6 October 2010
So what did you think of the two pictures of the “sea creatures” from yesterdays blog? With the water as flat as glass and the sun giving great reflections, I thought the “water bug” and “sea creature” were really quite interesting. Both of those were taken at Red Fleet State Park, which sits just above the Red Fleet Reservoir. This is the state park that I mentioned earlier about the cost of camping AND charging additionally for the second vehicle…kind of stinks.
Well last night turned out to be a little exciting around here… I mentioned that we received our flu and shingle shots yesterday and we were told that there could be a little discomfort that can be associated with getting the shot. Right after dinner, Louise started getting sick to her stomach. She also had severe pain around her belt line and it extended around to her back. About an hour later she decided to head into bed but that didn’t last too long. Within a few more minutes we were underway to the hospital to see just what she is suffering from. With a lot of tests and 2 ½ hours later we walked out not knowing for sure just what she had or has. The guess is she had a passing of a gallstone, but that isn’t known for sure. Fortunately she is feeling pretty good tonight. About 2 this afternoon we drove way out to a place that was highly recommended to us for a great hike. I wasn’t too sure that she should be going so far out for a hike but she fought me to go. The place we went to is called “Jones Hole”. The area is a “National Fish Hatchery” that is located some 45 miles from Vernal and sits right at the borders of Utah and Colorado. I think you might like to know that the road was just like those that I’ve written about over that last week…constant curves, tremendous heights and even more tremendous drops. The one difference we noticed was instead of 6 or 8% grades, these were 10%. Thank God we were driving the toad instead of the coach. When we finally pulled up to the ledge that overlooked the fish hatchery, we were looking down approximately 2,000 to a lush green crevice that sat between some amazing red sandstone cliffs that are amazingly beautiful. Our hike