She does such beautiful work! On my actual birthday, Bernie, Barb and I went shopping and then to the Chinese restaurant.
I signed up to go 4-wheeling last Friday and invited Bernie to go with. I warned the group that I had never done it before, but they told me not to worry; they'd help. On the way out, we stopped for a potty break, and I got a picture of a skyscape that I dubbed "cotton balls."
Then there was this memorial in the middle of the desert and some fields. Someone put a lot of work into it.
Not too far from there, we switched to four wheel drive. On the first arroyo crossing, the leader came back to make sure that I negotiated it with no problem. When I pulled up behind the jeep in front of me, the ladies jumped out and yelled, "Woman Power." Too much fun! Our first stop was a hike up to a cave that had crystals on the ceiling and walls. Here's part of the group at the entrance. You'll notice we had a four-legger along.
This a mine entrance that has been well-marked.
Then we went to another mining area, but what I found so interesting were these rock formations. The first one looks like someone's bare butt :). The other one is the result of major water and wind erosion.
After lunch, I realized that most of our group were serious rock hounds. I found some pretty rocks, and naturally took some pictures. Here's a saguaro with a twisted arm.
Is this an example of siamese twins?
Several of us held up the procession to take a picture of this crazy-looking guy.
When we went through our last major arroyo, several people jumped out to take pictures. As Pam says,
"This doesn't the half of it!"
I don't know if Bernie is getting ready to laugh or cry. Here's a shot of the guys behind climbing out.
I'm off again this Friday to Baker's Tanks with the group from Pioneer. I drove into the base this afternoon to get the permit for Barry M. Goldwater Range. Stay tuned for more adventures!