June 17, 2017
June 16th dawned with all of us waiting anxiously for the arrival of our youngest son Joe and daughter-in-law Jena. Their flight from Greenville, SC to Grand Junction, CO was fraught with storm delays that resulted in adding almost four hours to the trip. It made for a long travel day indeed!
|Our pups waiting patiently for Joe and Jena.|
Before I go any further, I have to say there are 4 Joes in the family...Joe's dad, Joe's sister Jo, husband Joe who is a Jr., and son Joe who is the third. Growing up, son Joe was always little Joe to me but I won't embarrass him so will refer to him as Joe III.
The oohs and aahs started before we even got to the trail and continued as we twisted and jostled our way along washes, switchbacks and scenic vistas along the rim. What a thrill it was for us to see the jaws drop and wide eyed excitement on Joe III and Jens's faces as we began to share our favorite stomping ground with them...Jeep style!
A side trip on this trail is Uranium Arch. We stopped and did a little exploring.
Our first adventure ended with a brilliant sky and was the perfect beginning of their week long visit with us sharing some of our favorite places and things to do.
|Riding along the rim at dusk...|
|Silhouette of the Monitor and the Merrimac...|
Let the good times roll...
Up next...it's 105 degrees for crying out loud!