A Canyon is Anything but

What’s in the Grand Canyon? Nothing. Or is there? This place is filled with many things one of the most beautiful places in the world (my world) is filled with magic. Beauty. The awe-inspiring look on first time visitors (mine included) reflects out of this trench in the earth. A trench dug out of theContinue reading “A Canyon is Anything but”

A Grand Old Ride!

Friday September 19….Day 39 From Las Vegas we begin our journey back east and our first stop? The Grand Canyon. I didn’t want to leave. Today, we cleaned up and ate lunch before we left our campground. We drove until dinner and then again until we reached our current destination, Williams, AZ. A railroad town,Continue reading “A Grand Old Ride!”

Vegas Baby

If you don’t already know, this part of our road trip is the sole purpose for the WHOLE trip. Ten years ago, we came to this very city and ate at this very restaurant to celebrate this very woman. My beautiful mother-in-law.                       We metContinue reading “Vegas Baby”

Death becomes us

Into Yosemite The drive in was beautiful scenery except the smell of fire, ash and soot coupled with the “Extreme Fire Danger” signs, the fear and reality of the drought and more importantly the fires ravaging through the region set in. When we enter the park and learn more about the forest, much like YellowstoneContinue reading “Death becomes us”

Faith in humanity

Friday, September 12, 2014…. Day 32 Check out time at the campground was 11 o’clock yesterday morning and after I bathed the dog and took a nice hot shower we shoved off, got our junior ranger badges, a geocache and went to The Shrine Tree in Myers Flats, CA, one of three drive-through trees (anotherContinue reading “Faith in humanity”

Laundry, trees, home.

Monday Sept. 8….Day 28 Monday-Laundry Day Tiring day at the Laundromat in Klamath Falls, OR which, by the way, does not in fact have any falls( I checked). 8 loads $25.00+ 4 bored kids a cranky baby and an exhausted mom was the price to pay for clean sheets, underwear and pajamas. After three straightContinue reading “Laundry, trees, home.”

I’ll cry if I want to

But I don’t need to. IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! YAY!!! Sunday, September 7…. Day 27 Another birthday on the road and this time, it’s mine. I took Oliver for a nice long lakeside walk while Darryl cooked breakfast; my favorite, french toast! This birthday breakfast is especially memorable because just as I was about to takeContinue reading “I’ll cry if I want to”

Lakes and badges

Monday September 1st Part Two YELLOWSTONE! From the moment we entered the park the scenery changed, the road changed, the world changed. A sense of uneasiness overcame me and anxiety filled my veins. The trees were eerily baron and the air stale. The spectacle was not as spectacular as I was expecting. You hear storiesContinue reading “Lakes and badges”

Cody, the new member of our family.

August 27….Day 16 We rode into Wyoming a few miles and ate breakfast at a rest area with a playground(those are the best) While the girls burned up some energy, I cleaned and Darryl was able to make calls and get work done before we packed on some miles. It’s a long way to Yellowstone.Continue reading “Cody, the new member of our family.”