I have been quiet for quite some time now but with good reason. This summer has been a journey. My family and I traveled to ten states, 5 national parks, and logged nearly 9,000 miles. We hiked and camped and visited special friends, and hiked and camped and visited family, and hiked and camped and hiked some more. My feet are still recovering from all the miles they logged on their own.
This trip was the inaugural trip for a little camper trailer Ken and I are building. It was all ready to go except for the cabinets, which worked out well because I finally know what I want as far as all the storage areas go. We slept really well- the only problem was when our air mattress gave up on us, but we replaced it with some very thick foam and found our only trouble was we were too comfortable and slept in a lot.
|Building the bed and under-bench storage.|
|Our Wee bit of a trailer- 6 feet wide x 12 feet long and tall enough for|
everyone but our over six foot son to stand in.
|Storage shelf across the back came in very handy.|
And the journey begins:
|An old wagon at a historic camp in Utah near Flaming Gorge- it had a stove inside,|
but we decided we liked our mode of travel better.
|Birding in the Grand Tetons|
|Being photo bombed by number one son in Yellowstone|
|The whole family joined up at Yellowstone|
|Seattle greeted us with fanfare|
|Birding on the Oregon Coast|
|I love the Redwoods|
|Number two son actually looks small for a change|
|cousins near my favorite place on earth- a little spot in Oregon on the Rogue River|
|Crater Lake, Oregon|
|More family joined us on the trails at Crater Lake|
|A glimpse of my galley kitchen that needs cupboards|
|One of many Oregon waterfalls we hiked to see.|
|One happy Oregon girl back home again.|
|On top of MacKenzie Pass Lava field near Sisters. Or.|