Monday, December 31, 2012
A Very Merry
We headed out for perhaps an unconventional and a wonderful Christmas trip this year, camping is what we wanted for Christmas so we rented a rig and hit the open road.
We headed for the high desert and though the sun was shining it was extremely cold, we exchanged gifts before we left, new down sleeping bags :)
Bryce and I shopped at REI before we left he also received a raven black down jacket, here snapping a picture of his brother raven. The ravens in the desert are very comical because they follow you, curious, and scroungy as they are. When you drive up they hover over you to see if you might spill or drop something, we did not but one time when we were tent camping we left a roll of paper towels outside which we found shredded on our return. I'm sure that bird thought if it kept tearing it would find something good, it taught us to keep a very tidy camp.
cold morning , fresh snow on the near peaks
Naturally I spent a lot of time stalking birds.
We all find it interesting to just walk out in the sage and cinder and just look around, we found a stacked cinder wall out there, who stacked the rocks, why, it's fun to ponder and to try and create scenarios.
A room with a view/views if you don't like the view move on, I always find it comical to see the framed and changing views along the highway.
We drove up higher for some trout fishing which was on Eric's birthday list.
We hiked nearly all day on Christmas, up on the tabletops, once up there the views back down to the winding Owens River are spectacular. We all split up this time and looked far and wide for the elusive petroglyph that's up there somewhere but we never did find it. Once again the ravens followed us, I realized I could watch the ravens and know just were the other members of our small search party were.
* see the raven in the center of the shot to the right
The quiet up there is incredible with sculptural rocks, I could spend a week up there just looking around. I must say it is rather frightening getting back down, we made a cairn so we could retrace our way, still somehow we lost the trail and ended in a precarious position yikes, you fall, you die.
We had a lovely well earned Christmas dinner followed by card games, rummy, kings in the corner and awoke the next morning to a blanket of snow.
It took some getting used to for Mart, he's small and cold and did not appreciate the snow collecting in his mambo pants. I finally got him to pee under the motor home, the only snow free area :)
I found her but I couldn't get her loaded inside, the dogs were happy about this, she has an X on her tail.
We are home and I'm working on orders I took at our show, it's cold here too, lovely, I took Jo up to visit the deer in the hills this morning.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013, we are teens again!
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