I made it to the Grand Canyon and walked out onto the Skywalk at the West Rim. Owned and managed by the Hualapai Tribe and located on tribal lands, consists of a horseshoe shaped steel frame with glass floor and sides that projects about 70 feet (21 m) from the canyon rim. I thought it would be a bit more intimidating than it was, however the sights were indeed fabulous. I am not one for heights, but I did manage to walk around and get some good photos just fine. We also hiked the Guano Point trail at Grand Canyon West! Getting site of the Grand Canyon as close as can be atop an old Guano Mine. Guests can hike the side trail to the mine or they can go up and over the rocky hill and see the spectacular sights. All in all we had a great time, visiting with friends and just relaxing.
April Fools Day, how many dentists does it take to fix a toothache.
No joke folks, this week has been quite the ordeal for Steven. A while back he went in to get his checkup at the dentist. Was told that he had a cavity in a tooth that needed a crown. No problem, we call the laser dentist to put the crown on and he does the crown, but notices that the tooth above the new crown is the tooth giving Steven the pain. After checking it out more, sends him over to the root canal dentist and he gets a root canal to permanently fix the problem. After getting a shot of Novocaine, Steven is still in pain, dentist looks around more and tells him that the tooth next to the crowned tooth earlier-repaired is failing and will need to be repaired. So one crown and one root canal done and waiting for the third tooth to get fixed and still in pain.
What a drag!!!
He was given instructions to use Tylenol and Ibuprofen for the pain. It don’t work, now he can’t sleep and the only relief comes from up and moving around, must be a blood flow thing. Whenever he sits still for any length of time the pain comes back big-time. Perhaps another root canal on Monday will fix it.
Spring fever is getting the best of us. We have been preparing the garden, working around the place getting ready for those sunny summer days. Becca is going to take a little trip with a girlfriend. They fly into Vegas, see a show and then take a tour to the Grand Canyon. Should be nice weather for the trip.
Living in NW Montana has many opportunities for adventures year round. However, it sometimes takes an imagination to keep the ideas flowing. Even though the weather usually gets warmer this time of year, we can have unexpected weather changes throughout the day. For example, yesterday, in the morning we had a few inches of snow, and by afternoon it was clear, cold and sunny with green grass again.
I would encourage you to look beyond your backyard this spring. The world is full of amazing places to be explored, not just in the mountains as a hiker, but also in the towns and surrounding areas. It’s nice to get out and about.
A couple of simple tips when planning an outdoor activity in the spring around Montana would be…Soak up every moment of sunshine you can, but also, remember that it still can give you a sunburn when it is cool out. Make sure to have along a big hat and proper sun protection.