It was nice to wake up at 7:30 to find that it was warm and sunny outside. Didn't stay in bed too long and by 8 o'clock I had the door and windows open. No heater this morning. Already 55 out and calling for near 80 today. So nice. Yuma love these morning walks in grasses. I walk and he runs😀 He has so much energy!
Oh! I forgot to mention in last night's post that when I arrived at Montezuma Pass I recognized the place. I knew I had been there before. Sure enough when I did a search on my blog I was there on March 18, 2017, almost four years ago to the day.😁 What a memory I have!
Made my coffee and crackers and stepped over to Tom and Deb's porch for a nice easy get together. Already had the awning out to protect us from the heat of the sun. Sorry for the high socks Patsy😂
We chatted the morning away and before we knew it the time was 11:30 and we still had breakfast to make, so I headed home.
Made breakfast and while Yuma and I were laying outside eating, a man on a horse with a big dog came from the road and passed by our Jeep. And of course, Yuma wanted to meet his dog, but evidently this dog is not friendly. The rider yelled out for me to control my dog and of course Yuma wouldn't listen.
The horseman was adept with his horse and kept it between his dog and Yuma until I could grab Yuma. Fortunately, his dog obeyed his master's commands and did not approach Yuma. Just a little excitement added to my day😅After that we took a little ride to see several Cottonwood trees I have not been to before. I know you've seen the Mustang Mountains many times, but just couldn't resist one more time. Now for the trees. They are down below in the creek bed which is completely dry this year.
As you can see they are quite large!
The majority of the trees are up near the Empire Ranch further west of here.
Those trees in the dry creek bed look pretty parched. They're probably used to tough conditions, though. Poor Yuma! He assumes all other dogs will be friends. That dog looked big and not at all friendly. Glad you got your TV running in time to see part of Gold Rush and Dave Turin's Lost Mine. Have fun with the ATVers!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. For an easy day I was very busy. Glad I finally got the Dish zoned in so I could see the majority of the show. Wasn't Yumas shining moment. Glad nothing bad happened.Delete
I've found it safer & easier to step sideways when using my Winnie's steps..They aren't the same size as our home stairs...Somehow I seem to have gotten old(er) too.ReplyDelete
I think that was my problem UpriverDavid. I was stepping sideways and for some reason my ankle turns out and it's either let go and fall or break the ankle. Just being more careful now.Delete
Tom and I were just talking about that we need to take a ride tomorrow or Sunday to look around. We have only driven in both the entrances and not any side roads since we have been here. It has been to nice just relaxing especially with the warmer temperatures. As promised I will not mention the whole step thing...lolReplyDelete
Glad it has warmed up and visiting the surrounding area is a great idea before you leave.Delete
As a cattle rancher, I can just imagine their frustration at all those people and 4-wheelers running around. People do stupid things like chase the cattle. I rather imagine their patience isn't all that great, especially since so many people are now "camping". The steps in my other rig were much easier to navigate than these. Even though I've never fallen, I'm very careful about entry and exit, hanging on to something the entire way.ReplyDelete
I'm sure the cattle don't like all the weekend noise as too the cowboys. I'm being more careful now. Next time a reporter may be at my door 😁Delete
Love the action pics of Yuma! He always looks so happy! Great pic of the 3 of you (Yuma too). A rarity to see Tom in shorts :) Glad you got to see some Gold Rush!ReplyDelete
That Yuma loves to run and I'm happy he is so vibrant. It was touch and go but finally got the Dish going. May be time for a new one.Delete
Yuma seems to be the only one with a bundle of energy. It's nice being able to relax in the warmth of the sun and friends.ReplyDelete
Yes it is Jeff. Finally warmed up again. If it wasn't for Yuma I probably never get out of my chair 😀Delete
Lots of people seeing a dog running towards them think it's about to attack. Yuma sees another dog and just thinks playtime.ReplyDelete
It looked like Joe tripped then mis-stepped twice more.
Be Safe and continue Enjoying the grasslands.
It's about time.
I agree Rick. I think the rider was thinking Yuma was after his horse rather than the dog. Just not a good situation. Finally warmed up and it's much nicer now.Delete
You always take amazing pictures of Yuma running. I missed Dave Turin's show. I'll have to catch up next Friday. Enjoy this beautiful day!ReplyDelete
Thank you Elva. If it weren't for Yuma no one would read my blog :)Delete
Those are some big trees! Love that first picture of Yuma running like the wind!! Those mountains are beautiful. I see why you like to get pictures of them. Glad it's not been getting so cold at night.ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. I thought of you when I saw that tree. Wondered if you ever had to cut one down this size :)Delete