Warning......this post will be picture heavy.
I know it has been awhile since I have posted or even checked blogs, but we have been away for the last few weeks. One of our very favorite things for DH and I to do is to jump in the car and just drive. Our final destination was to be Iowa where many of my family members live, but we make no plans ahead of time. We drive until we feel like stopping and just enjoy our beautiful country. This trip took us across California, across Nevada, through the tip of Arizona, up through Utah and Bryce Canyon. We continued on through Colorado and headed north through the sandhills of Nebraska (and hurricane force winds), finally crossing the Missouri River and across Iowa. The trip home took us through the Black Hills and Wyoming when our visit to Yellowstone and the Tetons had to be altered due to heavy snows. At that point we left our beloved small roads and moved to an Interstate that had snowplows.
|Snow in Bryce Canyon
|Lake Powell, Utah
|Well disguised Bighorn Sheep
|Cows along our newly found favorite road to Cripple Creek, CO.
|I hope no cars are coming from the other direction!!!
|Still showing some nice fall colors.
|Two crops...hay and windmills
|Chimney Rock in Nebraska. Did you ever play Oregon Trail on the computer? I could hear the music as we visited Chimney Rock.
|Sand Hills in Nebraska
|My cousin's brand new toy. It had just been delivered. What an amazing piece of equipment!
|Very fall looking - view from my cousin's patio.
|Along a road in Iowa. Isn't this great?
|Loved this car beside the old house.
|Entering the Black Hills.
|Snow as low as the desert floor in Nevada
Of course returning home after that length of time always leaves much catch up to do. I had some wonderful mail from friends awaiting when I returned, including lots of birthday cards since I turned another year older while traveling. It makes getting older so much easier when you have such wonderful friends.
|These darling labels were in a card from Maria. I already have plans for both of them. Thanks, Maria.
|Mug rug and fun goodies from Ida and Irene, our Rugs with Friends "Momma".
|A wonderful package from Leona, my mug rug swap partner for Nov/Dec. Thank you, Leona.
I also received a package from Madame Samm for participating in the Fall Blog Hop party. Look at all the fun goodies. Thank you so much. I will also be participating in the URPriceless hop and my day will soon be here - Nov. 5th. Please stop back for that.
Lastly.....remember when I showed the fabulous carved pumpkins? After seeing them we were visiting our grandson's garden. He had several green pumpkins so we gave it a try. What do you think? We just quickly did the name with a scissor blade, but think how much fun it would be with a little Dremel drill.