Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sorry, had to take time out for class and dinner. Not sure which of those was the most important but I know which one I enjoyed the most.
So...the last pictures were of the first large hill. What goes up has to go down and at this time I am still heading away from Silver City going south.
Once you get down the hill...it is 1.5 miles long, you come out into an area of rolling hills, grass and lots of cattle. These cattle happen to be my father-in-law's cattle. Look at all of the wonderful grass!
This area is sparsely populated but there are sure some nice homes. Most of them are new as this area is just now being subdivided. Lots of people from off somewhere else that are retiring and moving to the area.
My father-in-law does not live in any of the houses shown. I turned around at the gate and I am now headed towards Silver City, lunch, and a nap....HaHa!
You get to ride past the dumps for the Tyrone Copper Mine and the last picture I took once I reached the top of the hill by the mine. At this point I am 17 miles from my house and I wish I could say it was all downhill and smooth sailing from here but that would be a lie. From the top of this hill, you go downhill for 2 miles and then up for a mile and a half before going downhill into Silver. From Downtown Silver I have 4.5 miles to my house and 3 miles is basically uphill.
Once I arrived home, hot and sweaty; my littlest buddy was waiting for me. Spanky wanted to play ball-----RIGHT NOW! So I played ball for a few minutes and then took a shower. Somethings never change...at least about dogs and their complete joy upon arrival of their pet person!
Stay active, safe, and successful in your endeavors!