October 25, 2014
Last Saturday, we had the opportunity to go out with the "Big Boys". Big Boys refers to the vehicles and not the drivers as there were girls tackling these obstacles too. And before I forget, Happy Halloween! Buggy Ninjas was my best costume in years and my very first selfie...Dee was the driver and I was the "Whoa" cheerleader!
Back to Coyote Canyon...Cayote Canyon is a 1/2 mile of boulders and rocks in the BFE land. Its definitely a playground for hardcore crawlers. Not just anyone can enjoy a romp over boulders taller than me. This particular day, Moab Friends for Wheelin reserved the canyon. Reservations are necessary as CC is gated to keep folks out of trouble. And there is a limit of only 7 vehicles a day. The rest of BFE is open to the public.
Joe and I followed Dee to Coyote Canyon. She drove Wild Thing, her buggy!
Once at CC, Dee and I walked the 1/2 mile...I was on camera over-load and she lent a hand spotting folks up, over and around. Check this out!
|Glen...a local high school math teacher who built his own buggy!|
|Dale from BC, Canada. An all around nice guy who just glides over the rocks like they are nothing!|
|Josh and his wife...all smiles as they aced a difficult turn!|
|Melissa...most impressive! Her jeep just had a major re-do! I love watching these buggies articulate.|
|Susan, the birthday girl and leader for the day!|
|Three wheels on the ground...not a problem for John!|
After cupcakes in honor of the birthday girl, the bigger group headed out for more crawlin' in BFE on a trail called Dropkick. That's when Dee and I turned into Buggy Ninjas! What a hoot that was! There are few pictures as I was too busy whooping and hollering and laughing to think about pictures. I would say it was a near death experience, but that really wasn't the case...it just looked like it some of the time. Like when we came to a huge boulder on a very tight left turn on a ledge road with no bottom in sight!
|The jeep in front of us...|
That particular spot on the trail didn't have a name so I gave it one...one I can't say on the blog! It begins with "Oh...!"
There was only one incident of the day...Dee had to winch Larry out of a wedgy...
A fun day of crawlin'!
The past couple of days, we have fed Dee's kitties, Sam and Booda while Dee has been off-roading at St. George. The first morning I went in to do breakfast, I almost paniced! I could not fine Sam anywhere! I looked in the kitchen, no Sam. I looked in the TV room, no Sam! I looked under the bed, there was Booda, but no Sam!!! Just as I was about to call Dee, I sat on the edge of the bed and guess what I felt? A hump...a soft warm hump! Yep, there was Sam all snuggly warm and being very quiet!
Booda waiting patiently under the bed while I search for Sam...
Ah-ha! There you are Sam!
|And by Thursday morning...|
I just cant believe October has come and gone. So has our time here in Moab. Today is packing up day and we head south tomorrow. Its a good thing too because it is forecast to snow Sunday and Monday here! YIKES! The oncologist at GJ has been so helpful in connecting us to a doctor in Tucson. We have an appointment already lined up for consultation next week with chemo # 4 on the 12th.
As always, thanks for stopping by...be safe, and...