As soon as the Iowa game was over, my parents and I headed towards Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to burn off some of that Thanksgiving dinner. We chose the 6-mile White Rock Loop. It is a fantastic hike and it takes between 2-3 hours depending on how fast you move and how much you stop to play and take pictures. It doesn't require any scrambling and is great for dogs of all sizes (as long as they can do 6 miles). The landscape is really beautiful because it is literally a loop around a sandstone mountain.
Maggie is kind of a chicken and doesn't really get too far from me, but at one point, she decided to follow my dad while he was playing on the rocks. I called her name once and she realized how far away from me she was and she came running. She's mostly a good dog.
I highly recommend this hike as a fitness hike. The hike is all class 1 or 2. There are lots of parts of the hike that are excellent for trail running...just watch out for foot placement because there are definitely portions that make me nervous when I try to trail run because of small rocks in the path that are just begging to make me roll my ankle.
After finishing the hike, we were starving and exhausted so we decided a low-key night would be best. Our low-key night consisted of Cafe Rio (yum!!) and a movie.
|Barbacoa Nachos - so delicious. Barbacoa salad is also delicious, but I was in a nacho mood.|
|Cafe Rio has the best ice. I normally don't even put ice in my drinks, but at Cafe Rio, I make an exception.|
(I always drink diet coke. That is not the point of this image.)
I've had a number of my friends say that they don't want to read it because they don't agree with Orson Scott Card's (the author's) politics. If this is important to you, check the book out from the library or check out a used book stores. I've purchased a couple copies at used books stores to give to friends in the past. Used bookstores really are under appreciated.
I'm looking for a new book to read. Has anyone read anything lately that they recommend?