Destinations, A Wild Ride and Johnny Reb.

While reviewing blogs posts for Destinations, a collection on Haw Creek of descriptions, reviews and photo or video tours of interesting places, primarily in the United States, I came across a couple of interesting videos.

Jason and Nikki Wynn of Gone with the Wynns are, in their own words, a “quirky couple who traded in everyday life to satisfy their wear-out-your-shoes sense of adventure.”

In Virginia City, Nevada, Nikki took a ride with Gary Teel.

The Wynn’s post on Yuma Territorial Prison triggered a memory of a television show from my childhood.  The Yuma prison was featured or mentioned in many books, movies and TV shows over the years, but the show I remembered was about a person, Johnny Yuma, The Rebel, not the prison.This episode, from 1959, was the series première.

For me, as a seven-year-old, the show was a shoot-em-up western with a twist.  I knew about the civil war, I suppose, but didn’t really appreciate the context in this show .  Now, at sixty-two, with considerable reading on the impact of our civil war, I have a deeper appreciation of the time the show is set in  and the background of the character.

It was interesting to see Dan Blocker in a more sinister role than that of  “Hoss” Cartwright.

 

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  • Alan G Apr 21, 2014

    That stage coach ride looks like it would have been a hoot! Not sure how comfortable I would have felt with some of those drop offs though!

    “The Rebel” was one of my favorites. Passed Nick Adams in the Honolulu International Airport on my way back from Vietnam. I spoke but he didn’t. But he never was one for talkin’ much was he? 🙂
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    • Mike Apr 21, 2014

      I’m fine with drop-offs like that if I’m driving, but I don’t know about it on a stage-coach moving fast.

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