Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hanging Deer - O, dear Lord!

This is not my daily blog, but I couldn't resist. I had to get this one up right away.

Max and I pulled into Monticello, UT about 3:00 - checked into our hotel. I had wondered why I couldn't get motel rooms through Friday night around here. Wednesday and Thursday night, but the weekends were totally full. Hmmm ... My brother said that it was probably because of hunting season. He's right.

Hunters are out in force here this week.

So ... we are in the last room in this strip motel. It's awesome. Right next to us is a patch of grass for Leica - which in desert country is a big deal. The poor girl refused to go to the bathroom this afternoon because she kept walking on weird pine needles and burrs. They were everywhere. Happiest moment of her day was when Max pulled into a town and spotted a whole bunch of grass.

Anyway, we're unloading everything (Max is - I'm getting high because I have internet) and he comes in and says "You have to go out the door and look to the left." I went out and saw the immense vista, saw some old trucks and decrepit buildings. "What am I supposed to be seeing?"

He responded. "Just look."

Well, I wasn't focusing on what he wanted me to see. So, he had to point it out to me. Not 20 feet from our hotel room was this:

We went out for dinner. Got some great pizza at a local joint and came back to our room about 10 minutes ago. An ATV was parked in front of our room - running with it's lights on. I was focused on that. I told Max to just park on the gravel beside it and was a little annoyed with the whole thing. As Max pulled in, a guy came over and said he would move it - they needed the light ... BECAUSE THEY'RE DRESSING THE DAMNED DEER!!! TONIGHT!

I am definitely a city girl.


Anonymous said...

Yummmmmm, Deer Jerky!

What a hoot! Great to talk to Max!

Love you both, have a great time during the remainder of your vacation.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is FUNNY! What a hoot -- not something you see everyday in the city is it? But, back in the sticks.... (giggle)

LOVE keeping up with you on your daily adventures. Hope you keep having a wonderful time - miss you!