The Stilo Group, developers from Italy, scrapped plans for a roller coaster to be built at the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. But they still hope to construct luxury homes, a spa and a dude ranch in Tusayan. Read a New York Times article from today's paper here.
No one doubts that Grand Canyon National Park now has to compete with a glass sidewalk that the Hualapai Indian Tribe literally stole from the man who developed that one, and the Stilo Group may be proposing just this sort of ruse.
Go Tusayan! Recall the Stilo puppets! Keep Grand Canyon huckster free!
In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.