- the adventure continues!
Spud returned to his favourite state
in June of 1999 to venture out and see more of what the great state
had to offer. The first stop on the agenda was a sojourn to Sedona
to see the amazing red rock formations. Cathedral rock was a favorite.
From there, the tuber headed east toward
the Petrified Forest; a national park area that is home to countless
trees that have been turned to stone over the course of millions of
years. The amazing colour of the trees coupled with the barren, alien-like
landscape was truly a sight to behold.
The contrasts of Arizona are incredible
- each region of the state has something entirely unique and appealing
to anyone's taste. Spud was completely overwhelmed with it's beauty
and decided to enquire about purchasing some land. Always a fan of the
desert landscape, he decided to buy in the south amidst the grandiose
giant Saguaros. He met with a fellow local to the area that agreed to
sell Spud a couple of acres just north of Tucson. Papers were drawn
up and signed, money exchanged and the deal sealed with a handshake.
Unfortunately, Spud was in for a rude awakening.
When he went to file the deed with the local land commission, it turned
out that the land was owned by the Navajo Indians and could not be sold!
Spud was out 30 grand and didn't have a thing to show for it!
He should have known better than deal with a cactus - everyone knows
their a bunch of pricks!