Monday, August 27, 2007

Mountain Monday

Home again and high speed rocks!

The view from my Utah window:

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The view in South Dakota from the car window:

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The view inside the car:
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The trip in the car was, um... well, let me say, we survived. There was much screamage on the part of two smaller people and much unhappiness on the part of the three larger people. Bald Man did much of the driving, since not driving involved the wrangling of a child. But there were no car troubles, which, given our trip history is HUGE! No breaking down in the middle of no-where and no expensive repairs.
Jack the dog HATED the drive, I think we should have left him at home. Meeko on the other hand, LOVED it!

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I have many blog posts coming and the answers to your questions. (Thanks for stepping up and asking some!)
Here are some snippets of the trip by way of pictures.

Wildlife of all sorts:

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Black Tailed Prairie Dog. See his black tip on his tail?

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Elk!

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Brown Boy was scared a coyote was going to jump in the car when we stopped to take some pictures of the wildlife. I guess South Dakota is a far cry from the big cities of Florida. We weren't nice, we laughed at him.

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Family Outings

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Trips to find long gone family

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Family close by too. Cousins!

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Traditional ceremonies (This is a star quilt)

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Pow Wows

We got home in the wee hours yesterday and honestly I was too tired to try and post anything. I am really busy today with much catching up, but of course, my first order of business was to catch up with you! I will be commenting on your blogs as I can, with high speed. I tried in South Dakota, but it just wouldn't work with dial up. So glad to be home. LOVED seeing my family, it was a great trip, and I feel grateful and blessed that we were able to do it.

10 Kids Who Want To Play:

FosterAbba said...

How did you keep Meeko from pooping on the steering wheel?

LOL

I have several birds, and the big ones like to travel, but they always crap in the car and make a mess, so I generally keep them in travel cages.

Gawdess said...

Wow what great pictures!
Loved the star quilt and looking forward to hearing more from you with hi speed!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you and the family are home safely my dear Jo!

Love the pictures and can't wait to hear more about the trip as well as the answers to the questions we asked. :)

Yondalla said...

Loved the photos -- especially the first four for humor value alone.

glad you are back. We missed you.

bon said...

Glad you were safe, and AUGGGH! I HATE traveling with the grumpy small ones. Thank Heavens you survived that part!

Manuela said...

Oh, JO! I didn't know you have a parrot!!!! Attila used to rescue parrots he LOVES them!

Also, your family is so blinking gorgeous... as you already know. LASTLY, can you email a large copy of that landscape pic? The one with the clouds... I want to paint it.

ANNNNDDDDD... I need you to also email me your addy so I can mail you your painting. I feel like it's been telling me it's time to be hanging on your wall. I know... that sounds so crazy... but I feel like my time with it is done. It's always been your painting, anyway. Time for me to make it official!

elizasmom said...

I'm sure you were NOT amused at the time that you took it, but the picture of Miss Pea expressing her displeasure cracks me up. I could've taken a similar one of my small fry on our most recent trip, so I feel your pain, but at the same time, once the screaming stops, they're kind of funny, aren't they?

Caustic Cupcake said...

Great pictures, Jo!

And I'm glad you're back. And I'm glad I'm back, too. WE'RE BACK!

P.S. Thanks for the postcards!

K J and the kids said...

Can't wait to hear more.
Welcome home !

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Excellent photos! Love them! I'm glad you enjoyed the trip!