I was having “one of those days” last week. From the time I got up, nothing seemed to be going right. To top it all off, I was up near Cottonwood Lake last Friday and sat a basket on the front of my jeep with some important papers and my brand new Sony Camcorder, along with a bottle of water. I completely forgot it was there and took off down the pass. About the time I reached for a drink of water, I realized that both the water and my basket were still on the front of my jeep. I immediately pulled over, hit the emergency flashers, and that is when the basket fell off (the bottle of water stayed put).
I was running all over the road picking up papers and paraphernalia, and waving my arms like a mad-women so that crazy drivers wouldn’t hit me, my jeep, or all the other items strewn about on the highway. A very nice young man pulled over and helped me gather it all up. I barely said thank you and we were both back in our vehicles (there is no shoulder) to get out of traffic. I was sick that my new camcorder was in pieces, but I did manage to pick up all the stray parts and piece it back together later.
Not more than 30 feet later, I looked to my left and saw a big horn standing right on the side of the road….of course I had to pull over again, only this time there was a shoulder to park on. I took a couple of quick pictures with my cell phone before I remembered that my telephoto lens was in the jeep. I grabbed it and got some of the most beautiful wildlife pictures. What started out as a really horrible day finished with these beauties!