Last month, Sailor Babo decided to see how the fall colors were progressing near the Maroon Bells. It was another week or so before the aspen leaves were at their peak, but it was still pretty. Not pictured: him diving into Babo-sized cookies when we went back to Aspen.
At the very start of August, Sailor BabO Canada went on a little getaway from the city, and he forgot to post his pictures! He stayed for a few days near Port Dover, a rural fishing and farming area on the north shore of Lake Erie, a couple of hours’ drive from Toronto.
The little town of Port Rowan was beautified by many decorative red bikes that just needed to be sat on.
Also in Port Rowan, seafaring stuffie that he is, he found a lighthouse, just his size.
A lot of people go birding at the Long Point Bird Observatory. Sailor Babo was no exception. He saw lots of bird species! They all posed for a selfie with him!
After all that sightseeing, Babo need a nice picnic under the trees near his B&B in Normandale.
He sure wishes it was still August! Don’t you?
Babo and BSG wanted to get back out into the woods, and this time they let AmyH come along.
They all made the short trek east of Phoenix to the Tonto National Forest.
It’s pretty unknown to most Phoenix people, and the campground had been closed this summer due to fire restrictions. Up until this weekend, that is, so they pretty much had the place to themselves.
Let’s set up camp!
Setting up camp is hard! It’s time to relax!
AmyH is starting to suspect this trip was all about BSG and Babo trying out all their solar-powered camping gear.
With camp all set up, it’s time for hiking. And maybe some rock climbing.
Babo finds his line to get up the rock.
We also came across some radio communication towers.
Babo collected some leaves to investigate.
And they also found an old mine shaft. Or is it a bear cave?!
After the hike, Babo decided to kick back with his favorite Arizona camping beer.
Of course, you have to have a campfire!
Babo wants to make a joke, but this is a family blog.
All in all, a great time in the woods was had by all!
The other day, Sailor Babo acquired some funny-looking glasses. For some reason, he couldn’t see anything through them.
Oh well. Supposedly they would come in handy.
On Monday, Sailor Babo was rudely awakened in the wee hours of the morning and packed up for a trip to Wyoming where he’d be able to put his glasses to use. Unfortunately, the Cap’n was too distracted and didn’t snap a picture of Sailor Babo watching the sun grow smaller and smaller…
…and then made up for it by getting a picture of Sailor Babo with an unusually dark, yet bright moon.
After witnessing the rare celestial event, Sailor Babo made a quick side trip to see Oregon Trail wagon wheel ruts on the way home.