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Trip West 2014: Visiting Jean & Family

The ranch is so quiet, especially when there are only adults (I think Tony and I were the loudest people there). Then, there’s Jean’s house. With two kids younger than three, it sometimes feels like there is never a peaceful moment. What I’m not saying is that I don’t love them. They’re both super cute and their personalities are so different. What I am saying is that, compared to our house and the ranch, it was chaotic. There were mommy-piles:

And daddy-piles:

And how can you not end with this grin?

There are more pictures in the album.

The following are the posts in this series:

  1. Traveling West
  2. Activities at the Ranch
  3. Wildlife at the Ranch
  4. Cowpunchers
  5. Las Vegas with Dad
  6. Jean’s Promotion
  7. Visiting Jean & Family
  8. Return to the Ranch (Friday)
  9. Return to the Ranch (Saturday)
  10. Teturn to the Ranch (Sunday)
  11. Return to the Ranch (Monday)
  12. Nevada and Utah
  13. Utah and Colorado
  14. Colorado, Kansas, Missouri
  15. Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Home

Second Snowy Drive of January 2014

It snowed last Tuesday and I complained to Jean that we didn’t get as much as the weatherman “promised.” She pointed out that I should be thankful that we got any snow at all and I realized she was right. So, on Tuesday, I took the camera and went for a walk. Unfortunately, snow doesn’t photograph all that well (it doesn’t exactly have a lot of contrast…).

Wednesday, I talked Dad into going for a drive with me (Tony and I had planned to go back up to the mountains on Wednesday to hike with our friends, but really cold weather came along with the snow, so we decided to wait until it was a little warmer). We drove over to the valley and enjoyed some back roads. We kept crossing this river, but we couldn’t find a good place to stop. Either there were “No Trespassing” signs plastered all over the place or the road was too busy to just pull off. We finally found this little bridge and pulled off. (I have to say, that house seems like it would have some amazing views!)

After the photographing stop, we came to the end of the road and were met with this view. It was an awesome way to end the searching part of our trip.