|Old gal catching a ride to the falls....|
After viewing the falls, we went back down the elevator to the base of the falls, where the gift shop and cafe are. There were several chipmunks running around and Boomer was fit to be tied, watching and wanting to chase them. The chipmunks must have thought he was a giant version of them, cause they would run up to within two feet of him to check him out. He thought they were the cutest things and wanted to play with them. They were quite the rascals.
On our way back down to Bertha, in the parking lot, we saw the dog riding in the wagon. The husband and wife said that she's 14.5 years old and can only tolerate walking for one leg of the trip. How nice of them to let her walk the downhill leg of it ! She was sitting in that wagon, pretty as you please. All she needed was a parasol and cushion to sit on and you'd have thought she was royalty. Boomer wanted to say hello but she'd have nothing to do with it.
Well, best get packed up and ready to pull out in the morning. Someone we saw today said that smoke from the wild fires, in Arizona the other day, blocked visibility of the mountains up here. Since we are staying in a canyon at the base of the mountains it didn't seem to be around here. I could see them just as well as we have the whole time we've been here. Must have been some other place. We're hoping the fires are settled down before we get there on Friday. Neither of us have been to Arizona or through New Mexico so we're anxious to see new things. Let you know what we discover.