I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when hubby came home early and said, "Let's drive up to Hurkey Creek and BBQ dinner." Um, OKAY! While it was hot and dry here, I could see thunderheads developing up over the mountains. So, off we went! Hubby prepped some lamb and chicken, along with yellow squash and asparagas. Oh, and a bottle of Spanish red wine (for him, not me...I'm the driver!) I took my Gatorade and water.
We got up by Vista Point, on Highway 74, and the temperature dropped enough for us to turn off the air conditioning. It was about 83 degrees up at Hurkey Creek (which is a county park), compared to the 107 down in the desert floor. What a relief! By 4:30, when we got there, the park was pretty much deserted. There was a family near us and another big family above us, but both were quiet. Kids were off walking around or playing on the equipment. It was nice. (Not like last Sunday, when the place was absolutely PACKED and very noisy!) We set up our stuff and hubby began to BBQ. I went for a short walk and then dinner was done. Isn't it amazing how hungry one gets up in the mountains?
We left about 7:00 and took the Fobes Ranch Road up nearly to the top, but the road got VERY narrow and rough. HOW do people drive to the top?
We saw a beautiful sunset...no clouds to the west, but plenty of monsoon clouds moving in from the east. They are here this morning and it is absolutely DREADFUL outside today! :-(