The clouds made for a beautiful sunrise this morning...
With our riding gear on and lunch packed in our quad, we were ready by 10:00 and headed over to Earl and Allison's. Eric and Janet's son, Matt, and his girlfriend, Allison, had arrived yesterday evening for a short visit. Today, we were taking them out on a ride to see the area. There were six quads...lead by Earl/Allison, followed by Matt/Allison, me, Steve, Eric and Art. Our planned route today was Dripping Springs, to Apache Chief Cabin and then over Hogback and home. I swore last year when we rode over Hogback that I would never do it again but we had ridden in the opposite direction last year, making it a mostly uphill climb. This time we would be riding down...however, I still wasn't convinced I wanted to do it...but I decided to give it another chance.
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It was going on 2:30 when we got back. Steve found he had been "attacked" again, so another extraction was needed. Earl to the rescue this time...thanks Earl! After saying thanks for another great ride (and goodbye to Matt and Allison), we soon had the quads unpacked and all our stuff put away.
Steve settled inside and read while I had my shower...and next thing we knew it was just before 5:00 and time to head off with Red and Pam. Fellow RV Dreamers Les and Sue (aka "Bigboomer") had invited us all over for dinner. Wow, what a spread...Les wasn't kidding when he said that Sue had been cooking up a storm all day! Time to dig in! Menu....salad, zucchini Parmesan, pasta with meat sauce...and a huge tray of roasted chicken, potatoes and peppers!
After a delicious dinner, we moved over to the campfire...where dessert was served. Coffee, cheesecake and a huge tray of Sue's cookies...oh my, so good...and we were so stuffed! We enjoyed more conversation around the campfire and then waddled back to the truck (with plates of leftovers each!) and headed home. Thanks for a wonderful dinner and evening, Sue and Les!