Monday, January 23, 2012


We had a long day of driving, I think our total mileage
was over 400 miles. But it was fun, and we saw
some beautiful scenery. The sunset was pink and
blue, not to be captured fully on film....but I tried.

Discovery Channel Telescope

Our destination was the above-mentioned telescope; however, we couldn't get a good picture of it, as the road up to it was closed, and it is hidden by a hill and some pines. So, I got the sign. If you are coming from the north, it is difficult to see as well.....I just happened to see something white, and we investigated. We first saw this last year, and it has piqued our curiosity. According to internet info, it is opening in May of this year, with a t.v. special about it airing in June.

Luna enjoyed the trip with us...she's getting big, weights 62 pounds now.


We saw this sign, and decided to check it out. This
state park is tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded
by pine trees. In 1877, a prospector named David
Gowan stumbled across the bridge as he was being
chased by Apaches. He hid for 2 nights in a cave
inside the bridge. On the third day, he explored the
area and claimed squatter's rights. His nephew
and family came over from Scotland and settled
the land. A lodge was built here in the 20's, allowing
the well-heeled to come and enjoy the peace
and quiet of the area.

The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400 foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sublime K9

Every Thursday morning, Darrell, Luna and I go to dog obedience class. Darrell & I trade off now and then, but he is the main "training dude".