Monday, June 6, 2016

Traveling Woman

Without warning, I disappeared from the blogosphere in late May.  Even though I knew I'd be traveling for the next few weeks, I thought I'd be checking in on blogs and even writing a few posts on my own blog.  That hasn't happened.  I've been so busy that I took an unannounced blog break.  I hope to be fully back to reading and writing blog posts soon.

Since May 22, I have been on an amazing journey.  I'll give you a few of the highlights.

Milestones

On May 23, my oldest granddaughter graduated from high school in Ogden, Utah.  Not only did I get to attend her graduation which marks a milestone in her life, I also was able to spend time with my oldest son and his family and with my oldest daughter and her daughter. My time with my Utah family is always so precious to me because I only see them once or twice a year.  

                          
                                               Ryan and Regan

I flew back to Colorado on May 26th so that my husband and I could drive to the Western Slope of Colorado to where my mother lives so we could be with her on her 100th birthday. What a milestone this day was for my mother and her family.  I was blessed beyond measure to spend this day with her and with the family that gathered to mark this momentous occasion.  I promise I will write more about this day later.

                                                   Keicha, Mother, and Sally

A Journey

My husband and I then drove back to our side of the mountains, a journey that takes nearly six and a half hours, to return home on Monday, May 30.  We then flew out of the airport in Denver on June 1 to New Orleans.  I had a conference here this past weekend.  The rest of the time, we have eating our way through New Orleans.  Thankfully, we are also doing a lot of walking.  This is our first trip to New Orleans.  We have fallen in love with this amazing city!  

We return home on Wednesday, June 8th.  Until then, I will be on a blog break.  I hope to catch up with you all soon.  

13 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

Well, that explains all of the posts on Facebook from all over the place! Sounds like you have been having a wonderful time!

Gosia k said...

You had a great but busy days

Gosia k said...

Happy birthday to your mum

Gosia k said...

You had a great but busy days

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! You HAVE been travelling around but it is wonderful to see that shot of your Mum on her 100th Birthday. She looks marvellous. Enjoy the rest of your break.

Lin Floyd said...

we a;; meed a blogging break now and then to rediscover life then return and share it!

Olga Hebert said...

It's great that you have been having both family and fun times.

Jean said...

What great adventures you have had! Belated Happy Birthday to your beautiful and vibrant mother. I hope to see New Orleans some day.

Kay said...

This is the best reason to take a blog hiatus! I hope you got to try the General Store muffulata.

DJan said...

I've been fortunate to be able to see you on Facebook and didn't feel your absence. But I'm glad you're back! :-)

Jeanie said...

I've seen bits of your journey on FB and know you are having a wonderful time! Welcome back!

troutbirder said...

Busy indeed. See you later...:)

Barb said...

Your dance card has been full, Sally. I bet you're exhausted with all the traveling, but all your trips sound like they were celebratory and fun. I've never been to New Orleans, but I hear that the food is terrific. I'm thinking you're having summer temps now in the Springs. We've had some lovely sunny days, but the snow still lingers above 10,000' and the high peaks still gleam white.