|This little guy/gal came for a visit one morning.|
I've never understood people who talk a lot, being somewhat of an introvert myself, but also because it seems like you already know all that stuff you're saying to others. So generally, I feel that it's best to let them talk and tell you something different. You might learn a few things you didn't know.
|Not too long after, this guy/gal showed up.|
It's been awhile since I posted—around six months—and as I sit drinking my morning coffee, it seems really quiet here in Western Colorado, and I'm wondering where you've all been. I know where I've been, but that seems rather mundane in comparison to some of the places and things you've all been doing. (I do hope to rectify that in the near future with another trip into what the early Spaniards called the "Northern Mystery," AKA the Northern Rockies and Canada.)
|Rowdy found it all rather interesting, but since bears make me nervous, we decided to leave Colorado and head south.|
To stave off the winter blues, I've been busy outfitting myself for another trip, and my car is now moski proof (or so I hope). I ordered a custom screen for the back window, so no more getting wound up in mosquito netting while trying to drape it across the back window. I've also jury rigged some "moski socks," which are giant socks made of netting that fit over my two front windows. You open the door and set them across the door frame then close the door, allowing you to open and close your side windows at will and not worry about bugs. (If you think I'm being a bit paranoid about all this, just read this.)
|Saying goodbye to the fall colors near Glenwood Springs, Colorado|
I also bought a nice fold-up mattress and a few other items that would make car-camping easier, like this little tent that goes off the back door.
|We actually first headed west, camping in the Big Empty north of Green River, Utah. I waved, wanting to stop the train and ask everyone where they were going, but the engineer just honked.|
Anyway, here are a few photos to kind of catch up on what I've been doing. Let me know where you've been and what adventures have found you, and I hope a few find me in the days to come.
|We did some exploring around the big country south of Price, Utah. Lots of neat stuff and no people anywhere.|
|With views like this.|
|We then headed over to Moab country and camped near Klondike Bluffs.|
|Out in the middle of nowhere and yet everywhere.|
|Just enough water to get wet and then take a nice sand bath, Weezee's favorite.|
|Off to Snow Canyon near St. George for awhile. This served as a basecamp while I explored...|
|The remote and wonderful Arizona Strip...|
|The fascinating Beaver Dam Mountains (more to the eye than one might guess)...|
|The Beaver Dam Mountains near St. George, Utah|
|And of course, I had to visit beautiful Zion.|
|Finally, I headed back to Colorado, trying to outrun a big storm. Late evening, heading into a campground in the Tusher Mountains near Richfield, Utah, with no idea what I would find.|
|So, enough of my rambling (I already knew all this stuff)—just what the heck have you been up to?|