Sunday, April 02, 2017

Kingman Back Country

April 2, 2017
   Saw some new country this weekend. Gave a talk yesterday out at the Diamond Bar Ranch, near the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This is in the extreme north of Mohave County, up by Lake Mead. Pretty spectacular vistas out there:

Hualapai vista #1

   On the way home I took a chance and went the back way to Peach Springs (61 miles of dirt road). Paid off with views like these. This is the corridor running south from the Grand Canyon Skywalk. 

Hualapai vista #2

   Never met or saw a car the entire way. To me, that is serenity. 

Hualapai vista No. 3

Of course, if I would have had a flat, I'd still be out there cursing my stupidity. Such is life.

My talk on Saturday at the Diaond Bar, was for the Duncan Family Reunion. Got to hang with some of my Kingman cowboy kin, including my cousin Billy Hamilton, his son, Craig Hamilton, and Craig's son, Chase.  All three first class cowboys. This photo was taken in front of the historic first stone house on the Diamond Bar property, circa 1890s.

Chase Hamilton, BBB and Craig Hamilton

   Working backwards, on Friday afternoon, Dan "The Man" Harshberger and I did a book signing for our book, "The 66 Kid" at the Powerhouse Museum in Kingman. Sold a bunch of books and saw many of our old classmates and friends, including our eighth grade coach, and former mayor of Kingman, Les Byram:

The Les Byram crew: Mickey Campa, Dan Harshberger, Les Byram and me. 

The dude is 88 and still coaching us!

"Grandma was slow, Boze, but grandma was old."
—Coach Les Byram, Kingman Junior High Bobcat basketball coach, 1959-1961

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