I’m currently in Arizona. I drove down here to meet up with two of my brothers, and on the way, was able to visit another brother. It’s a brother of a road trip. Anyway, Arizona is a long way from my house, so it took me a few days. Today’s post is just day one, through the first two states: Oregon and Idaho.
I was trying to make good time, so I did not stop to sightsee (don’t worry, I did later in the journey – the pics get so much more amazing). What I did instead was take so many many photos with my right hand, while driving with my left hand and keeping my eyes on the road. Lots of them are lopsided and blurry, but lots turned out pretty cool too.
In the photo above, it’s hard to see, but I managed to capture a glimpse of one of the delightful curiosities that one comes across while traveling this country. Do you know what I’m talking about? World’s Largest Ball of String. Three-legged cow. 20-foot tall rocking chair. That kind of thing. If you look carefully (or enlarge) you can see a life-sized concrete replica of what one person imagined Stonehenge to be when it was originally built. I’ve been at the site, and it’s pretty cool, perched there on a scenic hill overlooking the Columbia River.
Though my final destination was Phoenix, by pure coincidence my path took me right past my brother Eli’s house. I hadn’t realized it till about a week before I left. I contacted him and asked if they would be home on Friday night. The answer was, “You MUST stay with us!” In this way I had a wonderful, long-overdue visit in Boise, Idaho with my brother Eli, my sister-in-law Addie, and my two awesome nephews.
They fed me dinner, caught me up on news, and took good care of me. I got tours of the boys’ rooms, and played a little Wii with them. Then after the boys went to sleep, the three of us grown ups talked until the wee hours, and drank somewhat too much wine. But it was a time to celebrate.
The next day I finished up Idaho, and cut south into Utah. After that, I finally started stopping for photos. It’s hard to resist out in that insanely gorgeous desert. In the meantime, I’ll still not have time to read your blogs, ha ha. I always think of you though, wondering what is going on in your different lives around the globe. I hope you are as well as you can be. When I get home I’ll spend a day and read 17 of your posts in a row, like I do. Thank you for stopping by. ❤