(Jan) We really do get a kick out of hiking and climbing in the Ogilby Hills! Last time we went to the top we ascended from west and descended going east. This time we chose to climb up the water course from the east directly below the peak. It was an exhilarating climb and of course, great views at the top. Going down we traveled southwest, followed a steep water course due south and then walked out south east along the main wash. We’d sure be interested to compare routes & notes with others who have done this hike.
We arrived back on 53rd St. late Wednesday afternoon and are now officially ‘townies’ again until we head to Lake Mittry for Thanksgiving. Thursday we had a delicious Lasagna dinner with Joanne along with an afternoon of playing cards and catching up on laundry. Yesterday we went over to Sheppards for a Boomer Happy Hour! It’s kind of amazing that there is always a mix of different friends, old and new but it is always a good time! It was great to see many of our friends that we hadn’t seen since last season. Pictured at left are Ken & Sue Pace, Ernie, Chris Christenson, Nancy & Gary Asplund, Patsy Cook, Joel Buchan, Dan Sheppard, me, Gene & Kathy Thaden, Chuck and Jenny Sheppard.
One things we have been determined to do more of is walk so each morning and evening we get out and do a mile or two. The desert offers such dynamic landscapes but walking in the Foothills is a different kind of beauty; houses, landscaping, different kids of RV’s and casitas to look at along with the surrounding desert mountains. And on Thursday through Sunday there are garage sales!! This morning we came upon just the garage sale we needed. Our basement refrigerator/freezer quit last summer and we found a nearly new Norcold today at a very good price. It didn’t take us long to get back home, grab the pick-up and go back to pick it up. We cleaned it up and Chuck installed it in our lower bay. We’re very happy to have found exactly what we needed.