Joan and I arrived at Lake Mead Friday, a couple days ahead of schedule. September seemed to fly by so fast as we were wrapping up our summer job driving and inventorying BLM roads in Nephi, UT, about 50 miles south of where we started in Tooele, UT. Between April 13 when we started and October 9 when we returned to Lake Mead we drove almost 21,000 miles; worked in 4 states including Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana; and saw some spectacular scenery that 95% of the population has never seen.
This summer we were a little warmer than usual as we have been working summers at elevations between 5K'-8K'. This year we were working in the lower deserts. In Montana during August we had a couple of 100 degree days. And while we thoroughly enjoyed our summer job, there were days when we didn't see eye to eye on how to get it done. We got upset with one another as co-workers often do; but those disagreements and conflicts were soon forgotten as we enjoyed the scenery around us and the camaraderie of our other co-workers.
We had a final game night with our other teams before we left. L-R...Joan, Jessica, Daniel, Maxine, Dave, Chuck, Claudia and me!
We headed to Moab to meet up with Gay & Joe (Good Times Rollin') and do a little 4 wheeling.
|Joe & Gay in Pearl showing us the way|
We drove Onion Creek-Thompson Valley our first day there.....
|Driving down Dragon's Tail|
and followed up a day later on Hell's Revenge.
|The wheel wells look a little fuller with the 35" tires|
|The Cardiac Kids - 2015 Mesquite|
|Some times we play...and some times we play!|
L-R Gary, Buster, Gary, Frank, Kenny, Stan,
Tommy, me, Steve, Ray, Kooch, Dave & Bobby
Well, that's about it for now. Stay Tuned. More to Come!