Rose after 6:00 am, late for us. Had our morning coffee, then hiked a beautiful trail to the Visitor’s Center, about a 3-mile round trip. The views of the Canyon were breathtaking. When we got back to the campsite we made a breakfast of fried eggs and jalapeño bacon — yum!
Next we drove back to the Visitor’s Center for a little gift-buying venture. Spent way too much money, of course. Also, we saw something very strange there, very rare — ancient technology. Then we drove the South Rim, stopping at various gorgeous viewpoints and took a ton of pictures. After that, drove into the town of Montrose to pick up more beer, more ice and some firewood.
Arrived back at the campsite where I setup the grill and the campfire while Mary took Chica for a walk. She returned with a story that a doe, a deer, a female deer, had become very aggressive and tried to attack Chica. Turns out that last year a couple of dogs had attacked and killed a fawn, and that ever since then, the deer had become aggressive toward all dogs. I witnessed this on two other, separate occasions, and concluded that as long as there was a male person with the dog, the deer were aggressive but less likely to actually attack than if there was a female alone with the dog. Strange! Reminded me of “Zoo.”
Dinner time arrived. We fixed brats and all the fixings, then chilled before the fire with beer, whiskey and conversation. Very relaxing! Nothing beats solving the world’s problems with your best friend.
Crashed hard again before 9:00 pm.