Libby wasn’t feeling too well, so I went to the park alone one day. She is a retired policewoman. During her 20 years of career, she had been injured many times. It is hard to imagine that, with all the injuries and pains, she is still able to hike better than most of the healthy people. I admire her strength and amazing spirit. I’ve joked a number of times that the person I’m looking for is the male version of her. 🙂
I followed a trail for a little while, then I went off trail. The scenery and rock formations are so marvelous that I decided to show Libby to the place the next day. I had to put up a few cairns so we would find our way easily.
The Wild West is wild—I almost stepped on a rattle snake! I jumped and ran away as fast as I could. Luckily Libby didn’t have her camera ready. Otherwise everyone would laugh at my cowardice and silliness. I’m so fearful of snakes, poisonous or not.