I was awake around 8 this morning, but didn't get up till around 9 o'clock. Noticed it was warmer in Bloomington than here this morning. A little cool out at 49, but will warm to 67 today with very strong winds unfortunately this afternoon. It will blow the clouds away though.
I looked at my text messages and saw that Shawn was coming out today and would arrive around 10:30. When I worked in Salem, Oregon in the late 70s and early 80s, Linda Casto worked with me and her and her family and mine became friends.
Have not seen them since I left there in 1984. Shawn was 8 years old when we left. We have kept in touch with Linda through Facebook and Dolly has kept in contact over the years. I had placed a link on Facebook to my blog indicating I was near Phoenix so Linda let me know her son Shawn had recently moved their with his family.
So, today I met Shawn as a grown man, married with children and grandchildren. We had a great time talking. Even had a short phone video chat with Linda and Larry, her husband. As you all know, I'm not good with memory, so everything Shawn told me about my kids playing with him and his brother Lance was all new to me.
|Shawn is a dog lover and Yuma was his friend in no time and didn't want him to leave.|
Before we knew it a couple hours had flown by and Shawn is planning to take his "race what you brung" Ram 5.7 liter Hemi truck with a racing chip, so he had to head home and prepare. Good luck tonight Shawn. Don't blow the engine in your work truck 😁.
It was around 2 o'clock when I asked Nick if he wanted to drive up to some hieroglyphics on the mountainside. Didn't want to hike much today to give my feet a rest. Well, it didn't work that way!😨 Couldn't find them and we saw what looked to be a nice Jeep road up the mountain, so off we went.
The road got too rough and we wanted to see what was around the next turn and before I knew it, we had a couple of tortuous hiking miles under our belt. Another foot soaking night ahead. 😰
|Are we there yet?|
It's hard to stop hiking when you have such beautiful views.
|I'll never make it back to the Jeep!|
|I'm sitting on a rock waiting for Nick to come back from looking around the next bend. Yuma is worried!|