Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another day to fool around on. Well, I should have been doing some work around the house, but had a choice between spending the day at home working or a good part of the day on the ATV up in the hills tooling around. Guess what my choice was??????? LOL

This week we went into the foothills on the east side of town. Been up there before, so knew exactly where we were going. Took the director and our Senior Center and her husband with as she had never been there and his memories of the area are foggy. Mainly the alcoholic fog of teenage years!!!!!!!!!! Heard some good stories. We saw some real pretty country. Dry, but that is to be expected when we haven't had rain for some time. Saw quite a few hunters out looking for elk. Elk Cow season opened up today and goes to November 15th. We didn't see any. At first, it was kind of cold at times. Especially in the canyon where the sun had not made the trip yet. It did warm up later in the day, which was nice.

Only took a couple of pictures today. Bottom one is geese flying south for the winter. Was waiting on Marshal and could hear them for quite some time. It always amazes me how they know where to fly and when. Middle picture is Angel waiting to hit the road. She really loves to ride in her basket. She sits there and watches where we are going. Top picture is the ATVs and two of our riders. Front one in the orange sweatshirt is the director and the man behind her is our friend George. The other two were walking around a building where we stopped for a rest.

This may be the last ride of the season. Depends on the weather.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

On my Campground Crafters group, we are involved in a Secret Santa exchange. By the end of November, we to send a card to our secret pal. Well, my Secret Santa Pal sent me this table topper instead of a card. Man, I wish I could quilt like this. I love it. It goes on my kitchen table for the season. Whoever is my Secret Santa pal does good work.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Several days ago, a few people got together and decided to go for a ride on their ATVs. We were asked to go with and decided that we could. Off we went to the mountains west of our home after breakfast. The going was kind of chilly at first, but as the day went on, it did get warmer. The snow in the above picture is from last weekend when we got some snow here at home.

On this trail, we ran into this log across the trail. Did some serious looking at moving the log, and finally decided to go around. No problem for those of us that had four wheel drive, but one member of the group does not have four wheel drive, so he had to be winched up the little hill. Coming back, he was able to climb the hill just fine.

Some of the sights we saw were 4 deer on a hillside watching us. There were hunters out as it is deer season in this part of the country. If you go to the link on the right that says My Pictures, you can see more pictures of our day. Several pictures show a couple stacks of logs that a logging company has been logging on the mountain. When I first saw the stacks, I was thinking maybe small stacks, but when we got to them, they were like 15 feet high and a good 50 feet long. Lots of logs!!!!

After lunch, we took to the trail and ended up at a dead end, so had to turn around. Which is all right. We did see lots of trails we can do some other day.

Angel had a darn good time riding in her basket. She loves going for these rides.

It is a good possibility that this is the last ride for the season as winter is here. Although if the weather holds, we could go out again.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Well, it has been cooling off here in southeast Idaho. This is me, Angel and a friend George out on the side of one of our many mountains today. What happened. Well, the gang would go out 4 wheeling on their ATVs and I would be left behind, as I didn't have one. I do prefer my Jeep for serious 4 wheeling though. Finally told Marshal that he needed to buy me an ATV so I could join the rest. So Tuesday, we went shopping. Was able to bring the new playtoy home on Thursday. And today was the first day that we were able to get out and do some trail running. The weather has been wet since Friday night. Which is all right, we are really dry and have been experiencing a drought for several years. We did run into some mud holes, which I did hit at a fast rate of speed. But most of the road was either close to dry or mud. At several points, I did have mud balls flying in all directions.

I do have to get me some more equipment before our next trip out. Mainly a helmet, a bavaclava and some thermal underwear. Once we got off the mountain and into the wind, it turned colder. Angel just buried herself down in her blanket in the basket.

They put me in the lead and let me take them any place. And I know no place that I won't go, unless there is not a ATV trail. That way we can see more country.

Hopefully we will get out next Saturday, but it is deer season, so may not go out.