Vacation 2016: It's Over

After a fantastic 12 days, it was time to put this vacation in the books. We had a 2-3 day drive ahead of us. We drove south to Denver, and then started heading east.

I've been on steep roads before, but these were the steepest hills I've ever been on.

 I'm not sure what this was, but it reminded me of an old mine. 
 We saw this water wheel & I snapped a couple of pictures as we went rolling by.
 We weren't looking forward to driving through Kansas, just because we knew it would be flat with not a lot to see. It was weird, because it seems like as soon as we left Denver, it got very flat. Since Denver is the "mile high city", I assumed we'd have to go down more steep mountains to get to where it's flat.
What we saw were some magnificent clouds.
 And a lot of wind turbines.

We spent the night somewhere in the middle of the state, and looked forward to driving back through Mo. & Illinois to get through Kentucky (just because we were closer to Tn.!)
We ran through some rain in Ky., which meant that I had to pull my camera out because there were more amazing skies.

Our original plan was to spend another night on the road, but CH said he thought he could make it home. We ended up rolling into the house around 2:30 a.m. The dogs were well taken care of by one of YS' friends and the house was in excellent shape. 
Another vacation in the books...time to start planning for next summer!


  1. Welcome home! Beautiful photos from your trip home. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

  2. Yep, the flat starts at Denver! And, yes, that is an old mine at Idaho Springs. Impressive cloud photos!

  3. Sure sounds like you had the trip of a lifetime, Mary! Lucky you! However, I think we can both agree...there's no place like home!

  4. 12 days is a nice length of time. Beautiful skies and I love the rainbow.


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