Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Seven weeks ago...
...we left on a wild adventure! I had full intentions of trying to blog our experiences along the way, but lack of reliable internet and time kept me from doing that. And when I did have time, blogging was not what I wanted to do. So here I am back at home in Iowa dreaming of all the places we went and all the people we met. It was a trip I will never forget and am truly grateful for being able to take. These photos were taken on our last week of our trip from Montana to Mt. Rushmore and to the Badlands (South Dakota)--which was on our way home to Iowa. The boys had a wonderful time and we are all ready to take off again, but a longer trip will come next year.
Not everything went according to plan. People got sick, my allergies were terrible, we had the grumpies, we got frustrated at times. But what we got was a chance to see and do things we never thought possible! Last summer I was so thrilled to make it to Yellowstone!!! This summer we made it to Alaska via Colorado, Idaho, LIFE is Good Conference, British Columbia, and then home via British Columbia, Alberta, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Montana, Mount Rushmore, and Badlands National Park. We saw more black bears than I can remember and met more nice people than we can count. We saw a lot of dreary days and cold nights as well. And now we are home to heat, fireflies, moonlit nights with sunsets, and lots of familiar.
We are grateful to be home safe and sound! Now Cliff is looking for a job. We didn't count on that, but we are glad for the family time we had this summer! It was worth it and we'll never regret it!
Love to all...