I’m taking a break from care-taking and made it to Flagstaff for the night so I’m about half way to Christmas at Bill’s house in Kanab, Utah.
Hard to believe only two weeks ago Berta got a new knee. She is getting around fabulously with walker or crutches. No driving yet. She asked me to take her to visit a dear friend in town so they could chat and play Rummikube—a game I know nothing about. How exciting that she feels up to getting out of the house for more than PT.
Wednesday morning I’m awake in time for, no colorful sunrise as the sky is completely gray. After returning from Berta’s PT and fuel and propane fills I headed north about 1:30pm. Looks like I might get a little rain.
I like the drive up Iron Springs Road to Prescott with its gentle curves past boulders and over the Bradshaw Mountains. Even saw a brief and faint rainbow. Also saw road construction, a recumbent bicycle, an oversized shed coming the opposite way down the road, and numerous hawks perched on electric poles.
Listened to rain on the roof all night. Could have been worse if it was snow. That could happen on the drive back south from Utah.
And so this morning after a brief stop at a yarn shop for knitting needles I’m on my way for the second half of the drive to Christmas.
Heads up National Park visitors… For those soon turning 62 years old the long time $10/life National Park Senior Pass is soon to increase to $80. It’s probably about time, but as a “Senior” with a small budget I’m glad I bought mine on my birthday last March. #FindYourPark http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2016/12/updated-price-senior-pass-going-80-buy-it-now-10