Thursday, September 20, 2007


Roy who is a neighbor and lives in the subdivision across the parkway is a regular in the desert every morning to walk his two black labs. We always cross paths every morning on our short and daily jonts in the desert to take in the scenery and fresh air. We had been planning a trip to Golden Valley to check out some Indian caves, me on my new ATV and Roy and his son on their UTV. A UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) can be considered the largest quad they make or a micro mini  4x4 truck and weigh 3 times more then a ATV which has the same size motor. Anyway our trip was faced with the possibility of rain that evening and it was overcast all day, so we were concerned about flash floods and would have to be ready to ride up the side of a hill to avoid flash water. This is much easier in an ATV or UTV because they can climb to higher ground fast where regular vehicle's and 4x4's cannot. the temperatures were marvelous and never got above 82. Although we did not find any artifacts in the Indian caves it was neat to see them and know people once lived in them. The whole trip was about 65 miles with a stop for lunch and many refreshment brakes. It never ceases to amaze me how even though our world and universe is not perfect, God really did see to it that it was made good, evident in its beauty and art.