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December 29, 2018

Grand Junction and Fruita were encompassed in smoke, not only from California and Durango but from their own fires burning on the nearby Book Cliffs at the edge of town.  It was terrible!  I have never been in smoke that bad before. 

We made our way up to the...

December 27, 2018

 Mount Rainier was so incredibly beautiful! Teddy and I can't wait to show you around!  But first, I'd like to share a picture of Mt. Rainier with you that I took from the plane as I was coming into Seattle.

 Yes, it's July and that is snow and glaciers.  Mt. Raini...

December 26, 2018

 I was joined at Crater Lake National Park by Betty and Don Neff.  Don is my cousin and they were very kind to host me in their home for two nights.

So who took the picture?  You are not going to believe this!

 These guys showed up in a zebra striped car!  You can't...

April 10, 2018

I dropped my husband off at the Las Vegas airport early in the morning and made my way to Death Valley National Park.

Another apology for the the pictures is in order.  It was supposed to be 78 degrees and sunny the day I was in Death Valley...supposed to be.  It was in...

April 9, 2018

Zion is such a beautiful canyon!  I apologize for the quality of the pictures, the light was just not good.

A small herd of Bighorn sheep met us on the road just inside the park.

 Checkerboard Mesa...not hard to see how it got it's name, is it?

Remember the drawing o...

April 6, 2018

Being back in Bryce Canyon after 17 years was bittersweet.  The bitter part is that I'm here again without my angel girl and remembering 9/11.

The sweet part is the memory of Anna's delight 

looking at the whimsical rock formations.  As a 5 year old she wa...

April 4, 2018

We arrived at Capital Reef on Monday afternoon and decided to take a hike up a ridge to Hickman Bridge (2 miles) before going to the campground.  I didn't know it was going to be so impressive.

Can you spot the heart in the wall just below the arc?

I was taking a picture...

March 30, 2018

It has come to my attention, that I am The Ice Age Queen, bringing record cold to all the parks and monuments I visit.  Why should the Utah/Death Valley/Nevada trip be any different?  It wasn't...  Yup, even in Death Valley, record cold and rain.  It never rains in Dea...

March 29, 2018

This section of the journey is very personal.  We took Anna on this very trip when she was 5 years old.  She had such a great time!  For us, it is bittersweet to relive this exact trip.  We see her happy smile wherever we look...and we grieve. 

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March 26, 2018

Tonight marks one year without the precious light of our lives being with us.  I am posting it exactly at 12:58 am, March 26th, the very moment she left us.  Why? Because her life mattered and she was loved immensely.

Anna gave so much to her world. 

She challe...

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