Independence Day in Williams

July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July to all of our family and friends!!!

Wow, we’ve been camping in national forests since May 17 (a little over six weeks). Having to break camp, move to another camp area, and setup again is becoming an event I don’t look forward to. It’s a lot of work. Irrespective, we’ve been enjoying phase I of the journey. Having mentioned phase I, I should explain... I break our journey into four phases:

  1. Camp while we search for and buy our future acreage.
  2. Move onto our land, erect our yurt for a more roomy and semi-permanent residence, and prepare the land for the construction of our Arched Cabin in late October.
  3. Construct the cabin to the point of being “closed in.”
  4. Finish building out the interior of the cabin so that we can occupy it.

We’re nearing the end of phase I and looking forward to starting phase II with much excitement.


An Old West Independence Celebration


Given that our 14 day limit at our last camp site was up, Judy and I decided to book a hotel room for three days to enjoy the Independence Day festivities of Williams. Having participated in the first of what we hope will be many observances of the fourth in Williams, the following stood out to us:

  • The town holds on to the rich culture of the historic old west.
  • If you tried to burn the American flag here, you’d likely get shot.
  • There is a strong sense of community.


Without further adieu, here is a short photo essay I shot of the Williams Independence Day celebration, 2017. Enjoy and please feel free to comment below.

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