Earlier this week I had a meeting in Phoenix with a colleague, Elsbeth Oggert. She introduced me to an amazing cafe on the corner of Roosevelt and First Ave. Fair Trade Cafe. "The Fair Trade Cafe & Gallery supports sustainable economic independence and fair trade for communities locally and across the globe. We brew only fair trade, organic, great-tasting coffees and espresso." Oh. Yes. It is a quiet, clean, pleasant place patronized by very nice people. Well, they seemed nice. And the people who run it are gracious and efficient. I enjoyed a sandwich that was unusually good. Stuffed with sliced turkey and sprouts and other good things, it was so filling I had to take half of it home. In a sustainable box, of course. Did I mention it has free WiFi? And a very nice bakery case? And best of all, I had an excellent meeting with Elsbeth Oggert. There is so much to learn in the area of Web development.
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My daughter, Shannon, has been climbing/hiking a number of 14ers recently with her faithful Golden Retriever, Sunny. here are some pictures she took or had taken by fellow hikers. Colorado has 54 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet (known as "fourteeners" or "14ers" by locally) — the most of any state. Outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels will find peaks ranging from easy to very difficult, with hiking trails for exploring the state's scenery, wildlife and rugged beauty. The first shot taken about 6:30 a.m. just as the sun is rising: Gray's and Torrey's. The remaining photos are of Shannon and Sunny and another dog. She held the leash while the dog owner shot the picture. And what did Shannon say upon her return? "GREAT hike of both peaks; perfect autumn day...the aspens are changing...beautiful...drove up this morning to Denver and then up into the mountains that way and then drove back through the mountains...nice drive back...but I am BEAT. No kidding.
What a delight to travel to Sedona via Montezuma Well in early August. My brother and I spent quite a bit of time at Montezuma Well along Beaver Creek...the outflow area in particular was very special. By the time we'd gone through everything, I was tired, but hey, I wasn't driving. So we enjoyed our purified water and the car's air conditioner and headed toward Sedona. Spectacular, from every direction. I can't help but think that the people who live in Sedona are very blessed. Rugged, colorful beauty is everywhere. And we also had the special joy of a sky full of fluffy white clouds. We were practically in someone's yard when we photographed this gorgeous hunk of rock. We made perhaps eight or ten stops, and then headed north to the West Fork of Oak Creek. But that's another story for another time.