Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sofa Spuds !

Tucson/Lazydays KOA
Tucson, AZ
August 2016




Sofa spuds is the only way to describe our activity in Tucson the past few weeks. To say it has been hot would be an understatement. We have done nothing blog worthy.  

Appointments and occasional errands sum it up !


Getting great reports sure made the month  worthwhile and if all goes well in February '17, we might not have to return here in August next year. 




Our days started early. The five of us got up about 5:30 and were at the doggie park by 5:45 so Jack could have a good 45 minutes to play ball.  Of course getting up that early guaranteed we would exercise our prerogative to take a nap ! 


Things began to pick up last Thursday after Joe got his stitches taken out.  Just as if someone waved a magic wand, we felt free,  hopeful and excited...so ready to move on.


The pantry is stocked, the cleaning done, the puppies fence is stowed and even the grill is packed.  Tomorrow we head north.























Our first stop will be Bryce Canyon NP where we need to get our "groove" back, dust off the hiking boots, load the backpack and hit the trails.  I have checked the weather and with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 40s, it sounds perfect !  We visited Bryce Canyon in May 2013 and are looking forward to familiar and new trails to explore. 

The pictures in this post are from a hike we did the day before we left Gunnison.  Brush Creek Trail is a very easy 4.5 mile hike with a elevation gain of only 315 feet.  It was easy to become absorbed by the expansive views of East River Valley with it's twisting waterways...



 ...and stunning background.





It's definitely time for a happy dance around our house !


So, until next time...




 HAPPY TRAILS !

P.S. I took one picture this month... my sweet sofa spuds !





16 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you've had good health news!! Here's hoping the good health continues!

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    1. Thanks Janna and Mike...life is good!

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  2. That is great news, get moving and out there enjoy life, enjoy the weather and hikes, looking forward to more postings.

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  3. Indeed a happy dance, Gay! Happy to hear Joe is doing great!
    Happy trails and enjoy your travel north.

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  4. Glad to hear the good news, and that you are back on the road. Beautiful hike! We'll be out that way for Cactus League and always look for something to do other than the ball games.

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    1. Thanks Jeff. There are so many hikes in that area, it's hard to choose!

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  5. Wahoo! So very happy for you five:) How great to have all good news!! Hitting the road again with a lighter load on your shoulders is a wonderful feeling, I'm sure:) We so understand the sofa spuds (very cute phrase) with the high temps. Now throw in that "wonderful" humidity!! Boy, this has not been a fun time going east. Oh, well, you do what you gotta do! Yes, a happy dance is in order for you five. Love that photo, Gay:) Thanks for sharing a puppy photo:) I always enjoy them...but one little extra furry ball is missing!

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    1. Thanks Pam. The furry ball was under the kitchen table...her favorite place!

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  6. Your happy dance sums it all up beautifully!! Congrats on the good news and safe journey north.

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  7. Let the good times continue! Fingers crossed for another good report in Feb.

    It will be so nice to leave the extreme heat behind and get into some higher elevations. I bet just putting this post together and looking at those photos from the Gunnison area made you feel cooler already! Safe travels!

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    1. Thanks Lisa ! Gunnison is one of those places we were sad to leave.

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  8. Great news! Glad all is right with the world again. Looking forward to your Bryce Canyon posts. Safe travels!

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