The new BBC programme reminded me that some of the slides I have been scanning have been of a trip to the south west of the USA. Although, if I won the lottery I would rather live a bit further north, in Oregon, I loved the area. It was as impressive and beautiful as I expected and every day brought new wonders. Of course the Grand Canyon was a must-see and although I had been once before it was still an experience, especially as we stayed on the rim overnight to see the dawn.
My thoughts, whenever I think of the Grand Canyon is what the settlers must have thought when they reached the edge and had to cross it!
Spectacular as it is, I think that the biggest jaw-dropper was a place called Muley point in Utah, perhaps because it was an almost accidental find.
Of course, these documentaries are always disappointing if you know even a tiny bit about the subject and it strikes me that a lot of them are about ten minutes information stretched into an hour. I was hungry for information rather than being subjected to nonsense about golf courses in the middle of the desert. So in case you wondered what the bird was with the lizard in its beak, it was a road runner – beep beep!