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Friday, January 10, 2014

A Very Good Desert Day

Early this morning I lit a fire under the cowboy, we grabbed Ms. Emmi and took off for a long walk, 2 1/2 miles in the desert.  It felt great to be back to walking without flannel lined jeans, wool sweaters, wool socks, muck boots, etc.!!!   Sand and sunshine is a whole lot better than a cold wind and snow!IMG_9824This Escapees park borders BLM land and out the back gate are miles and miles of trails such as the one in this photo.  There are signs directing you to points of interest such as “the lonely saguaro” or “inspiration point.” 

Back home, Michael unloaded the ATV’s, I fixed some snacks and we were off again—on the same trails but this time with wheels.  IMG_2927

Lonn, here is your Dad trying to figure out that new GPS!!  We managed to make the darn thing track our route with waypoints but now I need to figure out how do get that map onto my computer like John does!

We rode 15 miles, up the hills, down through the dry washes, and back up the hills.  I’ve got to figure out a secure way to take my bigger camera, the little Canon just doesn’t cut it!


IMG_2935Vulture Peak in the distance.

Back home I decided a trip to the grocery store was in order—the Safeway in Wickenburg was a zoo!  By the time I got home it was time to turn around and leave for happy hour at Mike and Pat’s.  It was a great group—Jerry and Caryl picked up pizzas for all of us and guess who joined us—Al and Kelly—it was so good to see them again!!  We spent an enjoyable time chatting and laughing—the pizza was delicious.   Happy hour over we all spread out to our respective homes and pets.  I’m sure Al and Kelly all the way over in Congress heard Emmi screeching—she is very vocal, this ear splitting, high pitched squeal—letting us know being home alone is just not right!!

Rollie and Gina—were your ears burning tonight??


  1. There are some great ATV/Jeeping trails & roads in the desert a block behind our house. Lots of interesting & scenic stuff.

  2. I am so jealous!!! I would give anything to be out there in the deaert with y'all.

  3. I am so jealous!!! I would give anything to be out there in the deaert with y'all.

  4. Those ATV's sure make it easy to get around the desert and cover a lot of ground that would be difficult to do on foot. Looks like fun too!

  5. Tot haul the quads out and ride those nice desert trails seems like a very nice activity. If we could haul more toys, we would enjoy quading too. The warmer temps sure beat the cold and snow from back home?

  6. The best part of the Safeway is the Starbucks!!! Not a bad store either.

    Enjoy your time exploring:)

  7. Looks like a wonderful day, and love Emmi's ridealong crate! My Akasha used to love to ride up front, between my legs, with her front paws kinda gripping the seat ad leaning back into my chest for stability. We put on a lot of miles that way...

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard


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