Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hello Friends

It's been awhile since I posted. Did you think I fell of the face of the earth. Haha.. 
When I last posted we were pulling out of Moab.  We have moved quit a few times since then.
Our next stop was Cortez, CO. While we were in Cortez we made a trip to Durango, CO. 
We enjoyed the little town of Durango so much we pulled Big Bertha down there and stayed a 
couple of more days there.


While in Durango we took a train ride.  If you're ever in the area it is a must do.
We both enjoyed it so much. 



Here's a photo of one of the cars on the train.  Love the vintage feel it has.



We enjoyed taking walks in the cute neighborhoods of Durango.
I'm surprised to see the trees in bloom here.  It was so cold in Durango!



 We also made a stop at Mesa Verde National Park.
Another must see.  Truly an amazing place to see.



Our next stop was Albuquerque, NM
They have a wonderful Bike path in Albuquerque which we took all the way 
to the Botanical Garden they have there.  That's where I grabbed this Zen shot.
Are you feeling it.



Next Stop was Santa Fe, NM.  Such a cool city and a very busy place.
Lots and Lots of shopping and cool little places to eat. 



I just love seeing all the Adobe buildings in Santa Fe.
And most of all the houses we saw were Adobe built as well. So cool to see.

Well that brings us up to date.  I think!  Hee Hee.


You know I couldn't leave you without throwing in a Macro shot.
Caught this little guy knee deep in a flower. 


We are in Colorado Springs, CO right now and we will be here till next Saturday.
Our next move will be our final stop for the summer.   
We will be camphost here in Colorado. We are hosting at a park that is near
Estes Park.  The campground name is Hermit park.  
We will be hosting there till the end of September. 
So if you are in the area stop by and say Hi..


I have been a bad blogger friend and will try to get by to visit all of you soon!.

Hugs~ 

50 comments:

Davi said...

Isnt it fun to get to visit so many cool places Linda!! So many wonderful places to see in our country. Love when you share all your wonderful pics with us:) Love the macro shot of the bee. Have fun and safe travels my friend!!

Gayle Price said...

Haha, you could never be a bad blogger friend. Love the update...you have been to some really amazing and beautiful places; well you make them look beautiful through your lens. So love the train, inside and out. Train travel is my favourite way to get around. The close up of the bee is incredible ! How do you do that ! Safe travels my friend. xx

Juliana said...

Awesome shots... i love that vintage interior of train...

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Barb said...

Hi Linda, I was really surprised to see the flowering trees in Durango! We're still getting snow and cold in Breckenridge. (But, this week, I'm in the Sonoran Desert). Your photos are fabulous - I hope you enjoy your stay in CO.

Sylvia said...

You are really living my life, Linda, I never got to Cortez and Durango, but road the train from La Veta to Alamosa which was awesome as well! There is way too much to do in Colorado, one just has to retire there! As for Santa Fe, that church was beautiful inside and you are right about the restaurants! The shopping was fun there are as well! Happy camping my friend, have fun with the bees. You will be cold in Colorado until about August if you are lucky! You have to visit Texas if you want hot!!! Not kidding it is 91 today...much too early! Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So fun!! LOVING all the photos!! CO will be amazing this summer for you :)

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful travels Linda and you are seeing such amazing sights. Have fun, Annette x

Becca said...

So great to see photos of all the places you've been! I still love the train the best! Hope I get to do that some day…problem is, I never want to leave the PNW anymore! Lol

TexWisGirl said...

bad blogger but living life! good for YOU! these are GORGEOUS shots - thanks for the madcap tour!

Lisa Gordon said...

So many wonderful places you are visiting, and such wonderful memories you are making.

I would absolutely LOVE that train ride.

You have a wonderful week, my friend. xo.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wonderful images from a range of amazing places. Seems life on the road is offering many opportunities to you both - enjoy!

Catherine said...

You've been a very busy girl! Love that bee shot. Very pretty! Keep traveling safe my friend!
xo Catherine

Valerie-Jael said...

What wonderful places you have visited, thanks for sharing the great photos. Have fun and enjoy every day! Hugs, Valerie

Mona Pendleton said...

Such beautiful photos Linda! Happy to hear all is well and that you are enjoying life!

Gail Dixon said...

We visited Colorado Springs four years ago in May and absolutely fell in love with it. We were ready to sell everything and move there.

It's good to see that you are having so many fun experiences and traveling to so many cool places. Your photo tours are always enchanting.

Audrey Pettit said...

My word, those are some beautiful scenes! This country of ours is so amazing, and so diverse. I LOVE that you share your adventures with us, so that we all can experience your journey with you! Shows me parts of the country that I will probably never see! I'll say it again, you should put out a photography book!

Robyn Goddard said...

Linda,
Your adventures look like fun.

There is a steam engine train ride that is a tourist attraction in the Black Hills. I went on it several years ago, it's fun just to say you got to ride a train.

Thanks for posting spring pictures. I needed the extra dose of color and sunshine this morning.

Sunday was a misty wet day. This morning we have 4-5" of heavy wet snow. Yes, spring took a step backwards on us.

Safe travels, my friend!

Barbara said...

Your images just make me want to head out on the road and see all of these places, only if I could. Such a great experience for you and your husband. Love each one so lucky my friend.

Terry said...

I love your adventures and the photos you share, all of which are so beautiful! It sounds like a lovely summer you will have and I am sure we will see some awesome photos! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos, Linda! I always love keeping up with you and seeing your gorgeous photos on Instagram. :)

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning photos, just love the macro shot. Sounds like you are having a great time.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are enjoying such an amazing part of our country. Makes me want to put on my cowboy boots and join you. I've taken the train from Durango to Silverton a few times and it was always amazing...and always in the Fall. I would love to be there for the Spring. Enjoy your week! Take a sunset photo for me! heehee! Hugs!

It's me said...

Enjoy every day darling.....love your pictures....love Ria...x !

Stella said...

I already saw a few photos on Instagram but I love to see them here too. It really is an amazing trip[/journey and I love seeing beautiful photos of so many different places. Enjoy your time and all the cities and places you visit!
XX

augcott said...

I envy you visiting all of these wonderful places .... thanks for taking us there with you with your lovely shots!
diane @ thoughts and shots

Sue Lelli said...

What AMAZING photos! And so many FABULOUS sites you have seen! Try to go to the zoo in Colorado Springs. It was one of my FAV spots! THX for sharing so many BEAUTIFUL things!

Jinny Newlin said...

Those pics of Mesa Verde and the Durango Silverton take me back, love. LOVE Colorado! It holds so many sweet memories from family vacations and my life, right out of college, teaching in Loveland. It's been too long. We rode the train, with Ezekiel, when I was pregnant with Adina, on our last visit. TFS! LOVE!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I can see you are having lots of fun my friend, the photos are awesome, if you are still in Santa Fe, don't forget to try out Tecolate and Maria's kitchen, 2 of our must eat place when we go to NM.
I so want to have the marco lens for my B'day!! It is such a wonderful shot with the bee and bloom, thanks for sharing and safe travel!

Lynn said...

I have just pulled myself back up onto my chair after your macro shot, a huge WOW :-). You two have been busy. Wonderful shots and I'd so like to visit Mesa Verde...everything here looks so spectacular...

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome post. the hubby & i loved our trip on the Durango train. super fun & a great experience all around. ( :

we loved Mesa Verde too. it was super hot & they were continuing to tell us that coyote had been sighted ... so that was a bit scary or made you nervous. we camped out in the camping area.

Charlene said...

Hi Friend! It's great to hear from you!! I am green with envy...these pictures are so cool! I need to go to every on of these places lol! Want to back track to Cali and pick me up :-) Hugs

Tracy said...

Wow, you guys zig zagged around a bit there. hee hee Lots of awesome shots. I would have loved to do the train ride. Hope you get settled in smoothly. Hugs!

Diane said...

Wow what wonderful pictures and fun places to see.

Hugs Diane

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really looks that you've had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing these amazing photos.

Lynnda said...

You've been busy .. So do I .. Lovely shots Linda.. Take care .. Hugs x

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific photos ... I just love them!! So glad you are enjoying life ... sending big hugs!!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Such gorgeous scenery! I always get the itch to travel when i stop by your blog. :)

Ida said...

There is no such thing as a "bad blogger friend" - Always a pleasure to see your post no matter when you post. Loved your photos here today. I especially enjoyed the photos of Mesa Verde Park, The Train Car & the wonderful Macro Bee shot.

Naquillity said...

sounds like the best trip... i'd love to have gone for a ride on that train. the inside looks so cozy... mesa verde would be a great visit, i think. i'd be hard pressed to leave. your zen photo is great. very relaxing. love that macro shot. the bee seems quite content... have a great day~

amanda | wildly simple said...

I just found myself sharing all of your recent stops with my husband & older sons who are up chatting.
Your adventure is so cool!
These places and your photos of them are beautiful!
Sounds like you'll have a beautiful summer ahead, I look forward to seeing what you capture for us.
Happy trails!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow...you have seen some awesome sights on your travels Linda...Loving the vintage train!!....Beautiful pics! x x

Lynn Richards said...

Is Estes Park anywhere near Conifer? We will be there is June for another wedding!
Love the photos and traveling with you.

Lynn Richards said...

Is Estes Park anywhere near Conifer? We will be there is June for another wedding!
Love the photos and traveling with you.

Pride In Photos said...

Linda, when I lived in Florida, they had this Train called "The Mystery Train" You could have dinner on it and then a mystery play would be acted out right in the aisle. As soon as I saw these beautiful photos this is all I could think of. Happy Friday.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your trip looks like it is truly amazing and I especially love seeing things through your lens...you have such an eye. We love the Estes Park area. Some of our best vacations have been in Colorado and we've always felt blessed that it was right next door to Kansas. :)

I hope your camp hosting goes very well!

Gay Peplow said...

You're having such a fabulous trip, I'm jealous Linda, still I am also grateful that you're sharing your photos with us, thank you! Have fun my friend, :D x

yyam said...

Ooooh, you've been busy! LOVE the train photos...how fun! Glad you are doing well!

Lori said...

Oh, Linda, you are going to the most amazing places! Your photos make me want to go everywhere you've been!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I always eagerly await your new photos. The places you visit are truly and your photography makes them look unique and alive :). Love the photos from Santa Fe. Hugs to you both!!!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a place well worth seeing.