What a superbly lovely day!!

We had a lovely day today (Sunday).  We got to take a hike together this afternoon and enjoy the definitely fall weather.  A bright blue sky, no clouds in sight and a bit of a cool breeze made for a wonderful walk up the mountain.  The dogs were a bit bummed as they couldn’t meander about (too many cows and their babies wandering around, not to mention those of the hunter persuasion).  The colors aren’t quite at their peak but I’m not sure we’re going to have a spectacular one like last year.  A lot of the aspens are sporting leaves that appear almost brownish…making me think they’ll skip the gold this year and head straight for dead.  Bummer, but such is life.

Regardless, on our way down…the dear husband and daughter decided we needed to “bushwhack”…one of their favorite pasttimes.  So we left the trail and headed across the hilltop, then descended (slipping and sliding a bit on the dry, loose dirt and rock) to a hidden gem!  A stream with water in it!!  Bonus for the hot, thirsty canines.  And lush and cool in the shade of the towering pines.  It was actually quite green in there and for awhile I forgot how dry and dusty it really is. 

So the up was a good walk, but the down was the treasure!  You can see the darling little one showing daddy the way to go on the treasure map!  Thank goodness someone was navigating!

Showing the dadster the way to go!

A cricket on the hill! Shortly after his photo op, he bit the hand!

This was not easy to do I just want you to know.

All tuckered out and dreaming of that rabbit they chased!

Now I’m headed to dreamland as well.  Buenos nochas amigos!

About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). Now I just get pleasure out of swimming against the stream and ruffling a few feathers here in the wild west state of Wyoming!
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