Cameron Trading Post
Part of my tour for my family and friends includes a visit to the Grand Canyon and the path to the South Rim goes right by this unique little place. The Historic Cameron Trading Post - For nearly a century the Cameron Trading Post has been a Grand Canyon lodging haven for travelers, traders, vacationers and explorers who come from all points of the globe. The Cameron Trading Post is more than an Indian lodge or Grand Canyon hotel. Established in 1916, the Cameron Indian Trading Post has become a showplace for fine Native American art and Southwest art. Now I will admit if you plan your trip just right – lunch is the thing to do. **** Caution – look around before order – the Indian taco (that is what they call it) is huge. Maybe you can share one but it is worth it – TRUST ME ON THIS!
Another tip from an experienced tourist – set by the window in the back, because you never know what you might see. Birds, lizards and maybe more.
I recently heard this at a seminar and wanted to pass it along. This economy was and still is difficult for many and this is how I feel about it.
“At the end of the day, as I lay my head on my pillow – I know that I gave honest and ethical advice, whether you buy from me or not”.
What say you? Do you give advice and does it help to get future business? I think it does but lets get some comments to see how and what you think? To me its not always about the sale, some people need my help and others can it things on their own. To sell or not to sell, that is the question!
To date, the largest known prehistoric insect is the dragonfly Meganeura monyi. It existed over 280 million years ago. Fossil remains were found in Commentry, France. When measured, the wingspan was a whopping 2 ft. 3.5 inches.
The loudest insects are male cicadas, which can be heard about a quarter of a mile away.
The insects with the biggest nests are termites.
There were three plagues mentioned in the book of Exodus in the Bible which were caused by insects - lice, flies, and locusts.
It takes 48 hours for a cockroach to digest its food.
Just north of Flagstaff is the Sunset Crater Volcano - Sometime between 1040 and 1100, a series of eruptions—the only eruptions in the Southwest indisputably witnessed by local peoples — brought the dormant San Francisco Volcanic Field back to life.
Cave-like lava tubes and cracks in the lava flows serve the needs of insects, spiders, lizards, and rodents. Bats also inhabit some of these spaces, flying out at night to feed. Birds, given their ability to fly freely between nesting and feeding sites, can be seen – and heard – throughout the monument. Among them are Steller’s jays, pinyon jays, black-chinned hummingbirds, white-breasted nuthatches, ravens, and crows. Golden eagles and several species of hawks watch from above. But the monument is surrounded by pine forests which provide foraging habitat for mule deer, elk, pronghorn, bobcat, and coyote, and are home to a variety of small mammals, including the Abert squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and porcupine.
Insects are incredibly adaptable creatures and have evolved to live successfully in most environments on earth, including deserts and even the Antarctic. The only place where insects are not commonly found is in the oceans.
The blood of insects is yellow.
A botfly is known to fly at a speed of 1300 km/hr, which makes it faster then an aircraft.
A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn in a day.
The oldest known insect on Earth is the cockroach. Cockroaches date back 350 million years ago.