Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello my sweet Friends

I know its been a while..



My short break was not intended.
We have had no services at all where we are camped out..

(Can you hear me now?)




We headed north with Big Bertha and have been camped out in
a beautiful spot.  I really never considered the high desert very pretty.
But here in Northern Nevada it is much greener than I had expected.

Funny how I grew up in Nevada but never headed north.




We have been enjoying our time.
And really enjoying the cooler weather.  I love it when I wake
up and its only in the high 40’s.




I've been enjoying capturing photos of all kinds of critters.




Even the ones trying to sneak some bird seed before the bluebirds see him.




I think my hubby might be starting up a new hobby.
Yep... That's a camera he has.



I do believe I am going to enjoy this new way of life for us.
So much to see in this great big world of ours..

I am just hoping that most of our stops will have phone service so
that I can keep up with what you are all up to.

If I worked this out right you should be reading this while we
are on our way to our next stop.
A campground right outside of Salt Lake City, UT

I'm sure they should have services there don't ya think.

Hoping to catch up soon!
Hugs~



Update:  If you want to know what those cone shaped structures are
you can hop over to my hubby blog HERE!

46 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is just so fun to see where you are and where you heading too, love the beauties around you and so glad that you are enjoying it too!
I am hoping to Bruce's blog now! : )

It's me said...

Wowww beautiful pictures !!..enjoy your trip darling.....love from me...x !

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome shots!! LOVE your critters!

Ros Crawford said...

Hello!! So good to see your photos ... I'm so glad all is going well ... sending big hugs

Gay Peplow said...

I'm really enjoying following your travels Linda Thank you so much for bringing us along :D Wonderful photographs again my dear!
Woah! 40 degrees ooh I couldn't cope with that, you poor things :)Have fun and watch out for the wild life especially the ones with two legs they can be really wild but funny too LOL Hugs Gay x

Lynn said...

This is going to be great following along with you, love these photos...that last one with the stone cones is interesting, I shall go off and google them..keep safe.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad all is well with you. the photos are breathtaking, thanks for sharing! Valerie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad you got to check in with us!! LOVING the photos!!! They are gorgeous!!!!

Sylvia said...

So much fun your are having, Linda! I really think that what you are doing is fabulous! Love all the photo's as well. 40's sound wonderful, our low was 77 our high 103+. Am looking forward to fall, but I should not want to miss a day, not even a hot one. We got a new kitten, my son Andrew was here and he just thought it was necessary, my three other cats were not in agreement! Have a wonderful time in Salt Lake! Hugs

Lisa Graham Art said...

It's so good to hear from you Linda and I am happy you are enjoying your new life so far! The photos are lovely and it's so great your husband is taking up some photography too. I would love to know what those beehive like structures are...they are so cool looking.

We have been to Salt Lake City before. We went to be the support team for our son who ran an ultra marathon...a 50 mile race! I would rather travel 50 miles in an RV like Bertha than run it, wouldn't you?

xo

Susan said...

I think being unplugged for a bit served you well. YOu've created some great images. My fave is the down the line fence shot. I have no idea what those round stone things are in the last image. Guess I'll have to visit a green desert too. PS....I've only driven to northern Maine once! I could try that again too.

Maggid said...

Thank you for thinking of us - BUT - gotta say - you'll be able to become the person YOU decide to be - when you have time to enjoy "The Now" where ever you are -

This - This You - Impresses me.

Thanks again for taking time for us.
-g-

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I love your photos, especially that sleepy looking lizard! What are those triangular structures with the little windows, in your last shot, Linda? If you don't mind me asking...! I am fascinated. Big traveling hugs, kath

Carol Blackburn said...

Glad to know you are safe and well and enjoying your journey. Hmmm, what are those stone things in the last shot anyway? Any ideas?

TexWisGirl said...

loved the cattle, loved the fence, loved the GREEN, loved the chippy! wow! pretty area! thanks for sharing it!

Terry said...

Living in the High Desert here in CA, there are things to love and not! The HD in NV must get much more rain to be green and so beautiful! Love the photos and again I hope you both are enjoying retirement! Two more years here! Hugs!

Davi said...

Great to hear from you! It is amazing what a little bit of rain does for the desert isnt it! Love all your critter shots. So much to see and I know you guys will enjoy every minute of it. Salt lake is a beautiful area so will be waiting to see the beauty thru your lens :) Safe travels my friend!!

Becca said...

Hi Linda!
I'm really going to love seeing all the fun places you guys are visiting! I think high desert (ilke Bend, Or) can be pretty in the summertime, but HD gets too much snow in the wintertime for my taste! I'll just stick to rainy/wet. :-) Love the chipmunk...what a little cutie! Looking forward to your next campsite!

Lisa Gordon said...

Just last night, I was wondering where you'd been! :-)
It sounds like you are having an amazing time, and I am so happy for you. I think that sometimes, no internet is really very good. Sometimes. :-)

Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I'm ooh-ing and aahh-ing at your photos!
A few years ago, my husband & I took a free spirited adventure, traveling by the seat of our pants northern Nevada, southern Utah, and a little Arizona in there, too - and I LOVED it. Such an amazing area.
All of these photos are so cool!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Just keep taking these amazing photos and share them when you can! Enjoy this amazing adventure. I am SO wanting to travel out West! Off to see those other photos! Sweet hugs!

Crafting Queen said...

These are wonderful photos. Sounds like your adventure is doing well. Have fun.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Linda these photos are really wonderful, thanks for sharing them :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Yay, a Linda post!! So, so glad to hear that things are going well with you two and that your absence is only due to service issues! What a beautiful spot you have been camped in! LOVE all the photos! Cannot wait to see the next stop on your adventure!

Catherine said...

You two are getting to see and experience so much. That is so awesome! Travel safe my friend and we shall hope for internet service everywhere you stop. :)
xo Catherine

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous photos Linda! What a way to capture nature in all her beauty!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo!

Nicki said...

Love the idea of cooler temperatures - just not too cold, just enough to pull on an extra blanket and snooze for a bit longer. Love that your husband is picking up the camera - you'll have to share some of his perspective.

Buttons said...

Oh Linda just seeing your beautiful photos and knowing you are enjoying every moment of this adventure and thinking about your smile makes me happy. Awesome photos. B

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful photos Linda, keep them coming! :-)

Sandie Edwards said...

Hi Linda, so envious of your wonderful treck around ... looks amazing the photographs, the critters you are photographing (Hubby included LOL). Charcoal ovens .. interesting... enjoyed your hubby's photographs too, and explanations. Nice to see photo's of you!!

S. Etole said...

Great photos and I'll be visiting your hubby's link as my curiosity is peaking.

augcott said...

LOL
Your photos are wonderful and it sounds like you are having a wonderful time!
Enjoy!

Heather Jensen said...

What beautiful photos. So glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. I told my hubby that I wanted to do this when we retire. I love seeing all your photos and hearing all your stories. :)

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Linda! What an adventure~! And we bloggers are so LUCKY to live through YOUR Gorgeous and interesting photos! THX for sharing!

hula-la said...

Great post...great photos...what a journey! Aloha!

Tracy said...

I just knew we were going to be getting awesome pics once you guys hit the road. I'm so jealous of all the things you're going to get to see. Please keep sharing. :-) Hugs!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Quite an exciting adventure you have embarked on. I love that your husband is also blogging/photographing the journey - and from quite a different perspective. I LOVE your photo of the charcoal ovens!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Happy to hear from you and see you're enjoying your trip! Amazing photos, that sneaky fellow going after the bird food is most adorable. And I'm happy to see your hub is growing a new camera love to, so you can enjoy it together!
Can't wait to see your Utah pics, I love the landscape there!
Hugs xx

yyam said...

Oooooh...you must be enjoying yourself...love these photos! :)

Deb Hickman said...

It sounds like you are having the best time, your photo's are stunning. Do you enter them into competitions, if not, you should. Enjoy your next stop. Deb x

Justine said...

you do have the best trips and take the best photographs, sounds like you are having a ball!

Pride In Photos said...

Cave Lake...how beautiful!!! Seriously, you are living the life that most of us dream about as we lay in the bed every nite. Stay blessed...enjoying your posts.

Gayle Price said...

Oh you really are "at one with nature", such beautiful images, and if that means no phone service or technology then I think you are still definitely the winner. I'm so glad you're enjoying your new way of life...it certainly looks idealic. Hubby looks right at home with his camera too. Safe travels. xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful pics of our beautiful world, Linda! TFS! So glad that you're wearing this new way of life so brilliantly ;). Hugs!

julieprice3 said...

Such a beautiful, peaceful scene, looks like your having a wonderful time, Thanks for sharing
Hugs Julie P