Guess what! My mouse came back last night and I would have never guessed in a million years where it was.It was in the the Big Buddy Heater. It must have fallen off the table and down through the heat protection bars. I had put the heater away when I cleaned up the living area and didn't notice it. Last evening it was chilly, so I pulled it out and turned it on low for about an hour before going to bed.
When I turned off the heater, I saw the mouse laying in there and assumed it was fried to death 😰. BUT, it wasn't! This heater burns only on the left panel for low and medium and both panels on high. Luckily, the mouse landed on the high side and was not damaged at all. What a lucky mouse 😇. Tonight, I'm using my mouse again and things are much smoother.😀
This morning we slept in till 9 and then we started our day with normal routines. After breakfast, I moved the White Lion around facing the west so we would get early morning sun for the solar panels and the porch area. It also faces Black Mountain, giving us a nice view.
At 1 o'clock, we headed back down to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument To drive the 21 mile very popular and scenic Ajo Mountain self tour.
The double arches were our real destination for the day. I had told Nick I tried to reach the big arch last year but the hike was too rugged and I tired out to the point of turning back before reaching my destination.
Time for the young gun to give it a try.
Poor Yuma wanted to go with him but stayed with me. The whole two hours Yuma kept watching the trail and worrying. I worried a little too.
He's at the top of a grueling two hour round trip. Looking down to where I'm parked and I was looking, but could never locate him. The parking area is where the white line turns to the left in the picture below.
Nick zoomed in on me but I could not see him.
|Looking through the arch to the east.|
|Looking up at the arch.|
|Looking west through the arch.|
The arch is about half way through the 21 mile loop through the Ajo Mountains. Here are a few pictures of the views on the last leg.
Arrived home just before sunset at 5:30 and we were famished. Had steak, potatoes and French beans for dinner. Finishing the post at 9 o'clock and then a little dessert before going to bed.
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