Mom and Dad were tired of working on the house, and Boom and I were tried of DOING NOTHING!!!
So Dad said, “Let’s go out to the desert and do a Walk About….Who knows what cool stuff we will get to see.” Boomer yelled, “AND SMELL! COOL STUFF TO SMELL!”
We loaded up and headed out. It was a BLAST! Although, Mom and I didn’t walk very fast Boomer and Dad had a great time.
We saw the ruts left from years and years ago when the freighters from Grand Junction would haul in supplies to the canyons areas and to Delta. It was always hard going if the desert was wet…clay soil is a tough thing to pull/walk/stove through. The desert got the name ‘Stinking Desert’ because the freighters dreaded the haul so much—“We have to head off through that Stinking Desert,” they would say. Over time the name just stuck…sort of like the wagons…tee hee!
We walked under the highway into the cement tunnel—which is really to carry the flash flood water under the highway instead of over the highway and wash the road out.
On the other side of the highway is a pond of SLIME WATER!
Even I didn’t like the slime water and I adore water!!!
After that we went back to the pick-up and headed into Delta. In Delta we went to Confluence Lake and walked around there for a spell. That was nice. Boomer found a dead fish, but Mom wouldn’t let him near it. (Boomer pouted all the way back to the pick-up)
We got home as the sun was sinking into the horizon. Boomer and I agreed it sure was nice to go for a little ride after all the days of waiting for Mom and Dad to finish down at the other house. Mom and Dad both said that was refreshing.
And you know something? I agree. A little change of pace is always a good thing.