Sunday, September 18, 2005

Home now

Well I'm back - vacation was wonderful! We got home Sat morning at 5:10 am grabbed a cab (for once our luggage was not the last off the plane) and went straight to bed. When I finally woke up, I spent all day going through my email. Even after going no mail on all my lists, I had over 500 email + another 150 from work.

I really enjoyed this trip - David and I had a blast! He surprised me with a plane/helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon which was awesome - literally awe-inspiring! We had a grand time in Vegas - we actually won about $50. I went to a LYS (Gail's) and bought some Cascade 220 in an olive green that I am using for the Candle Flame stole (the cotton/alpaca wasn't working) and some Karabella Lace mohair for the Peacock stitch stole in the same book. From Vegas we drove across Nevada into Utah to Zion - this is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever been. After driving through the desert seeing the beautiful greenery and majestic mountains - it is easy to see why the early visitors believed they had found Zion.
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The Court of the Patriarchs
I wish we had spent more time there - we are already making plans to go back with the boys.


From there we headed across the State to Monument Valley
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stopping along the way to take pictures and look at trains.

We drove north through Utah to Ogden - where we stayed (There is a wonderful LYS there - the Needlepoint Joint - spent much good time there!) From there we drove into SLC and the surrounding area. I even got to meet Margene & Laurie and the other wonderful knitters at their SnB - I was hoping to meet Susan too, but she was ill and couldn't be there.

We did all the touristy things - walked around SLC - visited Temple Square, antelope Island, watched lots of trains - even went to Promontory Summit (where the golden spike that joined the railroad from the East Coast & West Coast had been), visited a copper mine and put mucho miles on the rent a car.

On our last day we drove to Wyoming and Idaho - that made 6 states seen on this trip CA, NV, AZ, UT, WY & ID. Talk about a road trip! I leave you with this picture I took of David and I at the Visitor Center in Echo, UT

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If you want to see all my pictures you can go here for my photo album.

4 comments:

Micky said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. Must be nice to be able to fit the yarn shopping into what is already a great trip.
:)

Colette Wilson said...

Your trip sounds wonderful and just what you needed. I bet the helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon was a highlight.

How did your Mom handle your absence?

I'm glad to hear that you had a good time and managed to fit in a trip to the LYS as well.

DAWN said...

Look at you two, rested and relaxed. Glad you had a great time!
~ DAWN

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