Thursday, November 02, 2006
We had a wonderful, if short, trip and saw a lot of new places that had always been on our to-do list. I will list them to save reading time. Lol. I have been trying to catch up on blog reading and know how long it can take!
1. Yellowstone park and Old Faithful. I especially liked the bubbling mud holes that you never read about but are just as amazing as Old Faithful. It was freezing cold though and if the mud hadn't been actually boiling I would have been tempted to dip my hands in.
2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This was a town full of boutiques and galleries but we were only able to window shop as it was a Sunday evening when we got there. Still, it was very interesting with lots of amazing wildlife art.
3. Utah Salt Flats. So very different from here and a restful nice straight flat road after the mountains of Yellowstone.
3. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. There is an art gallery every three steps which is wonderful if you are into art.
4. Las Vegas. Not my scene at all but something you have to see to believe.
5. Hoover Dam. Amazing but I prefer natural wonders.
6. Grand Canyon. You can see hundreds of pictures and movies but nothing compares to the real thing. I would love to hike to the bottom but I think I better start working out right now and maybe plan to do that in about 3 years. It is deep and steep.
7. Santa Fe and Taos. I really want to go back and spend more time in that area. We were already heading home and had spent too much time in other places so had to shorten our stay there. Next time we would go right there and spend at least a week.
8. Denver. Unfortunately we had to more or less pass through without stopping but would also like to spend more time there. We did have the best Yakisoba outside Japan there so the food stop was well worth it.
Were we sorry to get home to the snow after sunny Calfornia? Not really. Snowy weather is the best for quilting! And it is so clean and fresh and bright outside. So, I will get of the computer and take poor neglected Simba for a walk.
Actually, I think hunting season just started so maybe it's not safe to go for a walk with a deer-colored dog. Our land is posted with no hunting signs but that doesn't mean there are no hunters around who could be shooting in any dirction. Oh well, I guess to the studio instead but how to explain to Simba that there will be no walk until Sunday when hunting is not allowed????