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Chloride Arizona

Cindy and I went to Chloride the other day, an old mining town founded in 1862 located in Arizona. Not too far from Vegas, about an 80 mile drive. Chloride is a very interesting place, I can definitely see the charm of living there. Isolated but still not too far removed from a larger city like Vegas or Kingman. Plenty of retired people in Chloride. And lots of characters.

Cindy told me about some murals. Just WOW.....painted by Roy Purcell in 1966. He named this work of art "The Journey".
He wrote, "The Journey images from an inward search for self".

Many snakes depicted in the murals. Supposedly there are a lot of snakes in Chloride too. Didn't see any.

The number one supermodel in the world - Chhaya.

Cindy taking pictures.

We talked to some locals. Met a nice lady named Natalie that is part of The Spoiled Doves and also running Yesterdays Restaurant. If you want to spend the night in Chloride you can do so at Shep's Miners Inn. We grabbed a bite to eat at The Prospector, pretty good food at very reasonable prices. Heard that Chloride puts on a great St. Patrick's Day celebration. I was actually quite impressed by this town!
Had a great day with Cindy.

Destination Somewhere

Yesterday while enjoying Sunrise Coffee's delicious latte I looked through some pics of today's photoshoot destination.

The alarm rang at 7 am this morning, it took me about 20 minutes to get out of bed. How is the hair? I used a shampoo and conditioner last night that I have never tried before, Emily gave me a sample starter pack to try. Both her and Stacy love it, it's called Monat. Have you ever tried it before?

I picked up Cindy at 9 30 we stopped at Whole Foods and each got a latte, then we drove about 80 miles to our destination.....somewhere. We had a great time, very interesting place. I loved it. This is towards the end, it was a bit windy and cold but so worth going. Where did we go? Find out tomorrow....I am going to bed now.

Shoot Tomorrow

I have a shoot tomorrow with Cindy. The plan is to go and explore an old abandoned mining town in Arizona and hopefully get some good images. I have not been to this location before so I am looking forward to it. A full day of fun.
Here are some pics of me from previous shoots.....

Photographer Barry Gallegos

Photographer Shutterbug Studio

Photographer Danny McCarty

This Week So Far

This week so far has been busy and hectic. I want rest, rest in my head. I made sure to watch the annual Victoria's Secret show.....let's see. Candice Swanepoel started off the show right, fierce and gorgeous. Her outfit was WOW. She is WOW. I felt bad for the girl that fell on the runway, Ming Xi. Fell in her own hometown while her Mom was watching the show....
The performers were BORING this year. I think that Harry Styles wants to be Mick Jagger. Did you know that Mick is 70 something and recently became a Dad again for the 8th time (that he knows of at least) and his latest girlfriend, a different girl than the newest addition to the clan's Mom, is 23. Confusing? I know.
Anyhow....the girls were beautiful (back to Victoria's Secret) but I think the kissy faces at the end of the runway are becoming a boring. How about a middle finger up instead? Just for fun!? Or a silly face....something different? And some of the girls can't walk, the runway that is. Please practice.

How about some local Vegas news. Some guy robbed the Bellagio and he is still a free man. The amount he got away with is undisclosed but I think it is a safer gamble to rob a casino and get away with you winnings than bet on the tables and most likely lose. Perhaps I should rob a casino too?
Then while I was sitting and watching TV relaxing the other night, Breaking News comes on. A SWAT standoff right around the corner from my house, walking distance. My area is hot, a few years ago that Nowsch kid shot and killed a lady around here, I drove past the location going home that night and the police were putting out evidence markers for bullets.
Since I am also Tati News I got in my car and drove over to the action, took less than a minute. Nothing interesting to report, the area was blocked off with yellow tape and police cars. Meh. Tati News drove back home and went to sleep.

The other night I went over to Roxy's house for glögg, snacks and non stop talking for a few hours.

This was the view on one of the walks today with Chhaya.

I spent this evening with my laptop. Watched a Swedish show.....and now it's bed time. I actually had a rather taxing day today, I am looking forward to sleep and letting my mind and body rest.