Sunday, August 10, 2008

I hate it when stuff like this happens

Wall Arch, one of the most accessible major arches in the Devils Garden area of Arches National Park, collapsed sometime Monday night.
"Not being a geologist, I can't get very technical but it just went kaboom," Chief Ranger Denny Ziemann said. "The middle of the arch just collapsed under its own weight. It just happens."
Wall Arch, located along the popular Devils Garden Trail, was 71 feet tall and 33 1/2 feet wide, ranking it 12th in size among the known arches inside the park. Lewis T. McKinney first reported and named Wall Arch in 1948.
No one reported observing the arch collapse and there were no visitor injuries,
Wall Arch is shown before and after it collapsed in Arches National Park. (Courtesy Arches National Park)
the National Park Service said.

That area has been a favorite of mine since the late sixties.


Had an enoyable evening last night; a sort-of house warming party for some of my relatives. Much good food was in evidence.
For those who like interesting vehicles, scope out my brother-in-law's little item; he and his wife collect Pepsi stuff as a hobby, and this is one of their latest beauties.

There was a bit of rain, but not enough to really get anything wet. We were treated to this however:

You can't see it all, but it stretched completely across the sky; usually you just see half rainbows, but this one covered a full 180º.


Anyone know all of these? Trying to decide my mood from the playlist I assembled this morning. Seems a bit down, doesn't it?

"Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
"Red, Red Wine" by Neil Diamond
"Dark Night" by The Blasters
"Ain't No God in Mexico" by Waylon Jennings
"Independence Day" by Martina McBride
"She's Not There" by The Zombies
"Welcome to My Nightmare" by Alice Cooper
"Sole Survivor" by Asia
"Melancholy Man" by The Moody Blues
"Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins

Here's one from The Blasters; it was part of the soundtrack of From Dusk Til Dawn. It's one of those tunes that is great when you're cruising down the highway at night with the top down.


Kenny said...

I have been in Utah for 30 years and only gone to Arches one time. My loss I guess. Bummer about the Arch. Makes me wonder if the demise my have had some human influance. Good play list.

Hammer said...

I've only been the pink sandstone monuments in I think in New Mexico or southern colorado. Very neat formations but I guess they have to go sometime.

that pepsi way cool. I would love to cruise around town in that.

meleah rebeccah said...

yet ANOTHER kick ass car!

terri said...

I think the Pepsi truck says that this hobby is more of an obsession! Love it!

From the playlist - Martina McBride. She is amazing.

meleah rebeccah said...

you need to add the song "So Happy Together" by The Turtles to one of your play lists one of these days...

please drop by my blog and find out why?

JDP said...

The only thing I remember from that movie is Salma Hayek's Snake Dance.


BobG said...

Anyone who saw the movie remembers Salma Hayek's dance...