Monday, August 18, 2014

Saturday Night Moonshine!

Portal RV Resort
Moab, UT
August 15, 2014 read that right! This Georgia gal had some good ole Saturday night moonshine! The kind of moonshine that leaves you giggly and lovin' life!

  August 9th was the supermoon and the Moab Friends-For-Wheelin' club planned a night ride on 7-Mile Rim.

Stop at Uranium Arch...

We made a stop at Uranium Arch before heading to the Monitor and Merrimac to enjoy the night sky. 

Thanks for the photo Dee...
My how time flies...that was over a week ago! We had a phone call from Jim, a friend back in LaGrange, yesterday wanting to know if we were alright since I haven't posted anything new. I realized it has been awhile...not like me to go over a week without posting something.

I would like to say that we have been so busy that I haven't had time, but that's not the case. We have been on a couple of rides. We have also had some very nice lazy days.  

Mornings are my favorite time of day...especially after a rainy night. We are usually up and at the bark park by 6:30. The air is crisp, everything is fresh...even our coffee tastes better on the patio!

We continue to enjoy the acrobatic stunts and antics of the hummingbirds. I just read...they are the only birds that can fly backwards!
Somedays I have to fill the feeder twice!

We have had a couple of very colorful sunsets...

One of the rides we took was Tiptoe Behind the Rocks with the Red Rock 4-Wheelers. It was another run to check out an upcoming trail for Labor Day Safari.
Behind the Rocks is about 11 miles south of town. It has a difficult rating because of two dangerous obstacles, both have by-passes.
The view in front of us...
 This was a "working" day for the club...the trail was marked at intersections with pink ribbons and painted white dots on slickrock. Joe and I appreciate being included. Their work day is a whole lot of fun.
...and behind us.

Scenic POIs include Picture Frame Arch, Pritchett Arch, Lone Rock or as the club called it...Prostitute Rock, Hunter Canyon and Terra Cotta Warriors.

Dee wheeled right up Hummer Hill...

Glen crawling up with Dee spotting...
 And Glen crawled right up White Knuckle...his first time to attempt it in his Jeep that he stretched by himself. I have pictures of this Jeep from last year...quite a transformation!
What goes up...must come down!

Very impressive to watch!

Launch Pad
The other ride we took last week (August 15th) was Golden Spike...Pearl didn't go! Golden Spike is a difficult trail also...the difference being, there are no by-passes for the really hard obstacles like Golden Crack, Zuki Hill, and the Launch Pad. Thanks to Dee (who drove her buggy Blanch) for the invite! 

Most of the trail is ledgy and gnarly...

...but a lot of the trail follows the rim. Our lunch spot!
So...between some of this, and
Playing on the sand dunes on Behind the Rocks...
a lot of this...

 ...we had a really nice week! Until next time...

happy trails!


  1. I like your lunch spot, but I don't think those rides would be for me.

    1. I agree that last ride was pretty hardcore Judy...not your typical scenic drive! I do get wrapped up in the views though...absolutely beautiful!

  2. I have to agree with Judy - not sure I could handle some of those rides you guys go on. But you sure do get some fantastic pictures.

  3. I, too, was wondering about you two. Good that you are relaxing and enjoying life in gorgeous Moab!! Awesome riding going on out there. Love those scary Jeep shots. Do be careful:) The doggies look SO stressed...haha!!

    1. Moab is a beautiful place to call home for a few months! We feel very fortunate to be included in so many nice rides...the folks in the clubs are so gracious to include us.
      If I am a doggie in another life, I sure hope I have a home like our pups...they have it made!

  4. Love those lazy days. It's so easy to mix those in when you stay for a long spell.

    Looks like a bunch of fun rides. The dogs seem to be living it up! ;-)

    1. I am getting spoiled with these lazy days Lisa!

  5. I'm not going to say I'm not sure I could handle those rides. I know I couldn't.

    1. The photos make it look a lot more difficult than they really are Jeri....but I agree, some of those obstacles are too tuff for our jeep!

  6. Wow! I don't believe I could go on any of the rides you posted! They sure look scary to me. So glad you are enjoying your time in Moab, with the exciting and the resting! I would have LOVED going on the night ride to view the stars and the supermoomn!!!

    1. Anytime you are in Moab when we are here, we will take you and Howard for a night was sooooo much fun!

  7. Sometimes you just need to take a break from blogging. A little R & R is good for the soul but it is nice to hear from you again.

  8. I am only good for one ride, after that, I will just be your photographer!
    Where will you winter this time? Gay?

    1. Hi MonaLiza....plans are to spend November and December in Tucson and January and maybe some of February in San Diego...what about you and Steve...still planning on Southern Texas?

    2. Too bad I can't still ride with Pearl. Yes we are now booked in Port Aransas TX for Dec/Jan, then Mission TX after that.