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Monday, September 24, 2012

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

We love taking car trips.  This time we traveled over 5200 miles.  It was a fabulous trip but I am glad to be home again and grateful for being able to travel safely.  Living out of a suitcase for 3 weeks becomes a little old after a while.  Here are a few pictures showing the highlights of our vacation.
 
Mesa Verde in Colorado

 Grand Canyon in Arizona (We went to the North and South Rim)
 
This male elk was right outside our room with a female and several young ones.
 
 At the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we met Jaime Gomez from Spain
 
 It's impossible to capture the beauty of Zion National Park.  Our next stop was Bryce Canyon but it was raining.  We had been there before so I wasn't real disappointed.  There are lots of spires formed by the rocks which are called Hoodoos........they almost look like a lot of funny statues.  It's the only rainy day we had the entire time we were gone. 
 
 In Salt Lake City there was a protest going on in the State Capital Buiding
 
We went to the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. How fun to see the ski jumps!
 
 Antelope Island is a little North of Salt Lake City.  OK.....so this is a buffalo.  I do know the difference.  :)  We did see antelope and a coyote too but didn't get great pictures of them.
 
Lasting Impressions is where I used to purchase brass stencils and papers products for resale.  I visited there one other time but didn't get to meet one of the ladies that I talked to frequently on the phone.......Kaye Humphrey.
 
 Our entire trip had been planned around being in Salt Lake City on a Thursday because that is when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir practices.  They normally practice from 8:00-9:30 PM.  The night we were there they practiced short bits and pieces of songs for 45 minutes.  Then at 9:00 they blessed us with a mini-concert until 9:30.  We were so fortunate because this was only the 2nd time all year that they had done this.  AWESOME!!!
 
 El Capitan at Yosemite National Park
 
Our last site seeing was at Canyonland National Park and Arches National Park which are next to each other.  This picture is one of the many arches formed....the Sand Dune Arch.

4 comments:

Lynette said...

Great pictures, Vicki! What an awesome trip!! You sure saw a lot of beautiful country - our favorite parts:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip and glad you are back safe and sound. God Bless, Tina

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Schach said...

Welcome home, Vicki! I am glad that you had safe travels. Thanks for sharing pictures!