The sun is red again this morning. We need to find exactly where those forest fires are. Heidi had a dream that my head burst in flames while I was lighting the camp stove. I can see why. I re-read the stove instructions, which helped a ton.
We have big thunder storms moving through the area overnight. We purchased a small short-wave radio for this trip. It's the size of a cigarette pack but thinner. We tune into a local station and receive constant updates of two storm cells, one cell is reported being capable of producing ping-pong size and baseball sized hail. Then a tornado watch in the same cell. We are near the smaller cell and I keep assuring Heidi that it's at a city close to us but moving the other way. I don't tell her that the city is only two miles away. We stay up during the storm listening to the radio, counting how long it takes for the thunder to reach us. We calculate it coming toward us, being close to us, a second away at the closest, and moving away. This is great. I love this kind of stuff And it kept Heidi from running and hiding in the shower room.
Heidi is having some bad pains in her hip and is up crying in the tent in pain. She doesn't think it's from riding or camping or hiking, none of that bothers her. She noticed the pain first after a long 'jump-roping' session over a week ago. She's worried it's something serious. Doctor Tom jumps in and diagnoses it as some type of inflammation in the hip caused by a marathon jump-roping session. The prescription is for anti-inflammatory medication (Ibuprofen) and time. I need to take care of my riding partner and get her better. She's part of my soul, my zest in life.
Wyoming - We get an early start. The temperatures are expected to be in the mid nineties today but were perfect all morning for riding.