We took a driving vacation after Spring Quilt Market in Portland, OR.
To accomplish this, we needed to drive to Portland, OR. We allowed 4 days instead of 3 for the drive, so we could enjoy our beautiful country through Wyoming, the NE corner of Utah, across lower Idaho into Oregon.
We left Portland Sunday Morning for our meandering drive back toward Nebraska.
Trivia: we were gone a total of 23 days, and drove a total of 5,400 miles in 10 states.
Our trip included:
visiting friends south of Eugene, OR
Crater Lake National Park: Most of the rim roads were closed due to a late snow, still the view is drop dead gorgeous.
Then headed down into northern California to access I80 across northern Nevada (beautiful drive by the way)
I80 took us to Salt Lake City, to I15 down to see Bryce Canyon one day, then on to Zion National Park the next day.
I’ve been to at least 4 Quilt Markets in Salt Lake City, and never ever took the time to drive to see these parks, why, as we were so close. Probably that too busy thing?
Then on to one of our favorite places, Santa Fe, NM, spent 4 nights there, we already want to return.
A visit to my cousin Fred in Colorado, our moms were sisters and we grew up 2 doors apart in Kansas, another over due trip, was a great visit.
Home was wonderful sight, and sleeping in our own bed.
On a sad note we lost sweet kitty Chloe a week before our big trip. Life certainly has its ups and downs. I’m looking for another kitty to adopt, we always seem to find each other, have my fingers crossed it happens soon.
Next to share about BlockHeads 2!
The designers were given participation options.
I decided to make ‘my’ blocks (can’t wait to see which others I add) and to end up with a ‘small quilt’ this year. I have many uses for small quilts, but you all know that.
Be sure and follow the other Moda designers and the Moda Blog to get the links to all the weekly BlockHeads2 blocks.