Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Presidential Hike

My husband, otherwise known as "Mr. Backroads" loves nothing more than a bone jarring dirt road leading...












to a bone jarring hike...
leading to pools of clear fresh water...
 

(oh wait, that was the wrong pool)


leading to an mysterious cliff dwelling tucked in a beautiful canyon
 




leading us to wonder how these amazing cliff dwellers survived perched on this precarious canyon wall...
leading to twingy muscles this morning and appreciation that I didn't have to raise my children on a precipice.


13 comments:

Laurel said...

Arizona outside during winter, priceless!

Connie said...

You have the best adventures. The twingy muscles on the other hand do not sound fun.

jen said...

Here I was expecting some satire on the upcoming AZ debate. I'm sure that's in the works too, right?

Holly said...

Oh so impressed I am. Did you get all sweaty and dirty? I don't remember the last time i was sweaty and dirty, but that's a story for another day. sigh...

Holly said...

And...when I saw that first picture I thought you were going to tell me that you went to the Renaissance Fair and your husband got a turkey leg. Those are pretty darned good.

Laraine Eddington said...

Nawww, that was no turkey leg. Mark turned into a hunter gatherer and picked up a club after he saw a bobcat. However, no bobcats were harmed during the duration of the hike.

Sue said...

Sounds like your hubby and mine are of a kind.

=)

PS. And I'm willing to settle for a tie on the relative looks of our kids... (I'm afraid I'd lose the arm wrestle!)

;)

Marti said...

I've thought the same thing about cliff dwellings before. Wonder how many kids (and even adults) missed a step that was their last.

just call me jo said...

Mr. Backroads, huh! He looks so cute. I'm glad you didn't have to raise children on the cliffs too. How far away is this little outing.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I love the idea of cliff dwellings but the only ones I've actually seen are the ones at Montezuma's Castle. I wonder what people did when they were too old to climb the cliffs anymore.

Pondside said...

If I'd been part of that hiking party I'd have generously and unselfishly offered to bring a picnic and icy lemonade, and to stay below to prepare for the hikers' descent.
You're welcome!

karen said...

The last time we were in Arizona (Sedona, then MESA!) we took a side trip somewhere and saw some cliff dwellings. It was so interesting! My husband loves to hike. Me not so much (bad ankles and knees!) but that kind of thing is fascinating.
Aare you ready for the big debate? I just can't get enough of this stuff...

MTeacress said...

Every time I see dwellings like that, I wonder why the doors are so short. Do you think the people were really that short? Interesting!