We’ve been through some things together with trunks of memories still to come. We found things to do in stormy weather. Long may you run.
Wow. This one had 25 to 30 mile an hour headwinds blowing straight up the canyoun! Like hitting a wall with every step of that 13.1 miles. But, we did it and had a free beer at the end. Beer is always brtter when it is free
Today we just hung out at home and played a round of disk golf. I pulled over a 200 foot shot today!
Hey dad. Don and I both thought of you as soon as we saw the drill marks to blast out the railway. I do not know why all the hikes in this area have to be straight up with such weird twists and turns. enjoying them non the less. This hike went up to bowtie arch and corona arch. Of all the arches this corona has them beat. If you youtube it you can see where people put a rope swing up there. No way. Then played 18 holes. Good day.
We are slowing down starting today to get rested for the marathon on Saturday.
“Monument Valley is the place where God put the west” The Duke
This is the moonrise out our window last night. We arrived last night, march 1, and got set up just in time to watch. Amazing view here.
Will tell more tomorrow.
Standing at the first tee trying to set my disk free, I hope to fill those chains up with my little valkyrie. Well I got to be throwing. I hear the ching chang.
So we left cottonwood and did take the detour to Scottsdale for the diskgolf tounament. Glad we did. We met a lot of very nice pros and got some autographs. The fountain hills course is georgeous On a man made lake with what was the largest fountain in the US. Shibo went and all the players would come up to talk to her so we got to meet a lot of them. After a while they all new her name. Of course we said her name was Cheetos so we kept hearing, “hey, theres Cheetos”.
Notice the Sororo cactus next to the lake. This place is cool.
We stayed in an upscale rv park. Off season so we could afford it. A three star motel room in this town is 250 a night. The first night Don took shibo out for her final walk about and was stalked by a coyote. The second night I took shibo out. Pitch black and guess what I find. javalinas. A couple of nights earlier in the adjoining neighborhood a woman was out walking her dog and was attacked by the javalinas. She is still in hospital waiting for another surgery. Seriously.
I did not get to the in and out burger.
The weather in Sedona was cold so went to Phoenix for the day. Guess what. They have 3 in and out burgers. I only went to one though. We went and played some of two disc golf courses. One had 27 holes or baskets, im not up on lingo. Went to one in Scottsdale, vista del camino and learned there will be a world class a tournament this weekend with all the top pros. Now thinking we might stay a couple extra days and watch some. I might learn something and hey, I just might get a chance at another in and out burger.
Be very careful when retrieving your disk. If the plants don’t get you the tarantula rattlesnake havalina scorpion could.
Here us a picture of Shibo dad so you know we are taking good car of the little 🐕.
For the last couple of enoui we have been doing some nice hikes and playing a lot of disk golf. Oh and then got rear ended again! We were at a red light and bam. The man was surprised when we got out of the car laughing. He hit us in the same spot as the day before. No more damage he just kind of bounced off.
Today we did an 8.2 mile run with a total elevation gain of 2120 feet. Up down up down. The trails were Templeton, Baldwin, and Highline combined. The highline was a double black diamond. The picture of don is him standing in the middle of the trail. Yes, very steep. The next picture shows the trail we are running. Way down in the bottom of the picture is Baldwin, my favorite. The next picture shows there is no more up. We went as far as we could. The last picture is just pretty. I took on the way down.
Well it is going to rain on Monday so it will be a good rest day.