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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fun with Friends

Whenever we get a chance we are off to explore all the great open country near us.  And we are so lucky to have great friends that love to explore also.  A few weeks ago we were all able to get together for a full day of exploration and fun.

We parked near a great ranch homestead that borders BLM land and unloaded our Quads:)

 After going through a few gates we were in open country.  Of course I believe a couple jokes were exchanged during the gate passing, LOL.

We were in no hurry, the jokes and fun continued:)

And we are off!!!

Time for breakfast at the first windmill:)
In this part of the country, there is no freshwater. So ever so many miles there are windmills that use the wind to pump water up out of the ground and into huge holding tanks which fill the cattle  water troughs.  I just love the sound of the windmills running,  it brings back so many good memories from my younger years.  

Me and my cow!   LOL.  
 Na, just a cow on the ranch waiting for us to leave so she can come in and get a drink.

Of course we had to climb a hill for a great view:)
The hill in the distance directly over my head is Massacre Peak.  

Another windmill stop!!  LOL

Time to cook some lunch:)

One of the ranch dogs had ran alongside of us for the entire morning and after feeding her our extra hot dogs, we gave her a ride:)
She has the perfect life, miles of country to run and an entire ranch to protect and at least for today, new friends to hang out with.

Saw a herd of antelope:)  Ok I admit it, I took this picture without my eyeglasses so I was lucky to get them.  It was a kinda point and shoot at them.

We explored this old ranch house:)  Notice there are no wires of any kinds near it.  No electricity nor running water:(

Even though we had enough hot dogs, chips and firepower to warn off any army, it was time to start heading home.

Just a totally beautiful day turning into a totally beautiful evening:)
I just love these wide open spaces!!


  1. Looks like you had fun. Nice to have those things to do with hubby and friends, and looks like you found some interesting places. Bless you, Gail

  2. Really open land. This kind of adventure would be a bit too dusty for me. My allergies would have a field day so-to-speak. It looks like you had fun and isn't that what it's all about? Great photo essay!

  3. Wow, what a great day. My hubs has big plans of spending many days like this when our little bear is a bit older. You make it look a lot more fun than he makes it sound! =)

    thank you so much for sharing this at the Oh HAPPY Day party!

  4. Good grief, that just looks like way too much fun!! :-) (love the cow)

  5. Those quads look like fun! I bet it is nice to be in all that open space!

  6. Hi, Hoppin' here from the Great Blog Train. I retired about 2 years ago and am loving every minute of it. Looks like you're have fun, too. Will be following to check out your adventures.


  7. i've never ridden on one of those before! I so want to. crazy fun looking

    happy to be a new follower

  8. What fun you are having! I am green with envy ;-) Love that old house, I'll be happy living there!

    1. What a lovely post to share at link parties! Thank you for linking at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party, Evelyn :-)

  9. Which quad pulls the Andy Gump along?


  10. My man really wants to go on an Outback 4-wheeler adventure, but we have to get to Australia first!

  11. Looks like you had lots of fun! =)

  12. Hi, Evelyn! Found your blog over at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. How fun to take off with all that open space and ride into the wild blue yonder! And to be retired empty-nesters and having so much fun! My hubby and I look forward to do things like that someday soon!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

  13. This looks like so much fun! What an amazing day you must have had.

    I'm stopping by from the Thumping Thursday blog hop.

  14. OMG! I loved reading this and looking at the pictures. Looks like so much fun...I loved the scarf your are wearing in the cow picture. I also loved the look of the old ranch house. Im gonna start following you blog because I love how you have different random things on here. Thanks for sharing. come visit me sometime @

  15. One more thin...I just seen where you turned off anoymouse comments. How did you do that? Id love to do that because I get so much spam too. I had to turn my moderation on.

  16. That sure looks like a lot of fun!! :)

    Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train! We loved having you! And you helped us have a successful third run down the tracks!

  17. Wow! How awesome!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful, adventurous day with us!!

  18. Wow. This looks like fun! I want to do it also. Over here my nephew uses a Skijet. we've got lot of snow still and more coming tonight. :) Linda

  19. I bet that was a BLAST! Even the dog went :)

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  21. What a beautiful day. You were extra lucky to get to enjoy it with friends. So different from here - thanks for sharing it.

  22. what a wonderful day out my friend, Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  23. Yes, my friend you are very lucky to have friends that will go out and be adventerous with you. We have been looking for this for a long just seems in the empty nester stage...everybody just wants to stay home all the time...sigh! Thanks for the virtual exploration!

  24. Hi! I found you from the blog hop and glad I did! Looking forward to reading through your blog!

  25. What fun! I would spend a day like that.

  26. Evelyn.
    Thank you for sharing this at my link party. You're David's pick this week on Follow Up Thursday. Four-wheeling is one of our favorite hobbies.
    Hugs my friend,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  27. Looks like so much fun. This is on my bucket list. :D


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))