We’re Home!

Betsy and I have returned from a wonderful 19-day trip out west.  The picture above, which can be enlarged by clicking on it, shows the highlights of our trip.  We drove 5,414 miles, passed through 14 states (counting Tennessee), visited nine National Parks, did some hiking and even saw some waterfalls.  Oh, yes, we also took many, many pictures.

I have to admit that Bryce Canyon was my favorite place — the hoodoos were absolutely fantastic.  But the Grand Canyon was every bit as grand as the name implies.

I think the high points for Betsy were the snow we encountered at both Cedar Breaks and Rocky Mountains National Park.  Six-foot drifts of snow in the June were a treat for my Beautiful Bride.  It almost made up for the snow we didn’t get here last winter.


22 Responses to “We’re Home!”

  1. Kirigalpoththa Says:

    Great to hear you are back! Waiting to see all your trip details 🙂

  2. cLucy Says:

    When I read Betsy’s post about Bryce Canyon I realized that I was there one day before you guys were. Dang! We could’ve had a Bryce Canyon picnik or something.

  3. bertN Says:

    That’s one terrific road trip you just did!

  4. Darla Says:

    Wow, wow, wow!! Looking forward to reading more. Welcome home and I’m glad ya’ll had a safe adventure.

  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Welcome home.

  6. Sandra Says:

    so glad you are both home safe and sound. that is a lot of miles and a lot of driving, so a true blessing you had no problems on the road, did not get LOST in the USA and got a gazillion photos. i like the soldiers at the top

  7. Neal Says:

    I love all those places but I’m with Betsy on my favorite of all those. I’ve been to Rocky Mountain NP many times but am always excited when going again. Bryce would be my second pick in all of those even though I thought Cedar Breaks was also very beautiful. I would love to go to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I prefer the north rim to the south rim but that is because it is not as crowded, at least when we were there.

  8. Tricia Says:

    Just came from Betsy’s & I hear ya’ll had an AWESOME trip! Hallelujah it was a safe one, too!!! =)

  9. happyone Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Glad to hear you are back home safe and sound. Welcome Back!!

  10. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a fantastic trip, George!! I’m so happy for you both! And I look forward to seeing lots of your photos in the coming days! I, too, love Bryce Canyon! Such a beautiful place! Glad you’re home safe! Have a great weekend!


  11. CottonLady Says:

    Welcome home, George! I, too, look forward to all your pictures of your trip. You and Betsy take such beautiful photos.

    I used to live in Fort Collins, CO., so went to RMN Park often and loved every minute of it in all seasons.

    Have a great 4th!

  12. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    So much snow, gosh!! I didn’t know it was that much!! Welcome back, George! Can’t wait to start seeing all your pictures, Betsy’s are quite something today!

  13. MB Says:

    Welcome back, traveller!!! Sounds like you all had a great time. I wish I was along to see some of those grand sights. Can’t wait to see some of the pics.

    PS: how is your dad doing. MB

  14. Rose Says:

    Can’t wait to see all your pictures….and glad you are home.

  15. Karin Says:

    So glad to hear you both had a fantastic time and above all a safe trip – not to be taken for granted nowadays with all that traffic increase everywhere! God is good! I really should haul out the photos of our visit to the same area – of course, years ago by now! I’m sure Bryce hasn’t changed and neither has the Canyon. Did you go on that special platform lookout? You’d never catch me on there, lol! Looking forward to seeing more of your trip – keep them coming, they are great photos!

  16. Judy Says:

    That was a long trip! Glad you had a good time, though!! Looking forward to the photos!

  17. NCMountainwoman Says:

    I’m so glad you had this trip at this particular time. I can’t wait to hear more about it.

  18. Linda Says:

    And this is July…its really rare to have so much snow so late in the summer.


  19. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    So glad your trip was well….and so glad you made it home safely.
    Can’t wait to see all your photos in the upcoming posts!

  20. Linda G. Says:

    Welcome back home George.

  21. Loren Says:

    Welcome Home George! What an adventure the Lord blessed you two with! So happy it was such a wonderful trip! I look forward to seeing pics and hearing all about it 🙂

  22. Linnea Says:

    That’s quite a road trip you two took. How fun. I love road trips and wish I were on one right now! Enjoy the week.

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