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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where Was I?


We had to go to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California on business. I didn't mention it online because we didn't want the world to know that our house was sitting empty for over a week. This is what it looked like on the beach there.


This is what we came back to. I can't say I dislike the snow. It is beautiful. It was nice to have a bit of warm weather while we were in the south though. The day after we left they had a big wind and rain storm in California so our timing was just right.
Here are a few photos of the highlights of our trip. Unfortunately I loaded them in reverse but you will get the idea.


Grand Canyon, West Rim, where we walked out on the skywalk over about a mile and a half of space. It was not my favorite thing to do but I'm glad I managed it. We saw the sunset over the canyon, one of the most beautiful parts of our trip.


We stopped in Santa Fe and saw this man playing his harp. He was quite amazing. Santa Fe is one of my favorite places to browse and shop.


This is in the badlands of South Dakota. We took a short hike in this area. It's not as huge as Grand Canyon but impressive all the same.


This is the view from the walk we took in the Badlands. You could see for miles.


Here I am in the South Dakota Badlands on the second day of our trip. After this we went to Mount Rushmore. It was impressive but there have been so many pictures of it that I didn't bother to post one. After Mount Rushmore we went to the huge statue of Crazy Horse that is not even half finished. It will be years before it's done.
We ran into snow on the way home and although it was not pleasant driving, it looks incredibly beautiful this morning.

9 comments:

maggi said...

What great photos. Looks like you had a really good time. Oh no, not snow already, please keep it to yourself for a while!

Myra said...

Great photos Joyce! Sounds like a good time away! 8-)

em's scrapbag said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Keep cozy quilting with all the snow you received

Meggie said...

I had wondered. How wise of you.
I love the series of photos. How vast it all looks. Makes us realise how small we really are...

Libby Fife said...

Glad you are back. Carmel is a couple of hours drive from me (south) but well worth it. Thanks for the pics:)

jovaliquilts said...

What a great trip! I used to live in Monterey, my niece graduated from Carmel High School. As it turns out I'm in Berkeley today ... small world!

Wanda said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Cascade Lily said...

Wow! From sun-drenched mountains to shrouded snow. Crazy! Sounds like a great trip again Joyce.

Clare said...

My sister lives in Los Angeles and they drive up to Carmel for their holidays. She loves it up there.