On the Road With WTAFP and Debbie

As some of you know, longtime friends of this blog and of me, WTAFP and Debbie, have been on a tour of Chet land. In Scottsdale they actually had a waitress named Autumn! Can’t get much more Chetish than that (readers of the Chet and Bernie series may recall the recurring character of the same name who works in another corner of the service sector). Two highlights of the trip were the visit to Bryce Canyon (below) and to the Antelope slot canyon near Lake Powell on the AZ/UT border (today’s cover photo). It’s clear they were really moved by the beauty of these sites, which have also made a big impression on me. (A slot canyon modeled on Antelope plays an important role in Bark to the Future.)

WTAFP and Debbie also toured the Sonoran desert and Red Rocks so I’ll best he’s got some saguaro photos! If he sees this post and does have any more photos would he backchannel them to me?

 

7 Comments on “On the Road With WTAFP and Debbie”

  1. Greetings!

    Thanks, Spence, for posting that great picture of WTAFP and Maw, Debbie! The canyons look magnificent! Love that Autumn was their waitress. :^)

    Good day to all!

  2. Thanks for posting the photos. Hope when they settle and have the time, they can submit a little travelogue commemorating their epic tour of “Where’s Chet?’

    Today is not only National Hug Your Cat day and International Corgi day but also National Cheese day. I just picked up some brie yesterday and have some aged provolone in the refrigerator. Saving the cottage cheese and Feta for a little quiche this weekend.

  3. Wowzer! I am stunned by the beauty of those pictures. I’m a bit claustrophobic so not sure I’d be standing inside that slot/canyon for long. Thank you for sharing those pictures of Chet land.

  4. Peter/Spence. Thanks for the nice write up and kind words. I will check photos and send along a couple more of interest including at least one saguaro. I also hope to write up a further travelogue about some of the more memorable aspects of the trip which I will post as soon as I can.

  5. Wow! I saw this photo on Chet’s Facebook page, and commented I couldn’t explore a slot canyon if there were even one wispy cloud overhead, since reading about what happened to Chet in one. I didn’t know then who the picture was of! I did know WTAFP and Debbie were touring sites from C&B stories but did not put 2 & 2 together! Again, WOW! I am so happy to put faces with now familiar names! I echo the refrain that this blog is missing the ability to post pix! Just wonderful! Thanks for posting, OFA!

  6. What a great picture of the two of you! Could only be better if Franklin was sitting in front of you! Can’t wait to hear more.
    Mom and Aunt are on a mini vacation in Little Rock, Arkansas. The weather actually cooperated on the drive (no flight delays). North Texas has been deluged in rain recently. A F3 tornado actually touched down and did serious damage to a neighborhood in north Celina. Luckily, we live in the south part of town.
    In case you are wondering, Mom did not take me on this vaca. How rude!!!

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