A Month Out West
After four weeks, nearly 6000 miles, and seven states, Dan and I have made our way back home to Fayetteville.
Going into this trip I was feeling pretty anxious about taking so much time away from my work and responsibilities. A month is a long time, and for someone who is self-employed, that time is unpaid. But let me tell you, I can't put a price on the value I got from simply taking time to rest, think, and explore. I feel ready to take on the second half of the year with renewed energy and perspective. Maybe I'll take a month off every year. ;)
I won't attempt to summarize a month of traveling in a single blog post, but here are a few highlights.
Santa Barbara, Cambria, Paso Robles, Hearst Castle, Bakersfield
THAT BIG SKY
Drives across Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota
Hikes in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
A NIGHT IN A SHEEP WAGON
Outside of Cody, Wyoming
STAYING AT THE RANCH
Outside of Laramie, Wyoming
Laramie, Bozeman, Missoula, Helena, Spearfish, Sioux Falls
As fantastic as the trip was, it's so good to be home. I'm ready to get back into the studio, tend to our garden, and settle into a slow, breezy, Arkansas summer.
Happy Fourth, friends!