Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home Again!

WOW!  What a long long vacation this has been.  Sixteen days long.  I’m such a major homebody that it was a little too long for me.  I had every intention of blogging while I was away.  At least once or twice.  Second day out… laptop hard drive crashed.  I couldn’t believe it!  I just bought it last November!  I think I have everything but about the last month backed up on the external hard drive.  We’ll see.  All I can say is if there were ever a doubt that I am addicted to blogging, sixteen days without a computer certainly confirmed it!  :)  I missed reading all of the news out there and all of the fantastic ideas that I find on a weekly basis. 

From the penny arcades in Manitou Springs, CO.

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To the Continental Divide

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Bear Tooth Pass.  Where you can always count on snow.

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Posing with my cutie brother.

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On to Yellowstone National Park.  Grandson rode in on the Harley with his PaPa.  A great thrill for a twelve year old boy!

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Bison in Yellowstone.  We never did see any bear.  Darn it!

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Old Faithful in Yellowstone.

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The cool weather and clear rivers of the mountains. 

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Teton National Park

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This is String Lake.  The most beautiful place on earth for me.  A perfect view of the Tetons and so peaceful and perfect.

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I don’t think that you could even take a bad picture with this much beauty surrounding you!

So……just pack me up and send me back to the mountains!  It’s where I belong.   Happy to be back among all of my “stuff” though!  Some fun finds and a great little shop in Red Lodge Montana to come later!



  1. I was starting to wonder what had happened to you. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation and even gladder you are back safe and sound.

  2. Hi Denise,

    So glad you are home....I've been checking for your return and was beginning to wonder if you had got lost! haha

    The Bison is awesome!!!! Ummm...the bear though, well, it came to visit me up close and personal like.. Here's the link so you can see my post about it:

    Those BIG HUGE mountains make my Smokies look so small but I can bet they all give you that warm and cozy much beauty everyday and our variety of wildlife that visits just keeps growing. I would love to see in person what you've just seen is absolutely breathtaking.

    Can't wait to see more photos..what a vacation you had...I'm a real homebody too so I think I would have lost my mind around the 10th day especially if my hard drive died!

    Again!!! I'm so glad you are home! You've been missed in the land of blog.

    Thanks so much for the kind comments about my studio and my stuff. I've really got to get back to my seems that wintertime brings on the desire. :0)

    Hugs, Stephanie ♥

  3. welcome back, sweety! i am so jealous of your trip. i have been to manitou springs but no further west (except for being born in ca., which i have no memory of) the teton park and yellowstone are on my bucket list for sure...the natural beauty is stunning! and you did all this traveling on motorcycle?! you go girl! glad to have you back in the blogging world. oh and...your brother is adorable :0)

  4. Yay! You're back! Love the pics!
    Now go make something! I'm having withdrawals. haha!

  5. What a beautiful place to vacation! 16 days is a long time away from the computer. I would probably have to go to a detox center!

  6. Gorgeous photos! You weren't too far from where I live when you were in Manitou Springs!
    Welcome home!

  7. Welcome home!! The photos are amazing!! Looks and sounds like you had a terrific time!!

  8. I am SO glad you are back!! I missed you!!

    Your photos were wonderful. I know you are so glad to be back home though. I am such a homebody too and 16 days would do me in!!


    p.s. I am giving away one of my faux Marie Antoinette Cakes so come sign up!!

  9. Oh Denise, what beautiful pictures! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Yes, your brother is a cutie too!

  10. Hi, Denise! So glad I found your beautiful blog today! I'm a vintage-loving girl, too, so I love what I've seen here today!

    Looks like a beautiful trip you had--always wonderful to get home again, though, isn't it?!

    I'll be back soon--have a wonderful day!



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