Friday, February 27, 2009

a little desert

it' was a quiet day. a quiet afternoon. a good day to go check out that place for 4 wheelin' a friend at church suggested. i wanted to be in the open, in nature somewhere, just Being simply in the moment. i stopped by the church along the way. there's been a 3 way circus with the hand lotion in the restrooms. so i bought two extra so each could have thier own. men going into the women's room for the lotion. in turn, women going into the men's room for lotion. then i saw it in the minister's restroom. and so was the musical lotion going around....
so anyway, a short pit stop and all is well.
i first stopped and treated myself to brunch @ my favorite burger joint. this was the day to treat me for me. a day of solitude in the crowd and not. nothing but play and quiet for the day. after brunch, i was off to the westside of town and beyond. there's a smaller city on the outskirts of Albq and where the 4 wheelin was to take place. 40 miles due west on a dead end road. there before me were the sand dunes. the desert. sandy it was and mostly bikers and 4 wheelers taking the course. i drove in and about. it was rugged for sure. i didn't go far, but was tempted. it look rather treacherous but i felt best not to do it alone. in my youth, i would have perservered. but now i'm a little wiser, i won't go it alone when it looks dangerous. the second photo here will give you a glimpse of the terrain. it doesn't quite depict the danger, but it was there. so i veered left and back over the dunes into thick sand that not just any car could do. the evidence of that was laying at the bottom where many trucks and cars and been laid to rest. maybe they were there intentionally, maybe not, but they were piled in heeps on top of one another. the edges of the cliffs were too close for comfort for me. but i made it out safely, enduring the terrain. i'll go back one day with company in tow. thankfully i decided to be safe for i soon learned that i didn't have the remote control for my winch. i learned today i've lost it and had to order a new one; otherwise the winch works fine. riding my mororcycle so much i hadn't used the winch in the past 3 yrs since i bought it. but a team at church wants to use it in a couple weeks to pull bushes out. thank goodness i played with it today to discover my lost. plus if i had ventured out further and got stuck, i would have had no way to get myself out. anyways, i did i have a nice road trip today. it was great to be out of dodge. next trip will be a little longer. for now, it's all quiet on the home front...




3 comments:

Indigo said...

Oh those pictures just called out to me. I would of loved going exploring through that terrain. I love the thrill of being somewhere I've never been before. Sounds like you had a wonderfully serene day just for you.

I had to Chuckle about the ring a round with the lotion. (Hugs)Indigo

Julie said...

It looks so nice and warm and sounds like you had a lovely trip. It would be lovely to be hiking there.

~ Lor said...

You are so lucky, what a beautiful place.