Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Flagstaff Confidential

Flagstaff's Monticello

We stayed in Flagstaff at the home of Maya's parents. Her mom and dad are lovely people who live in a home they designed and built on 13 acres of forestland within view of the San Francisco Peaks. Both of her parents are geologists. Ivo specializes in the Grand Canyon and Bärbel is an astrogeologist who studies Mars and other planets. We had good meals and good conversation every evening on topics ranging from religion to geopolitics to women's rights to cooking. One of the fun things about their house in the forest is all the little critters that come to the watering pan and bird feeder on the back patio. Here are just a few photos.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 05/09


marley said...

What a beautiful place to live. Wow!

Cele said...

now that is a truly lovely place, wow. What a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and listen to the quiet.

Janet Kincaid said...

Marley: Flagstaff is a lovely part of Arizona. If I had to live in that state, that's where I'd live!

Cele: The best part of staying there was the peace and quiet. Loved it!

Maya said...

Nice pics. My mom studies more astro bodies than just Mars, FYI. I think that bird with the red head is a finch, but I'm not sure.

Janet Kincaid said...

Maya: I've edited this post to reflect your mom's broad expertise. Meeting your parents was fun.