Monthly Archives: June 2015

1,381 Miles

We’ve traveled 1, 381 miles to get here.  1,381 miles.  The journey was punctuated with sight seeing stops, bridge closures, bathroom breaks and an occasional opportunity to climb rocks.  Separated from the ABF truck with all of our worldly possessions, we chose to drive at a leisurely pace, a long deserved vacation of sorts.  Road trips are an essential family event. Forever memories are made in those sometimes tedious hours in a car.   “Are we there yet?” is not a punch line — the phrase should come with a PTSD trigger warning.  But all joking aside, we arrived in one piece, and were warmly greeted by  grandparents eager to get some time in with Madeline and Caleb.  Wisconsin.  It’s seriously green here.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

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A Storm in the Desert

On our farewell Spiral Jetty excursion, Mother Nature pulled out all the stops.  Toward the end of our visit (and after making a few really nice photographs), a rare storm blew in off the Great Salt Lake.  The clouds, sand, salt, rain, lightening and hail punctuated the raw ambivalence of the moment… Best. Jetty. Experience. Yet.

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