December 22, 2011

Wishing You the Season's Best

Merry Christmas from our corral to yours.
May your 2012 be filled with scintillating scents
and outstanding captures! 
We'll be visiting with family for a few days.  See you in the new year.

December 18, 2011

Winter Rides

December didn't shut down our riding completely. 
Early in the month, we had a few sunny days, like the one pictured above on Wolf Mountain.
The snow isn't deep yet, but the temperatures are dropping.  Still, we were comfortable enough riding in Ouray National Wildlife Refuge on December 9th.
Yesterday we rode in Sand Wash, on dirt roads north of Highway 40.  The thermometer read 23 degrees F.  No sun.  Light wind.  Cold! 
Unless we have a warming trend before the big snow that could come any day now, we're hanging up the saddles for 2011.  We had a good run, 910 miles since we started the riding season in February with forays to Canyonlands. 
For the next few weeks, we'll be hanging around the old homestead.  (Fortunately, our homestead has a roof and central heating, unlike this abandoned cabin.)

December 6, 2011

Travels with Grandkids

We had 3 action packed weeks of Connecticut adventures, 
hiking in the woods,
exploring the seashore,
finding worms
and tiny crabs,
listening to erudite astronomy lectures,
learning all about the human body from a 5 year old point of view,
viewing Broadway-quality shows,
making discoveries in aerospace,
finding the perfect pumpkins,
and experiencing the ultimate in a scary Halloween.


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