Survival in the Desert
For me it's more like thriving in the desert. I had a great trip and I'm back home adjusting to the lack of sunlight and an excess of humidity. I'll be back to more regular blogging in a day or so. I have some photos on my flickr page
if you're interested.
Cindy Sheehan is quite obviously contending with some toasty weather conditions as well as some testy wingnuts. Crawford is not unlike desert climate if I recall correctly. I am happy to see support for her growing by the hour. Ask this guy how tough it is to spend time in the desert sun.
Four days with a broken hip! Jones is recovering from a broken hip and leg suffered when he was thrown off a horse on a ranch near Cotton City Saturday. Leslie crawled slowly through the desert for four days, surviving on rainwater he collected in his cowboy hat and thoughts of his wife and daughter, he said.
Through the years, Jones has seen and heard of people who survive extraordinary circumstances. He remembered hearing about a climber in Utah who was pinned by a 1,000-pound boulder for five days and eventually amputated his own arm.
He never imagined he would be a survivor himself.
Jones’ journey on the ranch was filled with uncertainty and fear. He never knew if each night out in the desert would be his last and his worst fear came true several times — encounters with rattlesnakes.
Let's hope Cindy's encounters with snakes soon find them slithering back to their holes.
posted by Cyndy