Aah! Home!

From Washington to North and South Dakota, via Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, with bike riding at the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene, Hiawatha Trail, Spokane River Trail and George Mickelson Trail. Wandering through small towns, seeing the economic downturn at every stop, yet seeing new pickup trucks everywhere. Enjoying the history, geography, wildlife, Sturgis Bike Rally, terrific camping spots, and an opportunity for Ed to visit with his mom in ND while I enjoyed a seven day retreat at Bismark Lake in SD. I continue to love the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, especially as the terrain turns to open pasture at 10,000 feet. But the Black Hills are pretty spectacular too. Pretty much the entire trip had us exclaiming as one view after another unfolded.

We savor our trips in our little tent trailer and we savor the return to our home-by-Brad. Despite the fun of the adventure, returning home after traveling for three weeks can't be beat. That breathtaking moment of driving into one's own drive and seeing the place we call home with new and fresh eyes is the moment of our greatest pleasure on the entire trip. What better compliment can we give to our designer-builder than that. Aah! Home!