Since we work all weekend and Saturday and Sunday are our busiest days, we take Wednesday off as our rest day. This is the day that I like to explore something or go on a day adventure somewhere. I catch up on emails and try to feel grounded. Here are a few of the things we have done on our “day off”.
The closest town to us is San Andres. It’s a 10.9 mile road that is dirt, with plenty of potholes, ridges, rocks, ditches and hills. I should say hills, hills, and more hills. It’s one of those challenges that’s sort of been established around here – to ride there and back. And so I agreed to the ride this month with the crew. We had a close call with a truck, numerous close calls to wiping out, we rode the last 5 miles in the dark, while downpouring, and the sweat blinding me. How no one wrecked is still a mystery. Our bikes were sort of pieced together and we only needed a wrench once on the ride. Not bad. David was riding Grace’s oldest bike – kind of like a unicycle. None the less, about as good as adventures get around here!
We also have visited the Rio Grande….. a good hour drive from our house and then a good 40 minute walk down a STEEP grade. We found a raging river at the bottom where we had a picnic, found a lizard, and explored. It is always good to get a break and a change in scenery. For me the highlight was finding this waterfall…. a clear trickle of water was flowing into this massive river of turbulent water and as I followed it, it led to a beautiful cleft. So peaceful. So quiet. As I climbed higher and higher my eyes feasted on the beauty.
A termite nest in a tree….
The view from the cove.
The Rio Grande itself
The view from midway down our path.