Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I had a slow morning, waiting for the temperature to rise so it would be comfortable outdoors. The winds picked up overnight and they are the strongest they've been. Some up to 25 mph. Lots of dust kicked up today. Luckily, I enjoy slow mornings and so does Yuma.
Here is Dolly and Fergie, the loves of my life, all decked out in their Thanksgiving outfits, She is having dinner with our Son, Steve and his wife, Tracie and of course Nick.
|Dolly and Princess Fergie|
After my long breakfast, Yuma and I decided we should take a long hike to make moves toward our 8000 step goal. Off we went and it wasn't long before Yuma found a jack rabbit and off they both went. As usual, Yuma was outsmarted.When he walks with me, he is always going from one ravine or bush to the next in hopes of spotting a rabbit. We usually only see one an outing. Wished I would be ready with a camera, but I never am and they are fast.
|Yuma is diligent.|
|This is where I like to hike.|
I am so happy, that I can hike again. Many years ago, I was injured in a motorcycle accident and tore up my right foot pretty good. As a young man with a desk job, I never had much of a problem, but upon retiring and visiting the southwest in the winters, my foot and ankle began to get weaker and more painful to the point last winter, I couldn't go more than a half mile before I would start limping.
This past spring, I finally went to visit a podiatrist for help. He looked at my ankle and immediately said I needed an Arizona ankle brace. (Created by a podiatrist in Arizona.) They made a cast and soon I had a strong leather ankle brace and immediately, I noticed a difference.
As I get into better shape, I will be able to hike miles with an occasional rest. Mountain climbing is still out, but with my balance problems it is just as well.
|Almost back to camp.|
After a rest, Deb returned from her hike and sat down and we had a nice long conversation. As we talked, I noticed, the Hurricane water heating system would go on and off and I had it turned off. No heat, just the pump running.
Deb said I should look for a switch in the fuse box and sure enough there was one and I switched it off and no more noise. I'll have to be sure to switch it back on when I need hot water for a shower. Hopefully, this will save some unnecessary battery usage.
Took one last walk towards evening and that put me at my goal of 8000 steps for the day. Tonight a little dinner and TV till bedtime.
Thanks for stopping by.