JUST A FEW MEMORABLE FILE PHOTOS TONIGHT….HIKING THROUGH WILLIS SLOT CANYON NEAR CANNONVILLE UTAH 2008 &THAT’S OUR BOY MAX CROSSING THE CREEK AHEAD…HIS FUR BLENDED RIGHT IN WITH THE COLORS ON THE SLOT CANYON WALLS
KELLY WATCHES AS OUR LITTLE CORA (MOTORMOUSE) DELICATELY CROSSED THE CREEK…SHE DIDN’T LIKE WATER
AND THERE’S OUR BIG GIRL CHECKERS CARRYING A STICK…MAX, CHECKERS, & CORA WERE PART OF THE ORIGINAL FOUR LEGGED BAYFIELD BUNCH
One of the things I have always enjoyed about early Autumn is the turning on of the furnace for the first time filling the house with warming air. Today was that time. Had ourselves a rainy, damp & feeling cold day. Kelly switched the furnace on about 1:30 this afternoon & I just snuggled down into my recliner letting all that great feeling good warm air just envelope me.
CAN YOU SEE THE BIG CAT’S EYE GORILLA HEAD
HIKING BACK OUT OF THE CANYON & STOPPING FOR A MUCH NEEDED REST
A little discouraged to see they are already having snow in the Black Hills country of South Dakota. That is one of the areas we were hoping to see on our travels next month. All that snow in Calgary is not exactly encouraging either. Could be the one prediction we heard about winter coming into areas along the Canada/U.S. border areas a month early may very well have some truth to it.
ATOP GROSVENOR’S ARCH SOUTH OF KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARK UTAH…MY SECOND TIME THERE IN 16 YEARS
LUNCH BREAK AT KODACHROME STATE PARK & RUBY’S INN PARKING LOT NEAR BRYCE CANYON
THE ‘KIVA KOFFEE HOUSE’ ON HIGHWAY 12 BETWEEN CANNONVILLE & BOULDER UTAH
We have always noticed how much better we both feel once we get ourselves to the dryer climate of the South-West each winter. Colder damp days like today really bother the arthritis in my legs so I'm looking forward to getting out of here before the really cold damp stuff begins setting in later next month. Thanks to the folks for sending in suggestions regarding the Capital Reef area of Utah.
HIGHWAY 12 SOMEWHERE NEAR BOULDER UTAH
Spent some more time flying around in my Google Earth plane this afternoon. So nice being able to fly over old familiar places we have been in the South-West as well as places we are headed for. Spent time touching base with areas around Bryce Canyon, Cannonville, Kodachrome Basin, Grosvenor's Arch, & Escalante. All places we visited back in November of 08. That Google Earth is just the best thing & the clarity in most areas is just amazing. Can zoom right in on old familiar campsites & even see the picnic tables in some cases. Oh the memories:))
HOO-DOO’S AT BRYCE CANYON
GROANER'S CORNER:(( 'Short History Of Medicine'
I have a headache...
-2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
-1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
-1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
-1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
-1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.