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Two Important Elements of Utah Culture

On Sundays, I like to eat at the “El Mexsal” restaurant in Provo.  It is a great place to eat.  The food is inexpensive and tasty, and the service is friendly.  I like Sundays, because the customers are mostly Hispanics … Continue reading

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Experiences Building Shade Structures in the Navajo Nation and Uganda

In the Navajo Nation, we have constructed a variety of shade structures/car ports that are designed as rainwater harvesting structures, complete with water storage tanks. Because many Navajos don’t have piped water, these structures reduce the need to haul water … Continue reading

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Interesting Sites In the Northern Navajo Reservation

Over the weekend, my family and I visited two fun locations in the Navajo Nation. Just south of Montezuma Creek UT, near Gothic Mesa, is a site full of phantasmagorical geological formations, similar but more imaginative than those in Utah’s … Continue reading

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Fun Times Installing Playground Equipment on the Navajo Nation

Last week (Oct 2015), we made a fun trip to the Navajo Nation.  On Wednesday, we worked with Emmanuel Mission School located near the Sweetwater Chapter House in arid northeastern Arizona.  The school (K-12) had asked for assistance in making … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment Installed in Northern Navajo Country

Last week, a friend and I installed playground equipment at 3 separate locations on the northeastern edge of the Navajo Nation.  The first was at a preschool in Montezuma Creek, Utah.  There we installed a domed-shaped, monkey-bar set that we … Continue reading

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“On the Road” to the Scenic Cove Chapter, Navajo Nation

The Navajo city of Shiprock, which sits astride the San Juan River, is an arid, dusty community located in the northwest corner of New Mexico.  Its namesake is a majestic volcanic monolith (neck)  located just to the west.   Shiprock … Continue reading

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More Swing Sets for the Northern Navajo Nation

Last week, a friend and I (with the help of locals) installed and repaired swing sets in the northern Navajo Nation. On Monday, we assembled and installed a 4-seat, double-wide swing set at a small park located adjacent to the … Continue reading

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