Arrowheads and Rock Hunting In Arizona

Written by Steve Gillman

We weren't planning to go rock and arrowhead hunting in Arizona. My wife and I just liked that hotspring inrepparttar desert. It was agood place to escaperepparttar 146729 Michigan winter for a while.

Then we met Felix, an old Mayan Indian living in an old RV. After sharing meals and campfires for a week, he took us intorepparttar 146730 desert to show us ancient metates (grain-grinding stones) and arrowheads. We also found hundreds of beautiful rocks of every type, including Apache Tears, Fire Agate, and various quartzes.

Irina, a nineteen-year-old "rainbow kid," who had been living in her van for months, rode with Felix in his old pickup. We took our van. We spent two hours atrepparttar 146731 first stop. The recent rain had maderepparttar 146732 rocks and artifacts stand out, washing them clean. We were mostly just rock collecting.

Irina and my wife Ana found odd pieces that may have been arrowheads. We found old pottery pieces too, and Felix came back with half of a pot painted with an intricate design. It was probably hundreds of years old. Felix had been inrepparttar 146733 desert for years, and kept seeing things we missed.

Pony Express Ruins

At our second stop, Felix showed us ruins of an old Pony Express station. Unmarked and forgotten,repparttar 146734 grass-and-mud-block walls were still partially standing. I realized we still hadn't seen a single other car. There are some isolated areas in Arizona, and this is one of them. We started arrowhead hunting aroundrepparttar 146735 ruins, because Felix insistedrepparttar 146736 building would have been fired upon by arrows.

Stunning Drakensberg Experience! The Drakensberg Boys' Choir

Written by Brian Kemp

Stunning Drakensberg Experience! The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir

Travelling to South Africa? Well, you’re going to Cape Town, right? And you want to see if you can getrepparttar Big 5? Here’s something that’s better than Cape Town. Better thanrepparttar 146672 Big 5. And it’srepparttar 146673 Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. There aren’t that many things that are unique or world class in South Africa, butrepparttar 146674 Drakensberg Boys’ Choir is one of them.

Thirty-six years ago,repparttar 146675 Drakensberg Boys’ Choir was born. The dream was of a multi-racial, multi-cultural Choir School to rivalrepparttar 146676 Vienna Boys. Not inrepparttar 146677 middle of a history-rich, ancient European city. But inrepparttar 146678 boondocks. In a beautiful, rural, sparsely populated valley inrepparttar 146679 Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The first and only one of its kind onrepparttar 146680 continent.

Doors opened in 1965 torepparttar 146681 first 20 pupils, after John Tungay persuaded his parents, Ronald and Gwen, to dedicate 100 acres of their farm to his proposed school. Todayrepparttar 146682 annual intake is 100 boys between 9 and 15, and auditions are held nation-wide.

Can you think of anything more sublime than crisp, mountain air, majestic mountains, azure skies and natural beauty as far asrepparttar 146683 eye can see, complemented byrepparttar 146684 pure tones of counter-tenor harmony?

The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir tours overseas every year and is internationally recognized as one ofrepparttar 146685 best inrepparttar 146686 world. And they aren’t just holier that thou brats either – after hours they’re into rapids tubing, abseiling and Drakensberg hiking. They work hard and play hard.

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