Thursday, April 21, 2011

We are Home Now!

Al and I arrived at our home yesterday.  We had not planned to get home quite this early, but we were dodging some bad weather predictions in various areas.  First, when we were in Colorado, snow was predicted, then while in Kansas, where we spent a few days,  we learned there were some high winds and possible tornado warnings.  We decided the best thing to do was keep heading north and east.  So, as planned (although not quite as early as this) we headed to Goshen, Indiana.  We felt like we were being chased from one state to another.  Not good weather there either, but we stayed for 3 days and then decided we were already close enough to home and that it was the best place to head.  Since few campgrounds were even opened yet between there and home, we couldn't wait to get home at that point.  It was cold everywhere including here when we arrived.  However, the warmth of a nice fire in our home makes everything seem so right.  We love being home!  We had a wonderful journey these past 6 months.  I am in such awe of it all.  I know I keep saying that, but honestly we feel so lucky and thankful to have seen so much of this beautiful country this past winter.

Given all the devastation in the Southern and Southeastern states from tornadoes, I am so glad we went the direction we did.   It might be colder here right now than normal, but we expect it to warm up in the days ahead.  Anyway, it's nice to be back home and have the warmth of our family around us.

Since we have been busy getting our home settled again, I haven't posted everything from our trip.  We visited Canyonlands National Park as well as Dead Horse Point State Park while at Arches National Park.  It was only about 30 some miles from Moab, so it was a must see.  I will be doing another post very soon.  More amazing photos, I promise!

Have a very happy Easter everyone!  Check back soon! 


  1. Glad you're home...though the thought of a fireplace makes me sweat! It's 90 something here today. We finally got a bit of rain to get our 160000acre burned wildfire under control. It's currently at 75% containment. But a fire in a fireplace in April...that's cold weather!

  2. The fire sounds good to us! We had one outside the other day as we were camped on BLM land by Topaz Mountain (Utah). It was great! But CC missed all the people around the campfire!