Thursday, July 30, 2009

Black Bear and Imogene Passes


Well, I finally calmed down after the scary ride down Black Bear Pass. i don't think I was in any condition to write yesterday. That was the most frightening thing I have ever done in my life. Then we went on to Imogene and that was a piece of cake!
On Black Bear there is a section called the 'stairsteps." i wanted to get out ande walk but Jeff was already on his way down and there was no room for me to even open the car door. The drop off was more than a mile straight down. There are tons of pics on YouTube. I was jsut too scared to even have the camera in my hand.
These photos were taken when I still had my wits about me.












































Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Going back to July 23, 2009.

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Yankee Boy Video

I came to the Ridgway Library to see if the connection was faster.

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Engineer Mountain

Today we drove to the top of Engineer Mountain. It was beautiful. More flowers and majestic peaks. Altitude...12,900+ feet. Wow.
Then on to Lake City and over Cinnamon Pass. More Colorado beauty.
Rubicon is running great. Problem yesterday was repaired by Jeff and a friend. I think it is being held with a paperclip.
Party at camp. Lots of wonderful food.
Tuesday will be a little laid back. I think I will sit and a read and knit.
I would put on more pics but my connection here is very weak. You will have to wait for pics until I get home.

















Monday, July 27, 2009

Yankee Boy

We drove to Yankee Boy this morning. I have never seen such beautiful wildflowers.

As we drove out of the canyon we had trouble with the transfer case. With a little determination we got it going.

We went on to Ophir Pass. We had a tremendous rain storm.

Ended the day in the emergency room after I impaled my finger on a drawer hook in the motorhome. Really nothing serious, but I hadn't had a tetanus shot in thirty years.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 22, 2009

We are on our way to try and find something to suit our fancy. We like the Dolores area because the population is slight and the sights are outstanding. Also the fishing on the Dolores River is exceptional. We drove north out of Dolores and made a left towards Dunton. Dunton used to be a nothing of a place. In fact, I went to church camp there. It was colder than HELL. Now it is a five star resort. Those cabins I suffered in now go for around $800 dollars a night. We had a grand day










Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Across the Navajo Reservation

Our day started early again today. Not by choice…but because we are so used to having the damn dog wake us up at 5:30am.

We started off across the desert from Cameron to Dolores.

First past Elephant’s Feet. Can you believe there are only two of them??

On to Cow Springs. This used to be a thriving business. It has slowly dissolved to a shell.

As we near Kayenta we see the coal plant equipment. It is the one major income for the Navajo Nation. Kayenta is the entrance to Monument Valley. It is very beautiful. The rock formations here are nothing compared to the one you see north of here.

As we near the Four Corners I finally decide I should stop and see my cousin at Teec Nos Pos. He owns the trading post there. It is the last place on the reservation they buy Indian wool. It was great to see him and see what a kind heart he has to the Navajo people. The wall in his office was covered with IOUs.

On to the four corners where we ate more fry bread and picked up an amulet for my friend Katy. It is a ceramic horse hair turtle….means long life.

Ended our day at our destination…Dolores. We are near the river. Of course, we found a great place to have a beer.


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On the Road Again

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We started our day at 3:30am so we could cross the desert before it was too hot to take. Made it on the road at 4:15am.

Our first stop was to get gas in Barstow. My god…it was only $2.75. It sure has come down from last year.

On to Needles. Got there around 11:00am. Temperature was 103 degrees. We didn’t stop.

Next stop Kingman. More gas. Much cheaper…$2.34.

On to Seligman, Arizona. We love to stop at this hick town on Route 66. Usually get an ice cream at the Snow Cap but today we splurged and even had a cheeseburger.

Major rain just before we got to Flagstaff.

Flagstaff the gas was $2.45 but when we drove down the road we saw it for eleven cents cheaper. Oh well.

Mad it to our destination. Cameron, Arizona. Met up with John and Cathy Macdonald. Nice wine and our favorite Navajo tacos. Yum.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Let's Do Lunch

Yesterday I took my friend Ginny to Los Angeles for an appointment. We met another friend and had a grand lunch at Spago's in Beverly Hills. Wow! It was great. I had: LOBSTER COBB SALAD Avocado, Chopped Egg, Point Reyes Blue, Smoked Bacon and Balsamic Vinaigrette .

Sorry no photo. Here is a pic of the front of the building.




Peach donut with blackberries and sorbet.


Strawberry Shortcake

Just an exta plate of cookies.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Who Let the Dogs Out?

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July 2009

Our Fourth of July was outstanding. Great Food , Great Friends and Family. I wish all of you so far away could have shared the day with us. The front yard of Jeff's parents' house is the perfect place to watch the fireworks.

I mostly missed my two daughters...one far away and the other at work.



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