Well, we may not have been flying with the eagles on our 25 mile trip up the mountains and into Strawberry, Arizona, but we were riding where the hawks were flying. As we climbed the mountain, it rose in altitude over 3000 feet during the last 10 miles, taking us, once again, to an altitude of over 7000 feet, At one point, we had two hawks flying right beside us, just over our heads and even below us! What a thrill that was. We were looking down into the valley floor over 2,000 feet below us. It was beyond description. We could see forever and as soon as I can get my pictures off the camera, I will post some for you.
The Arizona Republic ran quite an article on us and an old friend of mine saw the paper when he was in Tucson picking up his son's car to take back to Montana until Jake gets back from Afganistan.Warren and his wife, Sana, are two of my oldest and dearest friends... family really... the kind that are related by the heart rather than by blood. We made arrangements to meet and he came to visit us on his way up to Montana. It was a wonderful visit. I hated to see him go... We are all homesick for family and friends and the pets we left at home. It gets very hard sometimes. We are all doing well, except for this little weird creature that is eating me alive! They are called Cedar Gnats. THEY ARE AWFUL! I look like I have chicken pox. The bites are absolutely maddening! The itch is horrible! I can't wait until I am not in their territory anymore! Marla has quite a few bites that are making her uncomfortable, I think I have a zillion of them, and for some reason, they don't seem to like Edie much! Other than that... we are well and making our way across Arizona. Love to all.... friends, family and pets we have left behind... We miss you all. Andi