It has been so nice the past few days...the triple digits are history ! Wonderful days in the mid 80s and cool nights sure make living easy. This morning it was a chilly 44 degrees and we had the heater on for a few minutes.
|Dover checks out the neighbors flowers everyday...|
|Sally on one of several windy days...|
|Jack LOVES to play ball...|
Jack had his annual check up, shots and dental cleaning last week. He had three teeth pulled (common for dachshunds). Dr. Chipman heard a heart murmur during her check-up. We were told it is not uncommon in older small dogs. Research also revealed that Orijens dog food was one of 16 brands of dog food on the FDA list of foods that are linked to canine dilated cardiomyopathy. Dover and Jack don't eat Origins anymore! Sally stopped the Orijens some time ago due to reoccurring bladder stones.
This is the perfect time of year for rock crawling. Cliffhanger is my favorite trail these days. It is not a long trail, but boy is it packed with excitement. And oh my, the views are amazing !
|Wile E leads Cliffhanger with Dee and Larry|
Clouds didn't put a damper on the day and quickly moved on...
leaving us with lots of sunshine.
The club (Moab Friends For Wheelin') run scheduled on the 14th was Kane Creek. It's another great trail that winds its way through the desert, a riparian, and switchbacks. It has several sweet obstacles including The Pinch.
We have also been on Steel Bender a couple of times. SB needed some paint to mark the trail so yesterday Joe and I went with Dee to do just that. Joe drove Wile E, I drove Dee's jeep, and Dee had the hard part...she painted !
Our good friends and neighbors two houses down from us went to Lake Powell for a week. Guess what we did...fed the chickens ! We also fed their kitty Bob, but I didn't get a picture of him.
We brought home fresh eggs everyday !
One evening we went early to feed the chickens because the skies turned dark, the winds picked up and we didn't want to get caught in the rain. The chickens were not happy, but we were treated to a rainbow.
You might not like beets, but Joe and I sure do. We had never cooked fresh beets. We do now though ! It really is easy in the Instant Pot.
I made a yummy salad with fresh greens, beets, orange slices, crumbled goat cheese, walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette. It was an explosion of yummy tastes !
Life is good ! Until next time,
|View from Gopher Flats|
|Kane Creek Road along the Colorado River|
|A shelf road on Steel Bender with Moab Rim in the background|
|The south entrance to Steel Bender|
HAPPY TRAILS !