these sacred grounds.
We were comfortable sipping coffee,
talking and listening to music.
Our adventure has filled me with awe.
It will take me a few weeks to process
the 3,724 photographs we took.
There are wildflowers to identify.
We will decide on one photograph
to frame for our travel room.
I have bird sightings to record.
I found fossils on my travels
and met many amazing people.
We began our journey with a little
She entertained us for hours
as she pointed out wildlife
and gorgeous landscapes.
It is a beautiful country we live in.
We learned about the geology
of each area we traveled and about the
flora and fauna of the past.
Mammoth joined us in Oregon at the
John Day Fossil beds.
He has a very interesting story.
I am looking forward to sharing it with you.
I did some shopping too.
Lots of new books for my Natural History library.
I am happy to be home.
Happy to hear the cicadas sing and watch the fireflies.
Happy for lighting storms.
The butterflies and birds greeted me.
My children are happy.
We laughed and hugged
and laughed some more.
I already miss them.
Fossil hunting is my new hobby.
I am dreaming of gem trails.