West.

March 10, 2013 § 2 Comments

“This has been a delicious day, the kind whose taste lingers long after it ends, whose memory even months later activates all your senses.  Good food, good conversation, spectacular scenery and vivid experiences.  The hot sun to warm your back, a cool river to escape into and the luxury to enjoy hem both.  Simple pleasures.  Trails to explore, mountains to climb, vistas to view and good companions to share them with you. A day, like the surroundings, that will remain frozen in time.” – Dayton Duncan

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Worthington Peak NV

Worthington Peak NV

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/worthington-peak-nv-beta-t50117.html

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Dream, desire, myth. Once the seed of a dream was planted in a person’s mind, it grew – to desire, desire to myth – until reality intervened and cut it down, only to have the seed of another dream take its place:  a crop rotation of hopes.” – Dayton Duncan

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Worthington Peak

Worthington Peak

http://lvmc.org/webpages/newsletters/1207ascender.htm

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“The West, as an American symbol, has always been a place of freedom, where Americans can be themselves, free from the superficial demands placed on them by society….the existence of a Western frontier and the concept of Manifest Destiny is what separates the United States from the experiences of all other countries.  It created our view of ourselves, and other nations’ views of us…” – Dayton Duncan

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40 acre ranch nv

40 acre ranch nv

http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-ACRE-NEVADA-RANCH-W-MINERAL-RIGHTS-CORNER-LOT-ADJOINS-BLM-LAND-NO-RESERVE-/170982838212

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While touring America in the 1830’s, Alexis de Tocqueville was struck by several phenomena he described as uniquely American.  One was the propensity to form groups for nearly every possible purpose.  “Americans of all ages, all conditions and all dispositions, constantly form associations,” he wrote in Democracy in America.  “As soon as several of the inhabitants of the United States have taken up an opinion or a feeling which they wish to promote in the world, they look for mutual assistance; as soon as they have found each other out,they combine.” – Dayton Duncan

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http://www.visitusa.com/nevada/mountains/index.htm

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§ 2 Responses to West.

  • Love those long, straight roads…….

    • southwestdesertlover says:

      Hi Chrissie, it’s so nice to “see” you today. :^) Those roads just accentuate how jaw-droppingly huge the horizons are out there, don’t they? Virtual hug across the digital tundra – and and big kiss on Dixie’s chops and one of Wyatt’s Scoobie snack treats!

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