I arrived very late at the timeshare, but got checked in and found the room easily enough. Pretty much I had dinner and went to bed. The next day I had a great breakfast and went shopping for food for the week. I decided to go up Schnebly Hill. Now, I had rented a Mitsubishi Montero cause I knew I wanted to go 4 wheeling, so I was prepared. The road is notorious for it's bumpiness so it was a fun ride.
You start at the bottom, of course and go up, that's how hills work. There's so much to see and so many wonderful mountains and rock formations it's just one oh and ah after another.
This is the one place that everyone stops to check out the view, more than half way up, it's a great place to hang out and rest. I used the sienna setting on the camera to get that old time feel. I got the medicine wheel with and without.
Nice view. Another weird camera setting, hit it by accident and thought it looked cool so I kept it. It's a rock with the sun shining behind it. Me and cactus, it was really tall, the rest of it is in the next picture.
See, it was huge. I drove to the top and went 4 wheeling on a trail that only the tour jeeps usually use. Along the way I saw these bulls grazing.
I love all the layers of the mountains. The bulls, that was the weirdest thing I ever saw, I had to get pictures as proof.
This guy was kind of cute. More setting sun. I ate at the Red Planet Diner for dinner, it's a very cool Alien theme restaurant with pretty good food and it's not too expensive either.
I love the way it looks at night, the spaceship fountain is cool. The middle pic is of one of the birds that hung outside of our balcony all the time. I ended up feeding them stuff every day. Then, I went to slide rock park. It's a cool place for kids of all ages to have fun in the hot weather. It has a natural water slide, but the water is very cold. There were lots of people there and I had fun.
I didn't want to ruin my suit so I didn't do the slide. I laid out in the sun, went for a wonderful walk up the river, found a great secluded spot to meditate a bit and cooled off in the water.
The next day I went to bell rock. It was hot and long hike to the top but I decided to go for it. I just took my time, drank lots of water and rested alot. I think I was still having altitude problems.
There are rocks all over the place, little formations, big ones, everywhere you look, it's very pretty.
Bell rock is kind of shaped like a bell from a distance, but up close it has lots of smaller peaks to get up on. I made it to the top of the peak in the first pic. The second pic is a rock across the valley. The third is the way up to the top, that's where I got some sun, took pictures and wrote stuff on the rocks with the chalky stones I found.
There was a good medicine wheel on a lower level.
I saw this blue bird and followed him around till I got a pic. You see them there alot, but they never stay still.
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