Saturday, October 08, 2011

Round Robin: The Blochers Relax

This week's Round Robin Photo Challenge is Relax! That's quite an individual thing, isn't it? I mean, I find formatting spreadsheets relaxing, but that's probably not very common. John's favorite way to relax is downloading old, obscure comics, or playing with his iPad. But I also have one slightly more photogenic way to relax:

This is Mount Lemmon Highway, of course, also known as Catalina Highway or Sky Island Parkway. My favorite way to relax is to drive up this narrow, twisting road, and take in the wonderful, familiar views along the way.

Paradoxically, part of the "relaxation" I get from the 30 mile drive up or down Mount Lemmon (not that I usually get that far up) is the challenge of negotiating all those curves, inclines and switchbacks, sometimes with rain or snow on the road, sometimes with darkness coming on, and almost always with other cars in front and behind that want to go faster or slower than I do. Can something be exciting and relaxing at the same time? Yes!

The dogs, on the other hand, have much simpler requirements for relaxing:

Cayenne generally prefers the couch, and doesn't care if the cover is half off it. In fact, she often pulls the couch cover down as she digs herself a nest on the couch. And she doesn't care if there are a few boxes strewn about as we get ready to bring in an exterminator. (Long story, and I'm not prepared to tell it now.)

Pepper likes the couch, too, and the bed even better if we're in there. But she sometimes prefers the unconfined freedom of the floor of the den.


Now let's check out the other Robins' relaxing photos!

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Jeanette said...

I can't imagine relaxing while driving a winding road but like you said, relaxing is an individual thing! The dogs look comfy though!

Sherrie said...

My hubby likes to take drives too. The dogs look really relaxed. Have a great day!

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Gattina said...

The relaxing doggies are so cute ! I sometime take my car and drive and drive and when I see a nice spot I stop to take a picture. This is relaxing for me. I don't know where I am. Then when I have enough, I push on "Go home" and my Mrs. GPS shows me the way back home.

Jama said...

The dogs sure know how to relax best!!