Monday, October 22, 2012

Moving on

It is that time. I have finished working at Snowmass and we are getting ready to head out. It is a bittersweet time since we have grown very fond of the Roaring Fork Valley, but we know that other adventures and experiences await us. We have spent Sunday and Monday preparing to depart. There is some anticipation and excitement, because I am looking at 1-2 weeks of vacation time to spend with the family. The plan is to head west into Utah to visit Arches NP and then to head south into Arizona and make our way to the Grand Canyon. Stephanie and I both love the southwest and are eager to share this corner of the country with our children. We have been in the southwest in both the heat of the summer and the cold of winter, so this time around will be a new experience for us as well as we get to experience it in the fall.

Personally, I am excited to head to these parks to work on my photography. Many years ago, on my first visit to the Grand Canyon was when I was first beginning as a photographer. It will be fun to compare my work from then and now to see (hopefully) how I have grown and developed (pun intended) in my skills.

We are trying to learn from our trip out and the difficulties that we had and are taking any and all preventative measures that we can, but we still ask for prayers for safe travels. Later this morning we will play Willie Nelson's On The Road Again and be there.

Life is good.


  1. Prayers for safe traveling. I can sense your excitement and I'm a bit jealous. Keep the guest suite available. Love you all.

    P.S. I'll always be ready for a visit from the Simpson Six when you get to the Miami Valley.

  2. You've already been in our prayers for several days now, and I asked for prayer in my Sunday School class. Keep in touch.
    Sheri/Mom/Grandma (wink to Reda)