On Monday morning we left Organ Pipe N.M. for Grand Junction, CO. We left this behind:
For this today at Carl and Sandy’s house:
Why would we do that you ask? Well it so happens that Emily’s house is having a memorial service for her tomorrow, and Kay has a long awaited doctor’s appointment scheduled for next week. All in all it was a must do 700 mile trip.Right before we left Organ Pipe I got a picture of a bird we had been hearing and occasionally seeing in the early evening. It is a Common Nightjar. We knew what it was by its call, and it is sitting on top of the post below:
So, on the first day of out latest journey we traveled from Organ Pipe to Flagstaff, AZ via the western suburbs of Phoenix. The weather was quite warm until we got to Flagstaff as we went from 981 feet in elevation at Organ Pipe to 7,000 feet in Flagstaff. The air was very thin and quite cooler at that height. We had truck issues when we tried to head out on Tuesday morning which were resolved when I replaced the glow point relay on the old beast thanks to an excellent diagnosis from a young gentleman who worked at AutoZone. We headed out of Flagstaff early Wednesday; crossed the Navajo Rez from Tuba City to to Hwy 191 east of Kayenta, and then northeast to Moab, Ut and finally around six in the evening we arrived in Grand Junction. It was a long day and we all were pretty beat to say they least.
Our future plans are still up in the air but as soon as we have them figured out I’ll be sure to let you know!