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High Fiber—Better Late Than Never?

Apologies for the late post. I found myself with my blog post written and no internet when the time came.

 

We left Tuesday of last week to head to Moab, parts south and lower elevations to spend more than a week in our little trailer. DH really enjoyed his Nook while we were traveling. We didn't watch a single movie! I used my iBooks app for bedtime reading and the Audible app for audiobooks, so I could knit.

I can cook in my little kitchen, but I had prepared and frozen most of our food, so the cooking was easy.

The first four nights, we stayed in the RV campground Archview Resort outside of Moab. We had hookups and internet, It was filled with noisy ATV enthusiasts. The first couple of days were cool, but warmer than at home, at least. Then it warmed up to beach weather. Thursday the pups and I took a hike near the campground, while DH went on a hike with his brother. We (the pups and I) had some great views.

The following day was much warmer, so DH and I took the pups to Mill Creek Trail just outside Moab. This trail has been chosen by GORP.com as one of the 10 best doggie hikes in the country. The pups would agree. They got some swimming in, and it was a nice hike for the two-leggeds, including lots of beautiful wildflowers and a couple or waterfalls. 

When we stopped at the gas station, we encountered this interesting doggie-centered vehicle.

I found out too late that Moab has a nice local yarn shop and a local quilt shop. Next time we go there, I plan on visiting both.

Saturday we moved the trailer to close to Goblin State Park and parked on BLM land for a couple of nights. Oh, the wind! I think we took half the desert with us when we left. I'm still knocking red sand out of my ears and blowing it out of my nose!

We had a nice hike on Sunday, one that required some scrambling, and I'm not talking about eggs. Fortunately, the pups are very agile and didn't require help. Besides the gorgeous flowers, we have seen some beautiful sunsets. 

Then we were off to Capitol Reef for a few days. Part of visiting Capitol Reef was a look at the early 20th Century community of Fruita. On the first morning we woke up to a herd of mule deer in our "backyard."

There was a school, a blacksmith's shop and several other original buildings with recorded messages on life in southern Utah in the early to mid 20th century.

I brought several projects along to work on, but my focus has been on getting a start to the Mary Tudor cardigan from Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore using Palette yarn in Brindle Heather, Indigo. Heather, Midnight Heather, Blue Note Heather, Toffee, Marine Heather, Suede, Clematis Heather and Regal. I made a lot of progress while I was without Internet.

(You can see the steek to the right, the sort of checkerboard stitches.) I also CO some socks, so I would have a small project to grab, using Cat Bordhi's Bavarian Twisted Stitch pattern and Stroll Tweed in Flagstone Heather.

What's on my needles: Mary Tudor Cardigan, a couple of inches of body done. Also Cat Bordhi's Bavarian Twisted Stitch socks using Stroll Tweed in Flagstone Heather.

What's on my Featherweight: Still waiting for Delectable Pathways to be ready to put together. 

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Just finished The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen and started Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey. We listened to The Face of Fear by Dean Koontz while traveling. Still watching "Stranded Colorwork, Basics and Beyond" from Craftsy.

What's my app of the week: Compass. It works even without internet. How is that possible?

What's in my wine glass: Gato Negro Malbec, again, the big bottle. What's not to like?

What's my tip of the week: Always schedule a blog post in case you lose Internet or find yourself without it.

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

 

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Tags: Mary, Tudor, Utah, colorwork, dogs, southern, trailer, travel

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2014 at 5:16pm

When I was pregnant with our first, we took our poodle Tammy in the VW bug to Banff and slept in a pup tent. Yes, appropriate, right? It rained, and the three of us huddled inside the tent while hungry mosquitos the size of sparrows clung to the mosquito netting on the opening trying to decide whether to eat us there or take us back to camp. When we were leaving, a park ranger stopped us because he thought from a glance that our pup in the back seat was a bear cub. That was an adventure.

Comment by angelkarhu on May 9, 2014 at 3:20pm
We never went camping or tent camping as a child. As a 30 something we did cabins but they just had beds. Had to walk what seemed like forever on a full bladder to the bathrooms hoping I didn't get mauled by a bear! The only other camping trip was when I was four or five and I screamed my head of the whole night because my oldest sister thought it would be fun to say mom and dad were gonna get eaten by bears in the night. We girls were in back of station wagon, parents in sleeping bag on ground. I ended up in their sleeping bag I was so loud and a disturbance. Oh sisters. Same thing happened a few years later when she and my cousin pretended to squeeze the heads off all my stuffed animals. I was tortured I tell ya!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 9, 2014 at 1:35pm

I have to agree on that... at our age, tent camping is NOT highly recommended.. at least not by me. 

Comment by cherylbwaters on May 9, 2014 at 1:31pm

Yes, I know of Holiday World, though we've never stopped there. I think when you are older, this is the only way to go camping. One of the last times we camped, I was pregnant with Jack. It's not fun sleeping on the ground in a tent when one has a huge belly. I think if I tried to sleep in a tent, I wouldn't be able to get up off of the ground.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

No, don't get sucked out to sea! RV campgrounds usually have hookups as an option: water, sewer and...electricity. Simply Quilts had an episode once about a lady trucker who had her sewing machine set up in her extended cab. We have a generator we can use when we don't have hookups, important because our fridge needs some power, even when it runs on gas. The hot water heater also needs battery power to ignite the gas. The stove doesn't need any power, though, and we can heat water on it if we need to. An ice chest would be enough to replace the fridge, but isn't as convenient. We didn't watch any movies this time. DH had his Nook book, and I had either my audiobooks or my eBook, A Single Thread, by Marie Bostwick. I've read it before, but it was on sale for the Kindle app, and I enjoyed the story. It's about a woman who gets dumped by her husband, goes to New England on a whim to get away and see the fall colors, falls in love with a shop space for rent on "Cobbled Court" and decided to open a quilt shop. The whole series is good. It has some similarities with Debbie Macomber's "Blossom Street" novels, only with quilting as a backdrop instead of knitting. Now, if our devices need charging and we have no power or battery, we would have to go for a ride in the car to charge them. Ah, the rustic life!

Comment by angelkarhu on May 9, 2014 at 11:47am
Cheryl, thanks but I'll be in CO in September. Always wanted to go to Estes. One of these days. I think I'd rent an RV before buying one. My aunts doesnt feel that cozy. A little too close for comfort if you ask me. Would like to rent one and go spelunking near Shasta or go see Yosemite. But I need electricity for my machine that is reliable for 9-10hrs at least. Dont imagine that happening camping. Its really bumming me out no backwoods camping and no lap swimming or use of any public pool. Thats all I ever used. So no more swimming unless its in Ocean and with the current thats hard. Keep getting pushed back to shore. Guess its better than being sucked out to sea.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2014 at 11:35am

 Cheryl, we got our trailer in your area, at Holiday World of Katy. It was built by Northwood Manufacturing. At the time, we had a cat who didn't like to ride in the car and a 53-lb. poodle, and the larger, 25' 5th wheel seemed the way to go. It's really bigger than we need now with two smaller dogs. I'd really like to have a Casita, which can be pulled by my Honda CRV. Maybe when our pickup gets too old to be worth keeping in repair we'll downsize. Right now, it would be too expensive.

Comment by cherylbwaters on May 9, 2014 at 11:25am

I'm so glad to hear you aren't in trouble for grazing without a license. Your trailer looks so comfy! Makes me want one.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2014 at 11:22am

Susan, we must have been typing at the same time! The Mary Tudor is just one stitch at a time. It's easier if you can knit holding two strands of yarn at the same time, either in one hand or both, but it's definitely doable, and with Palette, the cost is reasonable.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2014 at 11:21am

Cheryl, there's no fee for camping on BLM land. We weren't grazing, although the pups would probably have enjoyed a blade or two of grass if there had been any. We did take away a quantity of sand, but we couldn't help that. The wind just blew it in. Tried to cover the trailer, in fact. We did pay the astounding sum of $5/night to the US National Park at Capitol Reef for our campsite in Fruita. (That was the senior rate, and a real bargain.) The campground in Moab was much more expensive, because it was private and had hookups, including wimpy Internet.

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