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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Greetings From Colorado!

Hello everyone!  We've been on the road for one week, and right now are in gorgeous Colorado.
 We spent last night just south of Steamboat Springs, at a state park overlooking this pretty lake.
 Here we are! Today we are headed toward Vail and Breckenridge.  Neither of us has been there before, so we are really looking forward to it!
 Backing up several days, while we were in Oregon, we toured the Tillamook Creamery.  It was really interesting, and we loved all of their generous cheese samples!
 Can you imagine working on this line day after day?  I don't think I would want to eat cheese after that!
 Lots and lots of cheese!

 Eastern Oregon was beautiful.

 Can you believe that we woke up to a dusting of snow the next morning?
 In Idaho, we stayed at a state park right next to this winery.  Of course, we just had to go in and do some wine tasting!  We also enjoyed a nice dinner here, too.
 I had no idea that Idaho even had wineries!  The cameground was right next to the Snake River (below).
 Next we headed to Utah.  Geez, we've been in so many states this past week, it's hard to remember where we are at!
 Loved the snow covered mountains!

 In Wyoming, we saw mile after mile of nothing but sagebrush and cows.  Got a bit after awhile, to say the least!  We did see dozens of antelope right along side the road, which was really exciting!  Wish I could have gotten a picture of that!  Most of these photos I've taken while speeding down to road at 70mph (while in the passenger seat, of course!).
 Ooops, almost forgot these last two photos, which were in Utah.

Can't wait to get caught up with all of you, to see what you've been up to! I'll be sure to keep you posted of our adventures!


Trisha said...

What an amazing venture! Idaho has so many wonderful wineries-you will have to come back and visit more someday! Have a safe rest of your trip!


The Bear's Blog said...

We live is an amazing country. Can't wait to see more of your travels.

How is Miss Emily? What a little traveler she is.


pembrokeshire lass said...

It does sound some adventure...stunning photos and many memories I'm sure...enjoy!! Joan

Tete said...

Well, you goofy girl. I knew it had to involve wine why you haven't posted for a bit! LOL I was just thinking of you this morning when I was out weeding, wondering where you would be at at this point. Looks like you guys are having fun coming home. Your photos are great and I can't believe it snowed on you! Maybe nest time you can take a southern route in that camper and kick up some sand!
Hope all continues to go well with you. Hugs- Tete

Karen said...

Donna, these pictures are so incredible! What an opportunity. Colorado is gorgeous and I've heard Idaho is too.

Hope the rest of your trip is great.

Love, Karen

Marti said...

You have toured my home stomping grounds. I love the west!

Chris Arlington said...

Looks like a fun, relaxing trip. Have a safe journey.

NanaDiana said...

I hope you didn't miss Bryce National Canyons! It's a fabulous spot. It looks like you are having a great time, Donna. When are you planning on getting home? Any date in mind? xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great trip...I have really been enjoying your posts and pictures. I've never been to many places out West, so this is all new to me!


Kim K. said...

I can't wait to take the girls out west someday. Your pictures are just fabulous. Chris and I traveled via car out west 15 years ago. It's time to go back. What a wonderful way to return back to MI. Keep the pics coming!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I think it's so wonderful that you are able to enjoy your move this way! Great scenery!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Have been on the same trip the other way before!. When we were little we went out west in a camper for 5 weeks. A trip I will never forget. My parents were teachers