Travel Log – May 2013

0000 – Trip odometer (re)set as we left home in Washington DC on a 2-1/2 week adventure.

0001 – Entered Maryland

0160 – Entered Pennsylvania

0254 – Entered West Virginia

0267 – Entered Ohio (obviously only crossed a very small part of WV!)

0500 – Entered Indiana

0650 – Entered Illinois

0805 – Entered Missouri

0927 – Stopped for the night in Columbia, MO.

1058 – Entered Kansas

1490 – Entered Colorado

1837 – Stopped at friend’s cabin in Creede, CO for 5 days.

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Hummingbird mania off the back deck! Make sure you have your sound on – they were noisy!

2080 – 5 days and many good meals and bottles of wine later – Entered Utah

2177 – Visited Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah.

One of the Natural Bridges

One of the Natural Bridges

Cliff dwellings visible near bottom left side.

Cliff dwellings visible near bottom left side.

2311 – Visited Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.

From the park service brochure: ” capitol for the white domes of Navajo Sandstone that resemble capitol building domes, and reef for the rocky cliffs which are a barrier to travel, like a coral reef.”

Notice the car on the road in front of us to get a size perspective of this area.

Notice the car on the road in front of us to get a size perspective of this area.

Petroglyphs on the cliff walls

Petroglyphs on the cliff walls

Panorama

Panorama

Fruit orchards which the Mormons planted and the National Park Service now tend.

Fruit orchards which the Mormons planted in the 1800s and the National Park Service now maintain. Pies available at the park store!

2683 – Entered Idaho

2835 – visited Craters of the Moon National Monument. This is a huge area of cinder cones and lava rock which flowed as recently at 2000 years ago.

Lava

Lava

"Splatter" cone

“Splatter” cone

And more lava!

And more lava! As far as you could see.

3055 – Entered Montana  – where we spent 5 days opening and repairing our family “retreat”.

3318 – Visited Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Me among the geysers

Me – among the geysers

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Hot pot

This elk walked right by our car and didn’t pay any attention to my talking to it.

Bison were everywhere! Including the road.

Lots of bison babies too!

Lots of bison babies too!

3710 – Back in Montana

Group of Elk

Group of Elk

Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunset

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

4170 – Entered N. Dakota

4625 – Entered Minnesota

4790 – Entered Wisconsin

5080 – Entered Illinois – where we visited with family.

Lindsey shows off her finished quilt - which she just finished binding.

Lindsey shows off her quilt – which she just finished binding.

5213 – Entered Indiana

5366 – Entered Ohio

5615 – Entered Pennsylvania

5803 – Entered Maryland

5893 – Home in DC. Whew! What a trip. Almost 6000 miles.

(And my husband and I are still talking to one another!)

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8 responses to “Travel Log – May 2013

  1. Alice

    Tony says, that’s a LOT of driving! Great pictures as always. First time I’ve seen a Buffalo jam. Obviously, quilting skill runs in the family.

  2. Danita

    How exciting! Great photos, too!! We’ve got some of that trip in our future. Any quilts shops on the journey?

  3. Jan Gavin

    Great trip! So that’s where they keep the buffalo… After all that driving, I think I would hire Peapod to deliver groceries for a week. Lindsay made a beautiful quilt! Is that from the wedding fabric?

  4. How wonderful that trip must have been! Looks like you had a beautiful experience. But what a crazy number of miles!! I am really hoping we can go on a bit of a car trip this summer too.

  5. Sandy J. Selig

    Amazing!! I feel like I was sitting beside you the whole time. What great pics!!

  6. Donna Jacobs

    Welcome home! Your pics are just wonderful. Off to France tomorrow. Look forward to seeing you in July. Donna

  7. Beth

    Wow – what a trip! And great pics.

  8. Connie Landwehr

    Wonderful trip……glad you got to enjoy so much of the USA. Lindsey’s quilt is BEAUTIFUL. She is a talented lady.

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