We received a call from our daughter in Grand Junction, Colorado and her husband asking if we would like a small break to go on a Four-Wheeler ride on Grand Mesa. (Grand Mesa is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world)
Packing a lunch, our jackets, and my camera (of course 🙂 ) we were ready to go.
It wasn’t long before they arrived pulling a trailer which would fit three four-wheelers and the extra four-wheeler in the back of his pick-up truck!
WHEEE! We were off!
Grand Mesa is a special place to me. My brother and I grew up in Eckert, Colorado. Close to the base of Grand Mesa. Many a time our parents and grandparents would ”head up the mountain’ for a day, or a couple of days and nights, or more.
Summers always included times on Grand Mesa.
Today there are many, many more people on this huge flat top mountain than when we were growing up. But having more people enjoying ‘the mesa’ brings with it other things than just crowds. It brings groups of people who band together to create trails for backwoods enthusiasts; off road vehicles, hikers, and fishermen. The winter has cross-country skiers and snow machiners testing their skills.
(Cliff and Kimberly Rezak)
We ate lunch at Trickle Park Reservoir, after which we headed back to every day life.
My goofy husband!
Joy can be sparked by the most simple of delights, don’t you agree?
A day off from the ‘every day of life’ is just so —- well, refreshing. Life isn’t about mastering everything in it…Life is an adventure. Some days you just have to experience something vastly different from the ordinary, for the ordinary to be more than just idling along.
Here is my wish for you today—I wish that each one of you can experience that feeling of the wind in your hair, music blasting on the radio, you singing along at the top of your voice–not caring if you are in tune —just feeling the music, the wind and the simple delight of being alive!
Or anything that is slightly different for your regular day. Something that lifts you right into that other place of refreshment and a feeling of great pleasure and happiness!