Back to Oregon...
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!
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!