Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter on the Road

We left Provo yesterday afternoon, stopped for a delightful dinner with Mark's brother and sister-in-law, and then climbed in the car to begin the long drive home. About midnight, we stopped at Glenn's Ferry State Park in Idaho and camped for the night.

No snow this time!

A beautiful Idaho morning. It was filled with birdsong, and I heard a woodpecker tapping in the distance.

Our campsite was near the Snake River. What a handsome hunk I travel with!

We didn't really have our feet amputated...we were standing below a little hill...

We enjoyed learning more Oregon Trail history before we left Glenn's Ferry. This is a replica of the ferry the pioneers used to get their wagons across the Snake River in this area.

And here's a replica of one of the wagons that might have been on the ferry.

We were on the road for another 8 hours today, and reached home late in the afternoon. We had a wonderful family trip, but it sure feels good to be back in our own place again. We had a little rain in the Blue Mountains, and again in the western end of the Columbia River Gorge, but other than that we had glorious sunshine the whole day!

We celebrated Easter by singing Easter hymns in the car and reading our Sunday School lesson aloud. We were glad not to have to stop very much on a Sunday, and make others work on Easter. We had to buy gas once, but we had food with us. It is so nice to have cell phones so we could share our Easter wishes with family while we were traveling. We reflected on our testimonies of Christ, and how grateful we are for His Atonement and the plan of happiness for us here on Earth.

Happy Easter!

1 comment:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

So glad you had a nice time and made it home safe.