Camp Verde, AZ
May 3, 2014
Remember these? The SUPERfeet insoles that Joe and I purchased at the recommendation of the REI sales girl...we both feel they have really helped to solve the problem of tired feet.
At the time we purchased the insoles, I also bought new socks...the Wrightsock. I chose the CoolMesh II which feature a mesh panel for enhanced air flow and cooler feet, the Dri-Wright II performance fibers so your socks don't get sweaty wet, a stabilizer zone in the arch which locks the sock in place, and no blisters...guaranteed! They come in all colors, short or long, and the best part is they are soooo soft! Can you tell I really like them? Downside is that they cost a little more. I have yet to convince Joe to try them. So the next time we go to REI, I will just get him a couple of pairs. His feet will thank me!
Spring has sprung in Sedona. One of the things that makes this a very special place is the trees. Fat, skinny, tall, short, old, young...wonderful trees!
|West Fork Trail|
Joe and I have never been "outdoorsy" folks. Every summer for vacations, we headed straight for the Gulf of Mexico which was only a 41/2 hour trip from our home. For many years we rented condos, then in 2001 we bought our first RV a tow-behind. It changed our lives! Yes, we still went to the beach. But now our puppy went and we slept on our own sheets.
Sometimes, we come across obstacles. I am just under 5' tall so I usually go under while Joe, at 6'1", goes over. As we approached this tree, I found the most beautiful designs...
The wonders of nature...imagine the many insects crawling this way and that way.
One might think these were intricately carved...
|Vultee Arch Trail|
|Spotted Towhee...often found scratching in the leaves for food. Lucky for me he was perched on a dead tree limb!|
|There are so many birds with yellow bellies, I couldn't decide for sure what this beauty is...|
I don't think anyone had been on the Vultee Arch Trail in awhile. Joe found himself clearing the path more than once...
I almost let myself get spooked. Figured we might be a bear's lunch and no one would ever know! We had the trail all to ourselves going to the arch.
On our way down from the arch, we met Luci and her people parents, Annie and Paul. After a visit with great folks, we moved on. When I looked back, I snapped their photo.
There was a fire here in 2006. But the land seems to be recovering. It was very green!
Happy Sunday! Until next time, take care and...