The Finale

Today I am going to finish telling you about our drive across the country because it was over a month ago everyone likes a happy ending.

I think part of why it seemed so hard to write about the next part of our trip was because it involved many, many hours of driving along highways without much else. I could not begin to capture the amazing sunset we experienced in Kansas though.

Sunset

There were also about seventy thousand modern day windmills from there to Wyoming.

Wind Farm

We decided to spend a full day in the Denver area. That turned into spending the extra day in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy for a private tour. My favorite part was the chapel and the art inside.

Chapel

Cross

Inlay Art

Stained Glass Windows

In Denver, we also had some amazing Mexican food…

YUM

And we even took in some local culture and shopping…

Car or Art

Jeep Shopping

From Denver to Salt Lake we saw beautiful miles of mountains and quite a bit of wildlife, most of which we did not capture on camera.

It was coooooold here

 

Mountain Drive through Wyoming

 

The Boys Took the Jeep to Antelope State Park at the Great Salt Lake

 

Antelope Island State Park

By the time we got to Salt Lake City to spend time with my awesome best friend, my back decided it was done with all this traveling nonsense and completely went out on me. So I had a major failure in the photo-taking department except for this awesome shot of our two boys together…

Dude, I\’m literally looking up to you…no pressure

And the most delicious version of French Toast ever…

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

After a couple days more than we had originally planned, we made the drive to Idaho where SkipperClanJr got a little guitar time…

Music Time

Then we made the final drive towards Seattle and our new home, via Portland. Oregon is beautiful in a way words nor my camera from the inside of the car could capture.

Riverside Bridge

If you are still with me, thank you for spending some time with us here. Have you ever driven across the country? In two weeks’ time we literally went from Washington D.C. to Washington State. Two cars, two teenagers, two dogs…a trip we will never forget!

Final Reading