So I posted my knitting last week and mentioned that we had some family time together, I just didn’t mention that while we were having family time and I was knitting, my view looked like this:
We planned a trip to some places that John has wanted to see forever, Colorado and Utah. One rental car, a cooler packed with food and two kids nestled in the back seats, we took off last Thursday and drove straight through to Ridgeway, CO to a rental that we found on homeaway.com . It took a long, long time. In fact, for a little stretch of time (3-5am) I actually think that time stood still, but we made it safely in the end and really – what a fantastic place. Being able to pack food, and have a kitchen when you arrive always makes travelling much more affordable for us. Three nights we spent there, and then headed off for Moab, Utah. The drive there was pretty sweet. (My only fly in the ointment was that there was no where easy to buy coffee) (I repeat, no coffee.) But really, I couldn’t really mind all that much.
In Moab, we stayed at another rental once again found through the Homeaway site (I’m not affiliated in any way with them, I promise) and this was a hermit’s dream. Completely off the grid (though luxurious compared to our off the grid living in the summer – they had a dishwasher and a dryer!!!) we were unplugged for four days with zero access to the outside world unless we drove into Moab. And let me tell you – the “road” out was not for the faint of heart. We were told ahead of time which vehicles would be appropriate for the two creek crossings and rock clearance……. it was incredible. This week in Moab there is a huge Jeep gathering for the 50th anniversary and it’s completely understandable – this is country that the Jeep is made for. By the way – it was the local yarn shop lady that told me about the Jeep thing, normally that would never cross my radar. hah! I’ll tell you more about her tomorrow.
A truly amazing place, once in a lifetime trip for our little family – a great time we had.
6000 km and still smiling 🙂