Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another Day... Slidin' Along in the Desert

The locals drove some cattle past the other evening... Arizona Cowdogs are just a lil' different than you see a lot of other places...

*Arizona Cowdogs come in a Variety of styles*

Take a closer look behind that horse in the center...


Ya'll better have some slow cows... if you're gonna herd 'em with a Dachshund! Must be pretty embarrassing when you have to stop the herd to wait for the dog to catch up! :)

Lot's to get done today. Need to finish up this leather and then get the rig cleaned up, packed up and hitched up ready to park in the storage yard tomorrow morning...

Hmmm... might not be a bad idea to run on in today and make sure I've still got a spot there huh?

Then... tomorrow noon or so I'll start rolling north and into Utah... headed for the front range.

A fella has three options from here; 1. Go across I-40 to the Duke city and north on I-25 over Raton Pass. 2. Cut up across the Res through Cortez, over through Pagosa Springs and climb Wolf Creek Pass or 3. Up through Utah to catch I-70 and across through Grand Junction and over the passes west of Denver.

2 is the shortest, 1 is the longest way and 3, through Utah is the midlength trip. About a hundred miles from shortest to longest... and with a rig that sails about 13 hours if you keep it legal. I used to could do the run in less than 12 hours. ;)

This one, counting maybe a catnap somewhere is likely gonna be more like 16.

I'll have to make a decision at Flagstaff... and then another just north of there if I choose against I-40 and Raton...

This camp is not so picturesque in the daylight. Nothing really to set it apart... at sunrise and sunset is when it seems to come alive... and kinda stand apart.







Daylight is burning and a lazy puncher has a lot to get done on weak ambition... so I better get after it.

Gettin' Ready to Roll
Brian

7 comments:

Dave said...

Sorry to hear you've been having money issues. No matter how much you try to get away, it keeps pulling you back in. Grrr....

Maybe after Christmas something will come up. Keep your chin up!

John said...

Hi Brain, that picture of the cowdog is too funny. Need to frame that one. Have a safe trip home.
Thanks for all the post this year and nice meeting you this fall. Collene and I wish you and Heidi a very merry Christmas. Hope 2014 is better all the way around for you.
John Davidson

Teri said...

Hoping you have some good weather over the mountain passes. I've gone up over I-70 in a little 4 cyl car and it was difficult, no snow going in the tunnel heading east, but snow at the end of the tunnel (wasn't expecting that in May). I did not like taking the rig over Wolf Creek Pass, but did not mind driving Raton Pass in the rig.

Brian said...

Dave; yeah... nothing new really, just gets frustrating when you think you made the turn and find out you did 360 degrees right back to where you were! :)

John; Thanks. I'm planning on 2014 being a lot better... so ever'body better duck! ;)

Teri; Just looked at the changing weather... snow all three possible routes... guess I'm glad I've got a fresh set of tires. Could be a bit of a slow run! ;)

Michelle said...

It's a good thing you took the picture of the cow dog. No one would believe you. Lol. Safe travels!

Jeff and Lori said...

I guess when he heard someone say "get a long little doggie" he did.

Mike OBrien said...

Did ya make it to the Front Range yet or are ya lost in the mountain snows?