The cowboy and I don’t think we could physically handle my turning sixty again any time soon! We’ve had such a great weekend and I am feeling very loved, special and blessed! A surprise party, ATV rides and dinner with family plus phone calls and Facebook birthday messages—turning sixty has turned out not so bad!! But today on my actual birthday we elected to hang out at home and chill—we are both exhausted!
The weather forecast for the Labor Day weekend was not great—much cooler and rain. But Saturday we ignored the forecast and met up with Lonn, Katie & Michael plus John, Laci and Lora Elizabeth. This was Lora’s first time out on an ATV and as her Mom was riding one of the dirt bikes, Lora rode in her car seat strapped in next to Aunt Katie—the driver.
Off we went, as we neared Box Canyon, it began to sprinkle rain and we stopped to don rain gear—thanks Lonn for the fabulous Christmas present!—by the time we got to Box Canyon it started to pour accompanied by thunder and lightening!!! Box Canyon is the trailhead for horses/people heading into the back country and there was a newer horse trailer parked there. Lonn and Michael discovered it had local license plates and was unlocked—we all gathered inside the trailer, sat on the hay bales and waited out the storm which was short lived. Thanks to whoever owns that trailer—it was a lifesaver!
We enjoyed a picnic lunch then headed back down the road. We’ve seen several moose over the years up the Boulder but never one like Mr. Big Moose we saw on the way back to the trucks. The cowboy and I were bringing up the rear—Lonn and the kids had noticed a jeep parked by this pond and a lady sticking her camera out the sunroof but hadn’t been able to spot anything. Just as we neared the sharp corner which skirts around this pond I spotted the moose, yelled “MOOSE” and Michael pulled into the parking area beside the jeep. The people in the jeep had been watching the big guy for about 10 minutes and the moose seemed unconcerned about the paparazzi!!
We had a great day and Lora loved riding in the ATV and being outside. This was Saturday of my birthday weekend—more adventures to come in the next blog with some cool GoPro footage.