Reprieve, Respite, Rest

I’m not sure what the #1 challenge in a trip like this is. But I’m pretty sure that rating somewhere in the top 10 is the fact that when you are traveling for a solid month-you are constantly on the move. And that can be rather exhausting. 

Every morning the same process occurs- jam all your clothes back into your unruly suitcase and watch the town disappear in the rear view. 

This is also among the top 10 favorite things of a western excursion. The ground that you can cover is incredible-if you just keep moving! 

So with that prelude- we rolled into the Montose/Delta, CO a bit travel worn. And we put down stakes for 2 whole nights! It felt really good to just be.

We are so thankful for Deb’s Kennell connection ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ervin, Rose and family showed us another very memorable time! We got in on a birthday party supper. *I love the various expressions on this pic

Deborah, who is struggling with a dog deficiency, got a bit of help ๐Ÿ™‚


We organized Farren and just relaxed. And for some relaxing means drinking coffee on the couch ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป but for others:

Another highlight from our fun day was when our sweet Geigley friends took us fourwheeling through the adobe hills that border their property. I wish you could’ve heard the girls exclaim over this โ˜บ๏ธ

It was rather dusty. If you look closely you should see 3 ATVs , each proceeding a cloud of dust, at the bottom of the hills.


Heidi graciously provided supper for us, and we watched the evening sky in the Black Canyon. Such a beautiful evening!

Then, with the dawning of a new day, our itinerary demanded that we continue west. So we had a big day yesterday crossing both Bryce and Zion off the list. 

Photo credits- Deborah

There was a pretty major forest fire going on nearby, one of the roads was closed, the smoke turned the sun BRIGHT pink and everything looked yellow. We were glad to move on.

Zion was as impressive as ever. It’s mind boggling how big everything is out here. 

The girls have a little game going where they attempt to hold their breathe thru every tunnel. The tunnel that curves thru the inside of the rock mountain sure whipped them ๐Ÿ™‚ of course 1.2 miles at 25 mph is a significant amount of time. โ˜บ๏ธ

And this friendly fellow was clearly the spokesman for the group, he posed beside the road for us while the rest of the herd kept inhaling bushes in the background. ๐Ÿ™‚

So we journey on, with hearts full of happiness and memories of delicious home-cooked food not as far in the distant past. 

Bless you, dear people in the Western Rockies of beautiful Colorado for sharing with us!

See you down the trail,


Bonus Pic:

Farren the Ford’s Favorite Foto ๐Ÿ™‚ notice the smoke in the sky

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