Back to Oregon...

We were on the road...
And now we're home again!
I just got back last night from a 7-day road trip from Oregon to a family reunion in Custer, SD, as I mentioned last week.  More pictures later (the above is a pic of buffalo in Custer State Park in the Black Hills as we drove along), but I'll tell you I did wear a lot of American West-ey clothes that I made myself, as I hoped to do and blogged about last week here and here.  I know, I'm a little bit ridiculous.  One of my aunts complimented my outfit on the trip, and I said thanks!, I've been trying to dress sort of South Dakota-ey.  I know it sounds stupid but I really care about dressing appropriately for the time and place!
On the trip, I saw/felt/experienced...
  • 2,600 miles
  • 8 bug bites
  • 5 squished skunks
  • hundreds of buffalo
  • 1 raven
  • 12 copies of InStyle, Lucky, Glamour, ElleDecor, and People Style Watch I'd received since June but hadn't had time to read until the car ride
  • 3 hotel clerks answering "No, we don't recycle here." (we toted wine bottles across the country back to Oregon to recycle them).
  • 1/2 mile of 300+ million year old cave at Wind Cave
  • 46 hours in the car
  • 5 hotel beds
  • only 1 funky sunburn
  • 20 relatives I don't see often!
It was a great trip! but I am so glad to be back home in Oregon.  Taking trips like that sometimes makes you think, "Wait, why would I ever want to leave my nice home?  I have everything I need right here!"  But then you see family or whatever you came for and you're so glad you went. 
Whew!  I am very glad to be here at my kitchen table writing to you again, looking out the window at the creek and Oregon sunshine.  Now I have to get back to my normal routine... hope to pick more berries this week, go to some random but important appointments, and look up some books I read about in all my magazines!  And, of course, sew. ;)
Hope you had a great weekend and week, and would love to hear about your summer vacations this year!

4 comments

  1. How fun! It's always great to catch up with family, but it definately does make you appreciate home!

    Love the buffalo...how random!

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  2. Sounds like a great trip! I love to see the buffalo, so amazing. I had to laugh about the recycling thing. I do the same thing or I feel insanely guilty. I don't understand why it can be so common one place while others seem to ignore it.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed your trip. We had our trip in your hometown and looove the greenry and weather! XOXO

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  4. Sounds like you had fun! I could never read in the car, so I always get insanely bored. What cool things you saw, and LOL at the recylcing!

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