Day 1 of captivity
Trapped at the in-laws! 78 degree weather every day, endless food, drink, and
satellite TV. Waking up
between 9 and 10am every morning. Brutal.
Forced reading in the exercise yard.
Then I had to leisurely read my book in the sunshine on the courtyard each morning until I fell asleep in
my chair....always under the steely gaze of the prison Doberman.
On the second day we went to go visit the tent rocks. I heard they were interesting,
but I didn't know they would be dome-shaped tents!
Seeking the way
Here we see our guide looking for the trail. "I think there is a bridge here somewhere..."
David and I, our throats burned dry, for just a taste of water...
How good our we? We planned to hike in the desert, and ended up hiking around a beach!
This guy went slowly paddling by under us.
I think that is Tetilla peak in the background (*giggle*).
A brief rest
We were tired and the multiple rattlesnake bites were starting to smart.
Back to the Desert
We filled our vegan water skins and headed back into the desert.
Another day, another mountain
Put another notch on the old walking stick.
Amazing the Women-folk
Our tales of adventure are always a treat for those doily-knitting
Mostly made by Rebecca
Made by ME!
No need to fear the coyotes when you have Jax along!
In the Arroyo
Sun coming up over the pinon and cactus
Starting our hike on Forest Loop Road
Its only a road in the loosest since of the word...
Looking for pinon nuts
It was all uphill outward bound.
Ugly scene in a pretty desert scene
I try not to notice as someone throws a tantrum.
Colors of the desert
Getting up into the foothills
Stopping to remove a cactus needle
I stayed home from shopping and was rewarded with getting to meet this little cutie in the courtyard!
Enduring a chorus of "Happy Birthday"
Rebecca shoves her mother along into the restaurant
Best lunch ever?
Rebecca says yes.