Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yellow Stone-Part 1 & an update

Well, we got home here to Middle TN Tuesday night and already found a house and office to rent. The house is beautiful, we love it, it all fell right into place and we move in Friday! I'll be posting here (on my old blog) about our life now that we're back home so be looking for updates there. Benjamin is in the same office building he was in before, smaller office but that's good because it means cheaper rent and he's looking to expand to the Franklin area by opening another office there. Life is just falling right into place.

**I WILL finish posting and sharing about our trip on this blog.
So please keep following along here also! **

Here are some pictures from Yellow Stone. The geysers were pretty darn cool, people!

There are different names for different kinds and then there are mud pits and some other things. Sorry, I don't remember the names of everything.

One thing about all of these, they smell horrible! Like sulfur...except worse.

There were hot springs/pools that are SUPER hot. You could feel the heat just standing around them.

It was very muggy around them and the smell was almost unbearable sometimes.
But they were really pretty and interesting to learn about!

And here she is! Old Faithful!!
You can watch her erupt live right here.

Friday, August 20, 2010


On our way out of the Petrified Forest, a monsoon came out of was spooky. Couldn't see a thing but the sun.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family Vacation-in pictures

Mid-July Benjamin and I, his brother Zack and Zack's wife Kelly, my Father-in-Law Paul and his dog Harvey headed out on a roadtrip to three National Parks. It was a quick, fun, trip that took us through all kinds of beauty in The Petrified Forest, The Grand Canyon and , Mesa Verde.

(click picture to see larger view)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CO Visit

We're back in Pueblo, CO hanging out at my father-in-law's house. When we were here before (earlier this month) we made a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was really pretty and we enjoyed the views, the elk, the coolness of the mountains. However, around 5am the morning of what would be our first night of two, we finally all made if out of our beds to converse and decide it was WAY too cold to stay another night. I am not a fan of being cold AT ALL so when Benjamin and his Dad said they were too cold to sleep, I was happy to hear I wasn't alone in my misery. After watching an elk pass through our campsite and a quick trip to the bathhouse, we loaded up in the freezing morning air and headed to the nearest town for some coffee and breakfast....only to find nothing opened til at least 8! Come on! What about us hungry, cold, travelers up before the sun?! Ah well, we headed home and stopped on the way to get warm.

On our trip back we stopped at a beautiful sculpture garden. You could almost see the emotions in these lifeless figures. Whoever the artist was, did a wonderful job! Wouldn't ya say?

If you know me, you know I love zoos so of course we made a trip to the Colorado Springs Zoo while we were here...

I did get some animal pictures too :)

...and while there, we ventured up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

Both places very enjoyable and pretty.

We really enjoyed our visit in Pueblo and around the area with Benjamin's Dad. We have made good memories and seen a lot of much so that we're already back again! :) We'll be heading out on Wednesday or Thursday for the slow trip home to Murfreesboro...a bitter-sweet thing but we're ready for this next chapter and excited for what it will hold.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Short Update

Hey Friends,

SO sorry to leave you hanging for such a long time!! It's surprisingly hard to find internet service out here...especially when we have time to sit and update! The National parks don't and most campground don't. We've been staying at a lot of places without hook-ups which means no electricity to be on the computers writing posts in Word even. Hopefully, we'll have more access in the next few weeks as head towards home/TN. Yes, we're slowly making our way back. We're thinking we'll be back by the end of Aug/beginning of Sept (of course we make no promises).

We spent a while in CO with Benjamin's Dad. Then his brother and sis-in-law came out and we all packed up for a few days and were able to hit Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Mesa Verde National Parks. They were all beautiful and I have lots of pictures to show you. I'll leave you with this one of Benjamin, his Dad and I for now.

We left CO a couple weeks ago (I think) and we've been to Yellow Stone, Yosemite, Sequoia and Zion National Parks. Here we are in Sequoia National Park.

We're at Zion right now and we're heading to Bryce Canyon...and three others I can't remember the names of, on the way back to CO. We'll hang there for a while again and then slowly make our way back to TN (we think).

Guess that's about it for now. We'll try to get back here to the cafe to blog more before we leave. Hope summer is ending wonderfully for all of you!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 3 Review- Part 2-Roswell NM

Very interesting museum. The US government is hiding whatever happened there...whether it was aliens, who knows!

Even Wal*Mart is in on it!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Week 3 Review-Part 1

Davis Mountain State Park was lovely.

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