Monday, April 14, 2014

Goulding's Trading Post & Museum in Monument Valley

MQTlogoa A My Quality Time walkabout Goulding’s Museum for Our World Tuesday

Goulding's Trading Post is a lodge, trading post, and museum located just north of the Arizona–Utah border, adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley. Harry Goulding introduced director John Ford to Monument Valley where he shot several of his classic westerns. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1980 …From Wikipedia

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Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park.. Navajo Name: Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii  READ MORE


Goulding’s Trading Post Museum is comprised of several different areas.  The first is the ‘Trading Post Bull Pen’, The Ware Room, The Josef Muench  Room,The ‘Movie  Room, and  The ‘Living Quarters.’ READ A LOT MORE






“DinĂ© Bikeyah, or Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. This vast land is unique because the people here have achieved something quite rare: the ability of an indigenous people to blend both traditional and modern ways of life. The Navajo Nation truly is a nation within a nation.”





A Must for John Wayne fans




“The Code Talker's served in all six Marine divisions from 1942 to 1945 and have been credited with saving countless lives. The Code Talker's primary job was to transmit information on tactics, orders and other vital battlefield information via telegraphs and radios in their native language.”




Goulding’s Lodge is located on the west side of Hwy 163 directly across the highway from the road that leads to the entrance of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. One could think of Goulding’s as a hub with:: campground, museum, restaurant, gift shop, grocery store, gas station & convenience store with a food court, car wash, and Laundromat, and an airportCheck This Out For More Info…..  Next, a different kind of “Code Talker”

fg “Run Forrest Run” Did you know Forrest Gump’s computer password is 1 Forrest 1….




“The ‘Living Quarters’ is  upstairs and has been restored as closely as possible to how the Goulding’s home appeared in the late 1940’s and early 50’s.”

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Gouldings Lodge & Trading Post ~ Monument Valley




mexicanhat Thanks for stopping by. Linda and I hope you enjoyed your visit.. While visiting the museum (which I would do again) we didn’t stay or dine at Goulding’s. Hopefully another time.. A little farther down the road::

DSC_0296  To Learn more check out this previous post:: Western Trip: Monument Valley, Valley Of The Gods, Moki Dugway.. A Photo Journey

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John Wayne Toilet Paper::::

Back in the days of cowboys and Indians, toilet paper had just been invented. An Indian, unaware of the new invention, was amazed when he saw a cowboy using it out in the woods. Instead of scalping the cowboy, he offers to let him live if he tells the Indian where he can get some toilet paper. And the cowboy told the Indian about a trading post in the middle of the forest.
The next day, the Indian was looking over the different types of toilet paper and asked the clerk how much the “Soft and Gentle” was.“That'd be $2.50,” said the clerk. “Too much,” mumbled the Indian, “how about the 'Gentle'?” “That one's $2,” answered the clerk. “Still too much,” complained the Indian, “anything cheaper?” “Welllll,” replied the clerk, “We do have a generic kind.” “What generic mean?” asked the Indian. “It means it doesn't have a name, and it's only 50 cents.” “Me take that,” said the Indian.
The next day, the Indian returns to the trading post and tells the clerk, “Me have name for generic toilet paper.” “Oh,” says the clerk, “what's the name?” “Me call it John Wayne... it's rough, tough and it take no crap from Indian.”

Things to do in Monument Valley


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Western Skies & Theodore Roosevelt for Skywatch Friday

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“The entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park NORTH RIM is located 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67; the actual rim of the canyon is an additional 14 miles south. Jacob Lake, AZ is located in northern Arizona on Highway 89A, not far from the Utah border. Grand Canyon lies entirely within the state of Arizona.” READ MORE


“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” 
Theodore Roosevelt


“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”  Theodore Roosevelt


“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”  T.R.

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“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”  T.R. ( I’ve tied a lot of knots in my life)

DSC_0114 “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.” T.R. (Isn’t that the truth)



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eagleframed Thank you for visiting “My Quality Time.” To view beautiful skies from all over the world check out Skywatch Friday

MQTlogoa Western Skies & Theodore Roosevelt for Skywatch Friday

F.Y.I.::: Why was Teddy Roosevelt mean to horses?He was a rough rider!

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Gunfighters or those Who Died With Their Boots On.. A Walkabout Tombstone’s Boot Hill Graveyard

MQTlogoa  The plot features the graves of Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury; the three men who were killed during the famed Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

This is a :: Our World Tuesday post.


Might as well take the Stage out to Boot Hill


Q: Why did the bowlegged cowboy get fired? A: Because he couldn’t keep his calves together!


“Boothill... Boothill...So cold... so still...
There they lay side by side,the killers that died,
in the Gunfight at O.K. Corral.”


“Because of the many violent deaths of the early days, the cemetery became known as Boothill Graveyard.  It is possibly a true symbol of this roaring mining town of the early 1880s.  Buried here are outlaws with their victims, suicides, and hangings, legal and otherwise, along with the hardy citizens and refined element of Tombstone's first days.”  READ MORE



"Contrary to the popular understanding, early territorial lynching did not flow from an absence or distance of law enforcement but rather from the social instability of early communities and their contest for property, status, and the definition of social order."[


Check out this Slide Show and essay on “Lynching's in the West, Erased From History and Photos.”


“Back in the Old West three Texas cowboys were about to be hung for cattle rustling. The lynch mob brought the three men to a tree right at the edge of the Rio Grande. The idea was that when each man had died, theyd cut the rope and hed drop into the river and drift out of sight They put the first cowboy in the noose, but he was so sweaty and greasy he slipped out, fell in the river and swam to freedom. They tied the noose around the second cowboys head. He, too, oozed out of the rope, dropped into the river and got away. As they dragged the third Texan to the scaffold, he resisted, "Please! Would yawl tighten that noose a little bit? I cant swim!"


The countryside as seen from Boothill…


and remember::



DSC_0031 Thanks for stopping by.. Maybe next time I’ll introduce you to some of “the ladies of the night”

You might enjoy:

1. Silver in the Tombstone Hills

2. Fairbank A Ghost Town Of The Old West…Arizona…..

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Funny or Not::::



When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave.


Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear... to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."


He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling." So the magistrate kept listening, "There's the Seventh... the Sixth...the Fifth..."


Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate. He stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about. It's just Beethoven decomposing...!!!


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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Health Issues Funny Of The Day….

MQTlogoa Came in an Email:::

doctorYou have a lot of boring health issues,so I’m prescribing medical marijuana for myself.”

OLDMAN Have a great day………….

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