Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – Location: Saddle Mountain near Tonopah, Arizona
Last night the temperature was to drop to around 34 degrees. Colder than back home. Oh well, guess I can’t everything all the time. Anyway, I was prepared. When I first bought the MH I made insulated inserts for all the windows in the MH.
Last night I used them for the first time. They did great! Kept the cold on the window panes from radiating into the MH. At 5:30, I turned on the Wave heater and the place remained warm till the sunshine could do its job.
This morning, because of the inserts, it was very dark in the bedroom, so didn’t get up till after 8 o’clock. When I got up, my body told me two days of climbing and acting like a kid wasn’t going to happen today. The mind was willing but the body says “NO!”
I slowly started moving and grabbed a bowl of cereal and laid back on the bed for awhile. Yuma was content to just lay there also. I think he was tired too. Oh, by the way! Yesterday was Yuma’s third birthday! Still just a pup.
Later in the morning, Yuma wanted to go outside, so we sat in front of the MH out of the cool light breeze in the warm sunshine. Even though it wasn’t even 50 degrees yet, the sun felt so warm. This is what I’m looking at as I rest in my lounge chair.
Sure enough, two people were. Deb and Riley, On a long and lonesome highway…. were walking up with plans to visit and to go see the petroglyphs that are just a short distance up the road from me.
Pulled out a couple of chairs, thanks to Lorne, A place called “Away” for holding onto my chair for over a year until we could get together again. Otherwise, I would have had to stand.
We chatted for awhile, enjoying the nice warm sun. No wind today thank goodness. So quiet up here. No sound except for an occasional Cactus Wren. I knew exactly where the petroglyphs were, so when they were ready to go in search, I offered to make it easy for them and walk with them right to place. So, that’s what we did. And they were still there.
Deb wanted to see if there were more higher up, so she walked up the mountainside. Me and Riley stayed below. Today, even a small climb would be too much. She didn’t find any new ones.
The petroglyphs are on the boulders scattered around on the mountainside. I believe at one time they were located on the wall above. Time and weather crumbled the wall and the boulders came tumbling down.
After Deb and Riley left, Yuma and I bounced from the chair outside to the bed inside. I really needed the rest. I did manage to get the dishes done and burn the trash so the day wasn’t completely wasted.
Ate a sandwich for dinner and that helped me to feel better. As nice as today was, I hope I’m ready to go tomorrow, because once the cool morning is gone, it will be a beautiful day too.
See you later.