Desert Nights (Woodside, Utah, USA)

Man alive!  The temperature plummeted fast!  I mean fast!

We made the best time we’ve made for ages – whipped out fifty miles in record time.  So when we saw a road heading back toward the towering sandstone cliffs we’ve been following all day, we turned in.

It was great to hang out in the desert for a while after our ride.  The kids had a blast climbing hills and exploring the area while John and I relaxed in the warm sunshine.

But when the sun began to set – oh my!  Within a matter of minutes we hastily pulled hats and gloves and jackets off the bikes and bundled up.  Fortunately, we have warm sleeping bags to retreat to.

It appears as though we’ve lost Daryl – for a while anyway.  Yesterday I bought “Brisinger” – the third book of the Eragon trilogy.  Daryl immediately dove in and disappeared.  We’ll see his face again once he finishes the book.  I suppose there are worse things that could happen – but I’ll miss his smiling face.

Kilometers today:  81
Kilometers to date:  6602

Daryl reading Brisinger

Davy in Utah

Heading back to find a campsite

John setting up the tent

The kids playing in the desert

Our campsite

Getting dinner on our dining room table

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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