Tuesday, July 10, 2012

home! & vacation part 1

Enid may not be the city we want to come home to, but it sure is wonderful to be home.
Especially after 2 very long days in the car.  

After exploring northern Idaho, nearly non-stop, for a week, it's nice to fall back into our regular routine and sleep in our own bed.  You know that feeling when you step into your own house after being away for a good chunk of time?  The feeling of comfort and security, and relief.  You kind of look around with loving eyes and realize there really is no place like home.

We thoroughly enjoyed (and needed) the time away, and spending the week with our closest friends was icing on the cake.

So, I have LOTS of pictures to share, but instead of bombarding you with dozens and dozens (and dozens) of pictures in one fell swoop, I'm going to break it up into several posts.
Let's start with the 2 day drive from Enid, OK to Post Falls, ID.  

We left our place around 8:45pm on June 30th.
Travis left work early, got home just after 8pm, we packed the car super fast, did a quick sweep of the house, and were on our way.

Heading out!

We drove through the night and watched the sun come up somewhere in Nebraska, I think.
It's all a blur, really.

We stopped for breakfast at McDonald's along the way.
Sugar free vanilla iced coffees were definitely needed.

And I couldn't not take a picture of the llama loaded pick-up in the parking lot.
It's not every day that you see llamas hitching a ride.

We got out to stretch our legs (and fill up on gas) every couple hundred miles.  Targets are definitely a favorite stop for us - we can grab snacks, hit the bathroom, (and shop the end caps) before we get back in the car.

Callan enjoyed some of his first M&M's on this road trip.  He's hooked.

Our hotel in Bozeman, Montana.

We had a heck of a view.  And were upgraded to a suite, for free.

Back on the road, day 2.

Key to our home away from home, for the week!

The kids enjoyed exploring the yard.

Our first meal out, was dinner at The Beach House, the night that we arrived in Coeur d'Alene.  It was, seriously, delicious.

Sunset over The Beach House.

We were all quite worn out that first night.  And we had a full week ahead of us.
Lots of fun, lots of exploring.


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