I was going to write about Indian Rock Art today, but I ran out of time. So I decided to do a quickie. (And no, for those of you who think that way, it wasn’t that type of quickie.)
I woke up one night in Sedona and heard snorting outside our room, lots of snorting. It was the kind of snorting that made me check the door to make sure it was locked. The next morning, in the light of the day, mind you, I went searching for source. As it turns out, peccaries often make nighttime sorties onto the property of the Arroyo Robles Resort. As a general rule, they don’t eat people.
In the interest of transparency, a peccary didn’t get inside our house. I caught the guy in the photo hanging out in the Mojave Museum of History in Kingman, Arizona. He apparently did want in, however. Fortunately, he was stuffed. So was the bobcat. I don’t think Andy Devine was but he liked to stuff himself. Check out the humongous director’s chair.
The museum was packed full of interesting, and I might add, amusing things, like the sign below.
Outside of the museum I found contrasting murals of vehicles that once traveled over Historic Route 66. The museum sits alongside the old highway. Travelling back in time, which of these vehicles would have been your vehicle of choice?
Or are you the Volkswagen van kind of person? That’s what I drove in the 70s. But I didn’t plaster it with bumper stickers like I found on this vehicle in Jerome. I found “heavily medicated for your safety” rather amusing.
Peggy and Leslie did a little self-medicating at a pub in Sedona. Did it make the world a safer place? I don’t think so. But it did help them find Snoopy up in the rocks.
30 thoughts on “How’d that Peccary Get in the House… Sedona Series”
“As a general rule, they don’t eat people.”—That’s always a quality I look for in the inhabitants of a place I visit. 😉
It’s not an absolute requirement of mine, Carrie, but it is definitely preferable. 🙂 –Curt
I’d have a peccarious sleep with such snorting sounds outside my bedroom:) – ginette
Cute, Ginette. I went right back to sleep. 🙂 –Curt
Tantalising ending! I had a series of battered A35s when I was carrying a lot of sculpture hardware around with me.
Had to look up a battered A35, Hilary. 🙂 –Curt
It’s a funny thing about bumper stickers Curt. People that get beyond 1 or 2 seem to hit the slippery slope and plunge into excess. But they make for interesting vehicles. I love the “Drugs Lead Nowhere, but it’s the scenic route.” ~James
I missed that one: the scenic route to nowhere. Now there is a thought… Or even a name for a book or blog. 🙂 –Curt
What a bunch of weird cool stuff. I just love Sedona. Hey Are you coming to the Burn this year? I sure hope so!
Yes I am. It would be fun to meet you. In fact I am seriously contemplating writing a book about Burning Man. I just published my book on my Peace Corps experience in Liberia, West Africa and need a new challenge. 🙂 –Curt
I’d be driving a ’57 Chevy. Red and white. No bumper stickers, but fuzzy dice would be ok.
And on the radio? This.
I thought I recognized that peccary. Turns out they are also called javelina. Those are tough customers! I’d not want one snuffling around.
I haven’t thought of Andy Devine in forever. Wild Bill Hickok wasn’t my favorite, but I did watch from time to time. Did you know/remember that Andy is mentioned in Jimmy Buffett’s “Pencil Thin Mustache”? Yup. Now, ask me where my car keys are.
Oh — I should add. My dad bought one of the first Mustangs. It was Royal Blue with a white interior. He would let me take it to the library from time to time. 🙂
Whoa, you must have been ‘hot’ stuff driving it to the Library, Linda! 🙂
“Fun, fun, fun till daddy takes the T-bird away.” I drove a 54 Chevy. Belonged to my parents but I was scrambling to put my hard earned dollars way for college instead of a car in high school.
Yes on Jimmy Buffet’s “Pencil Thin Mustache.”
As for peccaries/javalinas, they are noted at times for their bad dispositions.
Curt, schedule the Brink’s pickup. We just bought a copy of your book on Amazon and are looking forward to reading it. Good luck with the sales. ~James
Hey, every $2.99 helps. 🙂 A big thank you James and Terri. Hope you enjoy the stories. They are pretty much written like I write my blog, minus the photos. Sometime this next week I’ll do a blog on the book. –Curt
Glad you clarified that that the peccary in the photo was stuffed. Otherwise it seemed uncomfortably close. I would choose the Corvette, and if I was driving in Sedona, the top would be down. But that VW is pretty remarkable. There’s a “Keep Portland WEIRD” sticker, that I see on every 10th car here. The really dedicated Portlanders will display the sticker upside down, though. 😉
Good thing to keep Portland weird, Crystal. Doesn’t seem to be a problem in my neck of the woods in Oregon. 🙂 The peccary was a bit on the intrusive side. They did a good job of making him ‘real.’ –C
I want the Arizona 66 car – it’s a really snazzy one.
Indeed it is. 🙂
As always, perfect! Made me chuckle, made me laugh and made me smile when I saw my beautiful cousin’s face.
Thanks Alice. She is a cutie. Have to say her cousin isn’t bad either. 🙂
That sure is a mighty big smile on Peggy’s face 😀 Come on, spill the beans about that book…
Peggy has a great smile, grin. Book… The Never Ending Story: final, final corrections are going in today. I had several friends read the beta printed version. It’s amazing how much you can miss, even after numerous read-throughs. Today I am setting up the print on demand option for folks who prefer a printed copy. When will all of this be done. Soon, I hope. 🙂 –Curt
It is scary how much you can miss even with so many checks. Worth the wait – awful when spot something that slipped by. Will need the print on demand instructions as still hopelessly stuck on paper 😉
Submitted all of the print on demand information yesterday. So, maybe a couple of weeks… Curt
*wink* Quickie’s are wonderful….Great Post as usual Curt 🙂
Yes. 🙂 Thanks Slingshot. –Curt