Today I went out to a favorite desert wilderness area, where we go approximately every two weeks. "We" is a few old friends, old meaning over the last 20-30 years, and old being 54 to 67 years old. We hiked a few miles and we drank some beer and later some red wine and ate some turkey pesto sandwiches. Then a couple Pepperage Farm Dark Chocolate Pecans, and later half a tangerine. I took maybe 50 photos of 7 or 8 subjects found in these badlands. Our old group had several interesting discussions ranging over paleontology (Kim Martini) and cosmology (me) and art (Mike Hart) and some blues (Doug McKinnon). All of us love to go out there. We feel free and there are amazing and starkly beautiful views.