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I’m still not done posting photos from our Have Love Will Travel trip this past summer! These photos from the summer and the desert will get me through the cold, damp winter.
I didn’t forget about the rest of the photos from our summer trip, and I hope you didn’t either! It takes a long time to post this many photos and I didn’t want to bombard you with too many photos. On our last day in Salt Lake City we took public transportation into the city to watch the Pioneer Day Parade! Pioneer Day is on the 24th of July and it celebrates the arrival of Brigham Young, along with his Mormon followers, into Salt Lake City. I like to describe Pioneer Day as “The 4th of July for Mormons.” I hope that’s not offensive. There was a celebratory atmosphere, balloons, a huge parade and fireworks at night. Kind of sounds like The 4th of July, no? This was by far the best parade I’ve ever been to! This also was the first parade I’ve been to with real floats.
Today I had a roll of 35mm film developed from our trip last week. This is the most successful roll of film from my Diana mini!
We left Rapid City, SD yesterday at 5:30 am and we made it to Everett, WA at 12:45 am today. Add an hour to that drive time because of a time zone change too! We were going to camp for the night in Spokane, WA, but at that point we only had 5 more hours of driving so we decided to try to make it home. We both agree that we NEVER want to drive 1,278 miles in one day again! We took turns all day driving, but Eric did drive more miles than I did. The last 100 miles were the worst. We stopped about four times to stretch and use the restrooms. Eric was a trooper and finished off the drive home for us!
You may have guessed it from the photo I posted a few days, but Eric proposed to me overlooking the Great Salt Lake at the Spiral Jetty in Utah! I did say yes!
I’m still sorting through photos since we took about 2,000 photos. It’s rather crazy. I need to be pickier next time before taking the shot. It’s just so easy to snap away and not really think about the sorting you’ll have to do at the end of the day! I’ll slowly be posting photos from our trip so stay tuned!
Overall we had a great trip! There were a few stressful moments during our travels, but looking back on the trip now those aren’t that parts that stick out for me. I am super bummed that I have to go back to work tomorrow! Why do we do this to ourselves? I would rather be on the road than printing shirts for someone’s football team. It’s true! Juniper was kind of scared when we came home last night. She was sleeping under the bed and I don’t think she was expecting someone to be in the house so early in the morning. We had some friends come by to feed her and check on her but she mostly had the house to herself while we were away. She had a puffy tail and was shy for a few minutes after seeing us last night. She crawled into bed with us right away and cuddled up by my neck. She started to purr and stayed with us the whole night! Today she slept on my lap for an hour and a half! I think she really missed us and I feel so bad for leaving her at home! Have you ever traveled with a cat? I would really love to take her on trips with us, but I just don’t know how she would like it. Anyone have any suggestions on traveling with cats?
“If you need loving then mm hmm I’ll travel.”
Tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving for our summer trip! We usually have a name for our trip. Some names are simple like…”The Redwoods Trip.” This trip will be called the “Have Love Will Travel,” trip. Eric made a mix cd for you to download! Click here to download the super fun mix! And don’t forget to follow along with us over at Hey I’m Over Here!
While traveling I may or may not have internet access everyday to tell you about our adventures, but I have some posts ready to go so I will still be entertaining you! I picked out a few of my favorite travel songs for you to listen to in each blog entry that posts when I away. I can’t wait for tomorrow!!