2019 Moab Trip – Day 4

Monday, March 18

While some lazy butts stayed in bed, Tommy, Hall and I drove out to Arches to watch the sunrise. Amazing!

It was cold!

As we were heading back we got a call to join the others for breakfast. I’m not sure who selected the place (probably Evan), the choice was excellent! My Swedish Pancakes were delicious!

After breakfast we went out to the Dinosaur Museum. Lots of dinosaurs out there.

We then went back to the condo and rested before going out for birthday dinner.

When we got home, we had birthday cake. It was the prettiest, most delicious cake anyone had ever made for me. Thanks Evan!

2019 Moab Trip – Day 2

Saturday, March 16

We left the hotel at 8:55, it was 28 degrees and clear. We were going to pick up Hall at the Denver airport and then drive to Eagle, CO, and meet with Amanda, Evan and Miss B. But we had a little bit of time to do some sightseeing on the way.

St. Ann Catholic Church
Walker, KS

We got to the Denver area about 4:45 and stopped to get gas before picking up Hall. Then it was on to Eagle on one of the prettiest drives you can take on an interstate.

We got to Eagle, checked into the Best Western and then went to Moe’s BBQ for dinner. It was pretty good.

Total miles driven – 1524

2019 Moab Trip – Day 1

At Christmas when we were together, we talked about taking another family trip. The one thing we wanted to work around was Miss B’s schedule. Now that she’s in school we have to check her schedule. So it was decided to go over Spring Break, the week of March 18. Then we had to decide on where to go. Too early for Yellowstone, Tommy and I poo-pooed Disney and/or the beach and we had been to Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion the previous year. We talked about Moab/Arches, which Tommy and I both loved and thought the weather there would be decent that time of year. In addition, Hall had never been. So, Moab it was!

Tommy and I got up early and left the house at 5:25 on Friday, March 15. We left Bubba with Sue and Lucy and hit the road. Traffic was heavy and when we got to the Ohio River we saw lots of signs of flooding.

Our first stop for gas was in Warrenton, MO, at 3:00. Gas 32.7 gals = $75.28. We got to Kansas at 5:45 and kept going till we got to the Doubletree in Lawrence at 6:15. We had dinner at the hotel. Tommy ordered a Rye on Rye 6 brewed by Boulevard and said it was excellent.

Miles driven – 824.

February 2019

Another dreary, rainy month. But, there was enough good weather here and there for us to get outside some. Tommy went with Marc numerous times to get wood for us to use in the fireplace next year. Of course getting all that wood meant he had to split it. Bubba, being the good beagle that he is, kept his dad company.

I got excited when I saw the first cardinal in our yard.

We celebrated our 41st anniversary on the 25th. When I got home from playing MahJong, I found a vase full of flowers Tommy had gotten for me. I took one out and took some pictures.

January 2019

Happy New Year!

It took us a few days to recover from our drive home from Laramie after Christmas. Once we were home safe, it was fun to look at the photos of the drive through a blizzard in Nebraska. The rest of the month was dreary and rainy. We did “plant” our flower we got for Christmas.

2018 Harvest Road Trip – Day 6

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

With all of the beauty fresh in our mind from the day before, we headed out again with hopes of finding some more Fall color. We went in the opposite direction and started at Vedauwoo, circled around Curt Gowdy State Park and on to Happy Jack.

We finished that drive with lots of time left in the day so we headed back to Sand Creek Road.

The way we went leads to my favorite barn. 

Another great day!

2018 Harvest Road Trip – Day 5

Monday, October 1, 2018

We were going to go to Aspen Alley and we were hoping that the colors would be good. These were some of the scenes we saw driving out there.

The colors were good to that point, we hoped our luck would hold out. Except for the fact that the larger trees appear to be dying back, it was everything I hoped for–beautiful!

Aspen Alley

We drove past Aspen Alley for a few miles and the color we saw–wow!

We headed back home and saw lots of color all around. We found a church in Encampment.

Saw the Ryan fire flaring up. After having seen areas where trees had been burned, it was kind of scary to think we were that close, although I was told we we about 15-20 miles away.

The Little Laramie River:

By the time we got home I was overwhelmed with the beauty we had seen. A thoroughly wonderful, beautiful day!