Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heading Out for Coffee

Last week went to lunch with one of John's friends from his high school days, Dave, and his wife, Alice. Wednesday we drove to their winter home in Apache Junction and went for a hike in the Superstition Mountains from the Peralta Trail Head. Because of the recent rains, the desert is very green.

We headed up the Lost Dutchman Trail toward Coffee Flats, a trail we had not been on before. What a great hike! According to the map, we went a little over 5 miles round trip. It isn't a difficult hike, but there are some ups and downs. And the scenery was great. There were saguaros everywhere, as well as interesting rock formations.

Dave brought along they chocolate lab, Obi. She loved the water where we had to cross a couple of streams.

We found a nice flat rock for our lunch-time picnic.

John is much more a cat person than a dog person, but he found a new friend in Obi. She is such a sweet--and very well behaved--dog. John even asked if she could come home with us for the night.

We are supposed to have really nice weather for a while. We really need to take some more hikes.


  1. I love the beautiful blue sky!

  2. Uh oh, do I see a dog in the future? Beautiful scenery!!!

    1. No. If anything, a cat someday. But probably not. We'll enjoy other people's pets.

    2. Same way we feel.

  3. The greened up desert looks interesting. I am not much of a hiker but five miles seems doable. The Lab is a wonderful dog. My son had one which was his first child. His three children came along later. Sadly, it had to be put down a year ago. He now had a blonde young lab. I think a Lab could handle RV living.