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... near the stops. I was surprised that O'Keeffe's work was so realistic. I had always thought of her work as being fairly abstract. I suppose some of it is but much of it is not.
After the tour I headed for Pagosa Springs, CO, which is the nearest town to Chimney Rock National Monument, my intended destination for tomorrow.
We rode to visit Willy's brother and his lovely wife Char who have a holiday home just outside of Chama. Great ride. Rode over 6 high passes and watched the old Steam train chug over the mountains. Watched the sunset over the mountains drinking 'moonshine' and eating ...
... her last night and locked her in the camper and went to the neighbors to visit for awhile. When we came back she had messed up the covers on the bed (she did not go to the bathroom on it), so we knew we had to crate her. So we set the crate up last night with the zip ties and carbiners ready to go for today.
We woke up to a cloudy, cool morning at 7:30. We had to move to a different campsite for tonight. We got ...
We concluded with a champagne toast to the balloonist's prayer:
The winds have welcomed you with softness
The sun has blessed you with it’s warm rays
You have flown so high and so well
That God has joined you in laughter
And set you gently back again
Into the loving arms of Mother Earth
And that is a perfect ending to a perfect ...
... and just as i got there i heard a mighty RAWWWWRRRRR back in the direction i came from but farther to the treeline. I kid you not, that bear sounded like a Monster! ..and it was loud. Of course it could have been a koala size bear just amplifying right next to a couple large boulders. So, it was about an hour or so to daylight, i looked at my paper tent, then the car, then back at my tent. I am not ashamed to say, i thought i'd relax in the car till ...