Sep 19, 2010

Beautiful Trails and Sunset - Our Vacation Continues

On Friday July 23, while Lucie and I were searching for our bear, Ron was out on the trails. Our friends Fred and Pam were in the FJ behind Ron so they got lots of great pix of our vehicle. Ron took the panoramic shots below. He took about 500 pix with our Nikon. Mostly one handed while driving (which makes him a combination of bad ass and stupid :) ). They are simply amazing and can be watched in a slideshow near the end of this post. So grab a cup of coffee or sweet tea, kick back and enjoy the ride!

This trail combo was like 50 miles long and took all day.  It's a long drive.

When they started out that morning they were so excited, so full of hope and adventure.  Little did they know of the one true horror that would befall them all, a curse and a haunting madness that would consume them all that day, a day that only a few would live to tell the tale and leave them envying the dead.
Whoa...sorry about that, too much Celebrity Ghost story on Bio lately...I meant they had a good time and came home for cake.

I think Heidi has a time share here.

This Jeep and it's driver were spared after a considerable amount of cash and snacks were turned over to the FJ crew.

Ron runs into a cloud, no injuries were reported.

This house is in the middle of the trail and has a reality for sale sign on it.  It would take hours to drive to it but it's a beautiful spot.  Right around here Ron ran into a collection of old ladies sitting by the side of the trail taking a small break.  They recommended he try walking the trail like them.  "Ha ha ha silly old ladies", Ron was heard to exclaim as he ran over one of their feet.  I now believe that Ron thought they were gypsy women and he was secretly hoping one of them would do that "Thinner" thing to him.  They didn't :(

Thank you very much Pam and Fred for the wonderful pix!

nom... nom... nom...
Yeah it was all cute fun and games till he viciously attacked the party and carried off a small child back to it's den.

This trail ride lasted nearly 12 hours.  He was fortunate to stop for lunch in an oddly isolated little village/town.  It was very "The Hills Have Eyes-esque" but the BBQ wasn't too bad.  Tasted a little like....Tom.
Lucie and I were very happy to have Ron home safe and sound.

Dusk. I love this time of day.

Evening potty break.  (Lucie had to go too)

Can you tell that he doesn't like having his picture taken much? To be fair, Lucie doesn't either. You would think that they would both be use to it by now considering that I always have a camera in hand.

Coming Sooner than the Last Post - Our Last Day of Vacation

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Sagira said...

SO neat to see these pictures. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

Such a fun event! Makes me miss living near the mountains


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great great adventure you're having dear friends!!!
Sorry for our absence...but remember we always are thinking of you all!!!
We missed you tons!!!
But as we can see you're having great great time all together!!!
We'd do anything to be there with you now!!!
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee....can we come with you next time!!!
Living such a wonderful and exciting adventure is one of mommy dreams!!!!!
She loves those big monsters with such a big big big wheeles!!!!
Take care of you dear friends!!!
Hope to hear from you soon!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!!

KB said...

We were in a lot of the same places! I rode my bike to Engineer Pass, albeit about a month later. Thank goodness the roads were almost empty. Otherwise, it would have been dangerous on a bike, especially with all the calamities befalling your pack :)

It's fun looking back on summer vacation, isn't it?

Maggie and Mitch said...

What incredible pictures and what narrow roads! Mom would be on the floor of the car shaking in her shoes!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh wow, what beautiful pictures!! I bet I would be scared on that trail, but it really is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Katie said...

Those are some very scary looking roads there, but also very beautiful scenery!

Ludo van Doggy said...

OMD! Very beautiful and scary! I just don't know what to bark, thanks for sharing the whole of your hol-ee-day, I has read it all now!
~lickies, Ludo

Holly and Zac said...

Wow, that looks amazing, but not something I could do. Would love to see the scenery but would be scared on those ledges. It must have been such a fantastic experience.

Loved the photo's and the commentary! lol

Thanks for sharing them. :)

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