Sunday, April 8, 2018

Moab...Just Getting Started !

Gopher Flats
March 26-April 5, 2018
Moab, UT

When I last posted, Easter Jeep Safari was about to be in full swing.  While the town was busy with thousands of visitors, Joe and I stayed close to home.  Joe was busy with various projects...mostly things to do with Wile E...and the pups and I enjoyed the peace and quiet.  We did, however, volunteer to help with the Benefit Run on Tuesday.  

The trail for the Benefit Run is Fins & Things and this year was led by Susan Stevens who lives two houses down the street and is the wife of Jeff (owner of Dirt Squirrel, Inc).  Our job was to help transport tables, waters, grills and hot dogs and all the fixings for a cookout on the trail.  

We all pitched in to cook and serve lots of hungry folks at the lookout point along Grandstaff Canyon on the north side of Fins.  Voluntary donations were taken which the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Club matched for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. 

The rest of the week, the picnic table became a work bench as Joe checked various projects off his to-do list...mostly things to do with Wile E.  While he worked, the pups and I played and relaxed in the warm sunshine.

 Joe found a couple of tennis balls under the MH which Dover quickly claimed.  Anything fuzzy and squeaky always gets her attention.  We were so happy she played ball for several days...until the squeaker didn't squeak anymore.  Dover turned 11 in January and because of some arthritis in her back leg she hasn't played ball in along time.  
Dover was the first of the 4 pups we rescued before we started full-time RVing.  She is such a sweet girl!
One afternoon we were entertained by the most beautiful song.   This bird was sitting in the neighbor's yard and singing away.   

The other day, Joe and I did a little exploring in our backyard.  Jeff installed a Currie Anti-Rock Swaybar on WileE and we wanted to check it out.  Just a couple of miles down the street from us is Ken's Lake and just beyond Ken's Lake is the south entrance to Steel Bender.  

We didn't venture far on the trail because we don't do trails by ourselves...just far enough to check out the flex.  Great job Jeff ! 

Near the gravel road coming out of Steel Bender there is a waterfall called Faux Falls created by a diversion piping water from Mill Creek to fill up the reservoir. 

There is a nice little hike which we had never taken.  Being an absolutely gorgeous day, we decided to do a little exploring on foot.  The views are really nice from the top...
The campground at Ken's Lake is center left in the photo with the lake just behind the red rocks.

Spring is definitely in the air here.  There are beautiful signs everywhere.
First Indian Paintbrush photo for the year!
Don't you just love the color of new leaves?
Our season in Moab is off to a great could it not be?  Until next time, take care and...


Life is Good!


  1. Looks like great turnout for the Fins & Things benefit run, making a lot of hot dogs for you to cook up. Great pictures of Spring in Moab.

  2. What beautiful pictures. Looks like a lot of fun about to happen.

  3. So nice to see Dover enjoy some ball play:) Love that final photo of the two of you:) A real keeper! Life is Good:) Safe and happy trail riding!

  4. A nice turnout and now for another fun season in Moab.