This past summer of 2018, we took the trip of our lifetime to see the kids, a few of the grand-kids and other relatives. We left North Dakota and first traveled to Big Sky, Montana to visit our son and his family, along with my cousin and her 'guide' husband. Then, we headed down to a relative in Buffalo, Wyoming on our way to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit our daughter. Then - further south through New Mexico to Sierra Vista, Arizona to visit my wife's mother and her friends. Continuing eastward, we drove through New Mexico again, the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma on our way to family in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Our northward return took us through Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. 5200 miles... yup, it was not only a great and safe trip, it was marvelous to get caught up with the kids and family. Below are just a few of the pics and sites - part of our 2018 Getaway!
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A Few Short Video Clips
Western New Mexico looked like it had been sprayed with Roundup - nothing growing anywhere!
The water was flowing all through the mountains... watch out downstream on the Missouri.
The Falls at Yellowstone National Park
Lake Yellowstone - a volcano filled with water... for now, anyway.
Ah yes, the harmonica. Something I can NOT play but my son can play and he does it well.
Bass Pro Shop - Colorado Springs, CO. Nice place!
Playing some piano with some light humor to a bunch of great folks in a retirement center in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Grandpa being grandpa - loving every second of it!
July 4th Concert in the Park in Bella Vista, Arkansas
A backyard of trees in Arkansas... now THAT is something we don't have in North Dakota!