My computer is full of photos that were taken over the course of our summer travels. Thousands of photos. What a summer it was. 12 national parks! Ken says we traveled over 10,000 miles and there are parts of my body that think he has underestimated. We saw sights in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Arizona. The last photo I snapped was of Ken arriving home with our camper trailer in two after the axle broke in the panhandle of Texas- it almost made it home. Oh, and the air-conditioner went out so our drive from Colorado to Texas was, shall we say, hot. It took a lot of prayer for this Oregon gal to have a good attitude in the heat. I love my new travel tea mug! (more about that in a later post.)
The low point of our summer came just a few days into our travels. We lost my sweet Anya to cancer that hit suddenly and very hard. That was in May, and here it is September and I am still reduced to sobbing at times. I miss the old girl who had been my constant companion for 10 years.
The highlight of our trip has to be when we were in Oregon. Our youngest proposed to the love of his life and she said yes! Our future daughter-in-love is a delightful addition to our family. We just love her!!!! Can you believe these two spent their summer traveling with us? That was from mid-May to mid-July! I guess she knows what kind of family she is marrying into.
New on my website this week:
Just a couple of new thoughts as I read through God's Word this year:
No Bit and Bridle for Me...I hope- What will it take to keep near to God?
Big Bang-Thinking about creation.
And for you quilter's:
Freebie Thursday- a couple of beautiful patterns and hints about an upcoming UFO challenge.
And just for fun:
A lovely little poem shared by Grammar Girl “The Alphabet of Errors” was written by Boston schoolgirls in 1921 and submitted to the The English Journal by Elizabeth M. Richardson.
It appears that each girl wrote a 4-line poem about an error that people make with a word that starts with a specific letter.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
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