The following day we went to see a vet - Rebecca - because of Lyra. She had had some problems with her back legs and we could not identify ourselves what it could be. Rebecca did not find anything serious and thought Lyra might have beginning of arthritis. Well we got some medication to see whether that would help. We will see.
|Somewhere along the road before Grand Mesa.|
We were done early and this would be a short riding day. To avoid that issue and not to be too early at Uli's place we rode via Grand Mesa. Beautiful roads through the forest and fantastic views into the valley, until we reached the clouds or better said the soup. The fog was in some places so thick that I could not see Skippy riding in front of me – maybe 10m visibility.
|Driving through soup.|
|The great view to the valley :)|
|Break nearby Delta.|
|Funny art in Grand Junction downtown.|
|Skippy was shopping for peaches.|
A few impressions from Colorado National Monument:
|Skippy loves the heights! (the place appeared to be known for successful suicides)|
We got to talk to a few neighbors and we thank one person very much for generous contribution!
Uli made some plans for us and Sunday was a hiking day southwest of Red Mountain Pass together with his girlfriend Cindy. We climbed up the hills with his off-road vehicle and then had a nice walk around Porphyry Lake in the Porphyry Basin. Our girls loved it and even Hertta lost all her senses, which resulted in the fact that she had a big blister on her paw in the afternoon.
|Skippy got new pants...|
|... and a few stickers :)|
|Great selections of organic produce at local Sprouts! Fruitarian heaven :D|
|Wolfi's beer collection!|
|Ludvig & Lyra.|
|My Finnish girls enjoying the snow!|
|Lyra loved the place and was heavily trying to catch some Pika.|
|Pika's food storage.|
|Marmot having a sun bath :)|
|Yes, this area really reminded us of Switzerland, both in nature and in price level!!!|
|We had lunch in some Mexican restaurant in Ouray and they had a habit of pinning the tip money to the roof and then later donating it to some charity.|
|Unfortunately this "herb store" was closed when we got there and Skippy didn't get her Alien-medicine :( Have to go there at some other time...|
There was also some bike maintenance to do, but first there was the idea to ride White Rim Trail with my sidecar :)
A short travelogue by Skippy, should be visible in all countries!