24 June 2008

the Great Westward Ho vacation








I'm not usually one for being gone over the 4th. But arranging our summer this year placed vacation squarely on the Fourth of July. Ordinarily I'd be taking in the fireworks over some small town.......views are always spectacular with a corn field in the foreground. And we always take in the parade in Bremen, land of my ancestors, land of my birth.

But this year finds the family traveling west. I have always had a great affinity for the West. Our family vacationed there a lot.......my parents even worked it into my full name. It must be the wide open spaces.....the pure wilderness......or wildness of the place.

So, we'll be hitting the road soon with stops in the Badlands, Wall Drug, Devils Tower, Yellowstone, the Tetons and Mount Rushmore for fireworks over the Fourth with 30,000 other Americans. And I'll be back to blogging soon. Until then, I threw in some patriotic music for your holiday.

4 comments:

jimgrey said...

Safe journey!!

PNW Hoosier said...

I still think you should continue a bit farther West. The family and I will be in Boise on the 5th. That is a bit closer than traveling all the way to the coast.

Safe trip my friend.

vanilla said...

and I'll be in Colorado Springs.

Vaya con Dios.

Jonathan Erdman said...

Excellent, friend!

I'm somewhat familiar with that part of the country. Went backpacking just last summer in the Black Hills. I just loved it. Here are a few Black Hills posts. As you can see from my pics., it's hard to take a bad photograph!

All the best. Have a great trip!