Sunday, August 8, 2010

We made it!

I apologize for the delayed update but as you can imagine we have had quite the adventure the past week - yes, it was just over a week ago that we left Waterloo and now I'm sitting in my new home smelling a delicious dinner being prepared by two of my most favorite people.

Ok, now to back up. We left Dubois, WY and headed in to Grand Teton. Grand Teton was absolutely beautiful but the highlight was by far when we grabbed some burgers, our small grill and headed to a picnic area over looking the mountains and lake.

Grand Teton lead us into Yellowstone and many, many more surreal sights - including Ol' Faithful. We are proud to say that we were eaten by no bears (and we even talked the boys into a cabin) and were able to see some elk, buffalo and antelope.

We stayed in West Yellowstone on Monday evening, spent half of Tuesday at the park and then headed to Glacier that evening. The boys were happy to camp in Glacier and I have to admit that waking up to the scenery (and the all you can eat pancakes at the campground) may be the most beautiful thing I have experienced.

Glacier brought us "Going to the Sun Road." This was the real test for me. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I can be quite a Nervous (anxious) Nelly and this road was not for the faint of heart. Long story, short, Glacier ended up being my favorite and was a great reminder of one of the many reasons I love my husband - he forces me to experience things I may not otherwise.

From Glacier we headed through Montana and were surprised to experience an absolutely gorgeous drive. Montana lead us to Spokane (and a hotel room) where Andy and I quickly showered and were able to grab a beer with a friend of Andy's that he was on Active Duty with many years ago. I so enjoy hearing about that period of his life. Great to meet you, Pete!
Spokane lead us through some beautiful wine country - scenery that Shay and I could sure appreciate.

And after a few stops at wineries and a drive through the Columbia River Gorge we arrived in Tigard. Our house exceeded my expectations. It truly feels like our home already which set my mind at peace.

The last few days have been full of more adventures. We went to the Portland Zoo, drove to the coast, put brakes in the truck (no more moving in a U-Haul), ate some wonderful food, visited more breweries (found my fave beer), got to know Oregon wine, went to the aquarium, put our feet in the ocean and finally ate dinner in our new home.

Enjoy more photos. Phew, what you can do and see in a week!

1 comment:

  1. Our journey has begun!… secretly though

    If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and that I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post. I’d love for you to stop by.

    Exciting things going on around here!

    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama


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