Friday, May 26, 2017

Adventures On The Road

My sweetheart and I have been traveling and seeing sights we've dreamed of seeing for a long time. I didn't have much consistent internet access in most places so I wasn't able to check in here and let you know what we were doing. I had a mobile hot spot so I could stay connected and it worked great - as long as we weren't parked at the bottom of a hill or somewhere between high cliffs that surrounded the campground or so deep into the woods that no signal could reach us! So, I wasn't able to share our trip with you until now unless you've been following me on Facebook or Instagram. It was rather strange that I usually was able to post on Facebook or send text messages in areas where I didn't have enough cell signal to make phone calls or go online. We were on the road with our home-away-from home for almost two months and I took about a million photos of places we've been.  You can imagine that I have some serious sorting and editing to do but I have a few photos to share with you now. Most of them were taken with my cell phone or tablet. Some were taken from the passenger seat of our pickup so there may be reflections from the windshield that couldn't be avoided. There's so much to share about our trip soon when I have a chance to edit my photos. Until then, just a peek here and there will have to do.

We left home on a Sunday afternoon and we traveled a lot of miles before we returned home again yesterday. We made a big circle from home, through four states and back home again. 

We camped in the beauty of Southern Oregon. . .
Crossed the border from Oregon. . .
Into California.
We drove past snow-covered mountains. . . 
Camped beside a lake at a beautiful campground. . .
And spent time at the home of a very dear blog friend (and did a bit of thrifting and antiquing, too).
We spent several days with my father's family.  That included talking almost nonstop to catch up after too much time apart, meals together and a very special Easter Sunday that included church and a very large family gathering.
We spent three days in the land of many palms. . .
Before we crossed the border into Arizona. While we were in Arizona we walked on the desert. . .
Drove  up a mountain and hiked a ways to see the sights below. . .
 Visited National Monuments where we discovered ancient ruins. . .
And explored a quaint, little mining town high in the mountains.
This is just part of our adventures - there's so much more to share but that will have to wait for another day. Long-anticipated adventures became reality. There will be time to tell you all about it soon.


  1. Welcome Home! I love the little peek into your adventures; I'm anxiously awaiting more. 😊 We loved visiting Jerome a few years back. ~Jeanne

  2. Oh my goodness! I love the pictures and I am so jealous of all the places you have gotten to go. So happy for this journey of life for you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. It does sound wonderful. I would have loved exploring Jerome and visiting an antique shop or two with you.

  4. From the mountains and lake to the desert -- what a trip! It's so nice that you could just take your time and enjoy each spot to the fullest. I love your friend's green screen door. xo

  5. Hi Adrienne, I just found your blog and you are enjoying pictures of the kind of trip we like best, camping/road trips. I enjoyed all the pictures you shared of the beautiful snow-capped mountains, gorgeous lake, and amazing desert. Will look forward to seeing more of your pictures when you have the time to edit - I know only too well how many pictures are taken on such a trip! :)


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