- If I am going to travel the west and southwestern states whenever I feel the need for canyons, dry heat or high desert, I CANNOT use my house in Indiana as a basecamp … too far away.
- I still LOVE to drive non-stop once I get on the highway, always have.
- I don’t need a tv.
- I don’t need a lot of internet time.
- My iPhone 5S was the best piece of travel equipment I had for information.
- The dogs can camp but I need a trailer, not a tent, for stormy weather.
- The Toyota FJ is a great vehicle whether on the freeway or on non-maintained roads. It was comfortable sitting for a lot of hours of driving.
- I need the expensive carrier, I was too cheap to buy, to mount on top of the FJ to free up space in the back inside for Winston and Sadie to sleep while on the road.
- None of my hounds will win the “Field and Stream” Awards.
- It’s very humid in Indiana
|Pre Race Instructions|
|Joseph's Turn to Lead the Pack|
|Near the End|
|Heidi Guarding the Food Supply|
|Heidi's Favorite Sleeping Location|
|Sadie & Winton Protecting the Water Supply|
|Winston's Thinking it's Pretty Hot Today|
|The Hounds Guzzling Water|
About the time I open the back door to let Winston and Sadie out, a lady is trotting towards me yelling something that sounds like I can’t park there. There was nothing on the site pole showing it was occupied nor reserved like all the other sites had.
I saw that as my first chance to follow the policy of “take it in take it out”, pulled out one of the doggie bags from my pocket (from the Rifle SP) and bagged Winston’s dump to combine with any future trash I might have.
|All Waiting For the Tent|
As I sat there enjoying the view, the sight breeze, just how quiet it was … my thoughts once again turned to … what am I going to do to spend my time here? Is there anything I have to do? No, nothing needed to be done and nothing was planned ... just hangout while the storms took place on Wednesday over Moab.
I think Sadie is pretty happy being home in this photo. So what if she is a big 100# baby, she is a great bloodhound.
On a side note ... a fellow blogger familiar with the area where I camped, watching the weather from Alaska, sent me an email Wednesday afternoon not knowing by that time I was just getting to the eastern side of Colorado driving home ....
She told me she hoped I had not been flooded out and suggested the Motel 6 in Green River as a place to wait out the storm...the motel allowed dogs.
After talking to her last night by email she said I was lucky to get out when I did. Some time Thursday they closed I-70 for 8 hours, thru Glenwood Canyon due to rockslides. When I drove through there the day before it was a heavy downpour and the Colorado River was raging along the side of the freeway.