Well, I am back from a whirlwind vacation out west. We saw some awesome sights, and visited approximately 14 or so National Parks. Starting in Ohio, our travels took us through the states of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
We've been to the top of Pike's Peak, down to the bottom of canyons. We walked where presidents (Grant and Eisenhower) walked, and where thievin' bank robbers walked. (Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid).
We saw the awesomeness of God's creation at Yellowstone, Bryce canyon, Zion, and so many more. We saw the vastness of the United States, but were sad to see so much land not being productive, either in crops or pasture, or (dare I say) drilling for oil! There is no reason why this country should be in the mess it is in. If politicians would get out of our lives, and do what they are supposed to do, which is to protect us from our enemies, and not worry about our BMI, or carbon footprints (what a joke!) we would all be doing just fine, thank you very much. (Breathe deep!)
We also got to spend a little time with some dear friends who are now living in North Dakota.
We had a wonderful time, and we are still speaking to BIL and SIL, who planned the trip.
We got back last night, and I spent two hours today weeding out the garden. I picked my first tomato, and have quite a few more coming on. I'm really counting on having enough to make some salsa. The lettuce is growing like crazy, the cabbage is just starting to form heads. I'm not sure what's happening with the brussel sprouts and eggplants. I've never tried to grow them before, so I'll just watch and be surprised. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get to my flower garden!
It is good to be home.....even though we have to leave tomorrow for a few days of painting down in Cincinnati. I feel a bit like a gypsy!