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It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
--Alfred Adler

His money is twice tainted: 'taint yours and 'taint mine.
--Mark Twain

If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
--Austin O'Malley

How little we need measures our wealth better than

how much we have.

What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

I admire the truth...if it agrees with my view.

It is not what I have but what I enjoy that comprises my abundance.

Many of us are spared the stress of genius.

Spring in the world!
And all things are made new.
                        --Richard Hovey

This ain't the Waldorf; if it was,
you wouldn't be here.
                                     --Anonymous American

In the exact geographic center of Arizona is a town called Payson. The first town north of that is Pine and three miles north of that is Strawberry, Arizona. It is here that you will find the oldest surviving school house in Aizona. This one-room building is not used for school any more but is kept in good repair. It is a short drive off the main highway through forests and mountains.

This elk in my front yard was photographed by a trail cam.                                                                              Also captured on the trail camera was this visitor.

At the vacation home and nearby Strawberry, Arizona

Mother's Day 2018

He cools off at his home in the mountains...I'm happy any place that is convenient to a library.
Even though I travel with a Kindle and a tablet, I sometimes want a real book when I read.

Bottle Brush blooms in Cave Creek.                                                                                                           Desert Willow flowers

Blue Heron at Green Valley Lake.
People catch trout and panfish; Arizona Game & Fish keeps the lake stocked.

The purple cactus and the rabbit were at home in Cave Creek. The blue heron was in Payson, Arizona.


Woods Canyon Lake
This elk is one of a herd that crossed my yard one day. 


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I shot this from the walk along the cliff in Dunbar, Scotland.
As you can see, it's just steps to the beach.


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About Magnum Travel, Inc.

Investment company Magnum Travel, Inc., was founded in 1978 in Arizona by certified travel counselor Kathy Noltze. Retail travel was its primary business for the first two decades. As the travel industry grew, so did Magnum's prospects in travel-writing, photography, publishing, and various investments. Also growing during this first decade, in leaps and bounds, was the Valley of the Sun. In 1989, Noltze purchased a commercial office building in Cave Creek, Arizona, a few miles from her home, and moved retail operations closer to its international client base.

     Due to advances in technology and staff expertise, Magnum's register of patrons reached beyond US borders. With most business being conducted via email,  a local bricks-and-mortar office became superfluous. In 2005, Noltze sold the commercial building. Magnum evolved into an asset management company as retail operations were phased out  in favor of other corporate activities. The company's base of operations moved to eastern Arizona. Now transactions are conducted wherever high-speed internet is on hand. Most recently, Noltze works from company-owned real estate in Arizona's Rim Country, as well as from her desk in Cave Creek, Arizona.

     The company publishes travel narratives and photo essays and Noltze manages its investments.

This elk seemed to be at home.
This is a Blue Heron that struts around the pier like he owns it.

About Kathy Noltze

A student exchange trip to Arlington, Virginia inspired her life of travel.  Noltze earned an undergraduate degree in public administration by completing courses of study in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Wisconsin and Arizona. While studying and traveling, she clerked for an architectural firm in London, and for companies in California and Wisconsin. She worked for a Mexico wholesale tour company while earning her BS in Arizona.  As a graduate student, she founded an asset management company that now has over four decades of accomplishments.

      Noltze photographs and writes about alluring destinations. Work takes her to major cities in Europe, but less trendy destinations intrigue her. Wales, Pomerania, Bohemia, Luxembourg and Slovakia are a few of the regions through which she treads for company projects and genealogy research. When mercury climbs to 115°+ in the desert, she heads for the mountains of central Arizona.  Britain beckons also and she plods through coastal towns in Wales, England, and Scotland for a sweeping change of environment from the summer desert.   Kathy Noltze is founder and president of Magnum Travel, Inc. She is the author of four books, including Ulao: Footsteps on the Bluff about 19th Century settlers of Ulao, Wisconsin.

      Surrounded by palo verde, saguaros, staghorn cholla and prickly pear cacti, and with bobcats, javelina, and coyotes promenading through her yard, Noltze lives in the Sonoran Desert with her husband and other wild creatures.

This  Blue Heron nests at Green Valley Lake,
a good place to raise eggs.

Wupatki National Monument
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