Waukesha, Wisconsin really offer for a photogenic picture really?  No, seriously the best story that Wikipedia has is, "In August 2010, the singer Ke$ha came to Milwaukee to perform at a concert. On a radio interview, it was suggested that Milwaukees close neighbor, Waukesha, unofficially change its name to "Wauke$ha" for a day. That radio broadcaster, from WRNW, tried contacting the mayor of Waukesha, asking if he would. The mayor did not respond through various means of communication. Later, when Ke$ha was interviewed by that radio broadcaster, he had Ke$ha call the mayor. She offered to have a beer with him if he were to "slip a dollar sign" in it. He declined by e-mail, and the name did not change. Petrie, Joe "Scrima: Singer Ke$ha should rename herself 'Waukesha'" GM today, August 26, 2010." -  I mean seriously, Kesha?
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