Monday, April 6, 2015

Boonies

Wind was forecast for the afternoon so I was up early at 6 am.....okay, I fell asleep in the recliner at 8:30 the night before....woke up at 10:30 and went to bed.....:-)  At any rate, I wanted to get an early start on the day so we could take a hike out to the point and back before the winds arrived.

As I composed yesterday's entry I couldn't help but be distracted often by the view out the salon window back towards Monument Valley.


This in contrast to our two days at Goulding's in their 'cheek by jowl' park......don't get me wrong....it is a very nice park, but after you get used to big horizons and unobstructed long views it almost feels claustrophobic to be in a traditional RV park where your neighbors are less than 10 feet away on either side.  Here at Goosenecks our nearest neighbor is 200 yards distant.

We set out on our 2 mile roundtrip walk out to the point about 10 am....along the way TLE spied some local flora.


If you have a high clearance vehicle you could conceivably drive all the way to the point and camp there.....I would love to get out there in the coach, but there is where to turn around.  Took a picture looking back at our location from just under a mile away.......not many folks out here right now.

 .8 miles from the coach

TLE even volunteered to stand right next to the precipice for a picture.......


This is the kind of place you can just sit and take in the enormous view and never become tired of it......


We spent the rest of the morning sitting outside reading and enjoying the still still air, but around 1 pm the wind came up as promised, and we retreated inside for the rest of the afternoon.

I finished one James Lee Burke book (Cimarraon Rose) and started another of his Dave Robicheaux series (Black Cherry Blues) and finished that sometime around 10:30 last night.  I am really getting into this author.

By the time I finished Black Cherry Blues the winds had died down somewhat.....I think they maxed out at 22 mph.......they are forecast to get up to 26 mph Monday afternoon.

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