In 2007 the WIN's put together a 2 week canoe trip for 120 miles. There was a half-way point where we got restocked with supplies. Today we drove down to that site. It dropped about 1000' and there were many hairpin curves and sharp drop offs. These pictures are beautiful.
We camped near here.
Our GPS shows how twisty the road was.
We left Cortez and headed to Moab for some jeeping. We are staying at a friend's home. Millie just loves us WIN's. There are two others here. Handlebar Jim and Tom Phipps. Her lot is huge as is her house. Her husband Tex built it. It sits on the Colorado River.
And our view is very pretty.
Tom invited Bob to go 4 wheeling with a few people who belong to the FMCA Jeeper's. We have joined them. This was rated "Hard" so Donna stayed home. She did go out to a turn out along the river to watch there first part of the trail.
Can you see her. She's in front but her back was turned to the action.
Away they go.
Once up there they had a great view of Moab & the valley.
Then they had to come back down.
While Dan & Marie were at work we went and played. Mike & Wendy live around the corner so we went Geocaching with them one day.
Because of geocaching we find interesting places that we would not have found. One of them was at the Muffler Man's place. He creates lots of interesting characters from metal scrap and paints them all white.
Bob needed to go to the bank and the closest one was in Durango so off we went for a day of adventure. We headed up toward Silverton and the beautiful snowcapped mountains.
Took a side road thru the aspens.
On another road we came across a small waterfall.
And a flume. We didn't go all the way to Silverton. We have been there many times and we encountered a little rain. We were dressed in shorts so thought it would be too cold up there. Back at Durango we had a bite to eat and then headed home. Of course, we geocached on the way back.
We left Page and drove thru northern AZ to the 4 Corner's Area. It's very scenic and Bob took these pretty pictures along the way.
Back home you ask? Home was formally Ohio. We have been coming to Cortez quite frequently and always stayed at the Elk's Lodge. Our first time there we meet a wonderful couple, Dan & Marie who invited us to there home for a party. Marie mentioned that her mother had passed away and she was now an orphan, sooooo we adopted her. They came to Bob's birthday party in Las Vegas when we found out thru Facebook that they were there.
After settling in at the Elk's we called them and they came over. Much to our surprise the Lodge had raised their camping rates from $5 to $15 for DRY camping. Dan said they would move some stuff in their side yard and by 10 am the next day were were all settled in.
That evening they were having another party so we quickly pitched in with the cooking and cleaning. Maybe the RENT is higher here.
A wonderful party with lots of food and friends. Mike and Wendy who are Boomer & Geocacher friends were invited also. Turns out they have been "around the corner" neighbors for years but had never met.