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Thursday, September 27, 2012

We're BACK~~~Our Trip out West by Numbers

     I know my blog has been pretty empty the last 2 weeks...my family (including my mom and dad) have been on a trip of a lifetime out WEST!  Here is a quick synopsis...by the numbers:

        2 nights with friends  (How great to see great friends from college/seminary!!)
        5 National parks
        6 souvenirs (just for me)
        8 hamburgers eaten by my youngest
        9 days that I counted as "school days"
             10 nights in hotels
       11 states (not counting our own)
       13 days on the road
       35 new birds logged by my oldest son
     773 pictures taken by me
  5,000 miles driven
10,600 feet...our highest elevation

And here are a "few" pictures....
 
 
"Pops" on Rt. 66

"Cross" in Grooms, TX
(Lots of statues...all the events surrounding the crucifixion/resurrection....WONDERFUL way to spend our Sunday!)

St. Francis Church in Santa Fe, NM

Lunch in Santa Fe
 
My oldest son and dad....taking any and every opportunity to birdwatch!

Durango-Silverton Train

 
 
 
 
Mesa Verde
 
 
 
Climbing up from the Kiva. 
 
Monument Valley

 

Ain't She GRAND??

Bryce Canyon National Park

Arches National Park
 
Fall in Colorado
 
Last Stop.....the Gateway to the West!  (or for us the Gateway out of the WEST!)
 

 
 
 
 


2 comments:

Jerri Caldwell Hammonds said...

Love all your pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!

Melinda Speece said...

Thanks for the mini-tour! Love it!