Saturday, July 9, 2011

We Might Never Go Home.......

We are at the halfway point of our trip, so while laundry is washing/drying thought I would take a few minutes and touch base here in blog land. We have traveled from Tucson, AZ all the way to Spokane, WA. We have seen so much on the way that I almost felt like I was experiencing sensory overload! It's just been fantastic. We are like two little kids in a candy store. We scream and giggle and gasp around every bend almost. Is there anything better than a winding, twisting road that has something new to amaze you every time you turn your head? Nope. That's just GOOD STUFF!

For the first four days it was just the two of us. Now that we are in Spokane we are with a lot of Karins' family for several days. We are here for the wedding of one of her cousins, which is tonight. We checked out the location which is a city golf club. The clubhouse sits on a bluff overlooking a canyon, where the golf course is. It's sooooo pretty. Karin's cousin works there. The wedding is going to be very casual, much to my relief. The older I get the less I enjoy fussiness. It's like I just don't have the patience for it anymore. I used to LOVE getting all dressed up and doing all the hair and makeup and accessories and just all of it. Now....not so much.  I like to look as good as I can, but with minimal effort and minimal discomfort and minimal expense. So yay for casual weddings!

We will be heading into northern Montana tomorrow afternoon. Us and Karins' immediate family are going to Glacier National Park. I've been there before with my ex and the kids. It's a gorgeous high mountain alpine setting. The main road across the park is still not completely free of snow. We've been watching updates on the progress of that. It is very unusual for the road to not be open all the way this late in the summer. We've got our fingers crossed that they will have it open by the time we arrive, or at least before we leave. We'll be camping in a cabin outside of the park at a lower elevation. It will be much warmer but still quite cold at night, especially for us desert dwellers.

We are taking a different route on the trip back home. Actually going to go through Vegas since Karins' brother hooked us up with a cool suite there. He has taken great care of us on this trip. Three of our nights lodging is being covered by him, and all at amazing places. The kind of places we would never have gone to on our own. He did the same thing for Karins' other brother as well. We are loving it!

Going to leave blog land now and get back to all the fun here. Adios amigos!


  1. Yes, you should definitely pay more attention to the trip than to blogosphere!! Enjoy your travels :)

  2. You were getting SO close to us! Now if only you had hit I90 and headed west! My brother Jeff lives in Spokane (Valley) now and so does a good friend of mine...was just there a couple of months ago. I hope your trip home is great...