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Monday, March 28, 2016

A Ride To Palace Station

Our Easter weekend was spent visiting with friends—Jane and Rich live in Wyoming and before we all started traveling to Arizona for the winter months we would meet in Red Lodge, MT for Easter brunch every year.  The last 2-3 years it just hasn’t worked out and we’ve missed that tradition.  Well, this year we were once again all together enjoying a wonderful brunch/lunch at Nichol’s West in Congress.  The weather over the weekend was perfect for sitting outside and talking.  We also did a lot of dog walking in the desert!

Today the cowboy and I headed up the Yarnell hill with the rest of the ATV gang to Wagoner Road.  Tom was going to show us some beautiful country—mountains, flowing streams, tall trees and some wildlife I could have done without! Smile 

IMG_4697It’s another world up there on the mountain—tall trees, evergreens, water and one of our favorites—manzanita trees—the trees with red bark.  We even spotted some Indian paintbrush!


As we were riding along I spotted this guy beside the road—he was very sluggish and probably cold as he didn’t move much—he was huge!!



Lunch was eaten beside a little creek and then it was on to Palace Station--

IMG_4718-001IMG_4719The little cabin is used as a residence by USFS personnel.  IMG_4717

And back down the hill we came stopping to explore some old mining remains on the way.  Last stop was at the T-Bird Cafe in Peeples Valley for pizza.  The wind has been howling today and the temps are not as nice but will warm up again in a couple days.

Hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend!


  1. I am not a fan of that wildlife either.

    Neat area up there.

  2. Beautiful photos. Yikes! about the wildlife. I always say they are sent by the Federal Government to help you :-D

  3. Winds have been blowing like crazy here too, but at least we got a little rain overnight.

  4. Beautiful pics. Manzanita is my favorite too - so beautiful against the dark green. Stunning snake too - we are big fans and that's a big one! Nice that you were able to enjoy your annual brunch with good friends.

  5. The bark on the Manzanita trees is so neat. We saw our first Indian Paintbrush the other day. Always makes great photos:) That was a large snake!! Yuck! Sounds like another wonderful day exploring the area:)

  6. Well... I like snakes and still don't know what your big guy is? Whatever... looks like a great day!


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