|morning hike w dogs on Roxie's Trail|
|Artie in the pink maples|
|me and my buddy, Frank|
|Artie & Frank posing at Roxie's rest spot|
|beautiful Fall colors|
I took the dogs for one of our favorite hikes up at Red Butte. It's a 4-mile loop that I like to call "Roxie's Loop" as it is named after my old yellow lab who did the loop countless times with me over the years. I swear, Roxie was deaf and half-blind towards the end, but she never missed a turn on that loop through the maples and over the ridges. Franklin, Artemis, and I took a few minutes to sit at Roxie's and my favorite sitting-spot and enjoy the views before cruising down to the creek for a splash and a drink (the dogs, not me).
|Vernon on the afternoon mountain bike ride|
|Leaves of Gold ~ mtn biking in PC|
After getting cleaned up at home, my friend Mark picked me up a short while later and we went to dinner with a small group of friends at my favorite sushi restaurant. Yum! I am a bottomless pit when it comes to eating sushi. I got flowers and chocolates, and Mark even let me drive his rental car ~ one of the sweet, cute new little Fiats. We all told stories and laughed lots and I felt so fortunate to have such a great group of friends who were all from different backgrounds, yet hit it off so smashingly! Yeah, baby!
Now it's the day after my birthday and the fun never stops. My friend Ann and I went up to the Living Room (a group of rocks that are arranged in "chair" and "couch" formations) and Mt Wire (a peak above Salt Lake with some big radio reflector panels on it) with the dogs of course, and the weather and views were gorgeous! (Ann is my friend who a few weeks ago spent the night pacing me through the longest, coldest section of the Bear 100.)
|stormy skies over Snyderville|