Late Sunday morning, we all took a trip, with me and the kids on my boss' 4-wheeler, to a spring nearby. Hailey was in a snit because she we made her wear a helmet. She screamed half way down the driveway and I almost turned back. I finally got her distracted with the lizards, butterflies and birds crossing the road in front of us and after that she was fine. We actually rode quite a ways and through some pretty thick dust ruts. I just went slow and easy and the kids did great. I felt a lot safer with the kids on the 4-wheeler. This first picture is of Josiah sitting on the 4-Wheeler just before we headed out. This is the part of the panoramic view from the deck. You can see the Pueblo Mountains in the distance. See that tiny clump of trees in the distance? That was our destination.
We packed a lunch and ate when we got there. We forgot the water, so we drank from the pristine spring. I'll post pictures of Serrano Springs later.
Michael took a picture of us at Serrano Springs, overlooking the desert (Sheep's Head Mountains in the distance), just before we took off to go home the long way. Hailey was so tired that by the end of the trip she was laying on the gas tank, trying to nap. Wish I could have gotten a picture of that!
We got back up to the trailer and Michael loaded the kids up in the truck and then followed me down (so I could ride the bike) to Alvord Hot Springs for a good soak. I finally got to ride my dad's 1970 racing dirt bike, the Suzuki 200. Loved it! This picture was taken right after we got back from our hot springs ride.