Monday, December 31, 2012

still in love with that place

i kept turning to robert and saying, "they're never going to believe this. these pictures just don't capture it. they have to come here." our entire trip out west felt like a giant, slow motion movie set in the prehistoric era. it was just surreal. the land before time. before high rises and strip malls took over the terrain and and it was just rock as far as the road could stretch.

the food was decadent and rich and spicy and full-bodied. the people were kind and held the land sacred. and the mountains were staggering enough that, on a random tuesday in december, dozens of strangers gathered at an overlook to take in the sunset.

i'll never forget it (and neither will our facebook friends! shout-out to robert's 300 posted pictures! sorry to bomb your newsfeed...) if i could, i would live in a tiny house on a tiny plot of land with a tiny little family and use all our resources to travel. of course, the trip home, to familiar sheets and floorboards and kitchen counters is the best of all.

(and yes that is me in caesar's palace re-creating the elevator scene from the hangover. when you gamble $5.00 and win ten cents you know it's time to move on to new vegas activities.)


Gentri said...

wait, did you go to Utah, and not tell me?!
Looks like you had a great trip!

Jillian said...

I've been looking forward to seeing these posts! So glad that you were able to see and experience all that you did. Glad to see that you are back to blogging too--missed you!

Bibi said...

Yes, out west is a different work and one has to see it with their own eyes to believe it. Thanks for posting some pictures, they awakened a lot of wonderful memories within me :-)

We wish you and your husband all the best for 2013!

Bibi said...


Daydream Living said...

Hi Courtney,
Enjoy Vegas, I loved my trip there, and it made me smile to read that you moved into your grandfathers house, Your new Home now.
Cheers to new beginnings and have a wonderful 2013!
Maureen xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful! I can remember our trip through the west so vividly even though it's been forever. That is something I definitely want to do again sometime - so breathtakingly beautiful! xxx

Valerie said...

we're getting ready for a move out west, and i've been feeling uneasy about it, but seeing this pictures gives me so much comfort! we're head for a beautiful place - thank you for sharing.

Janette said...

Wow! Amazing pics. I love the dessert.. There's something about it.. You'd think it'd be all scarce and beauty-less..but it's not. It breathes some how! It's one of my fave places..


Becca said...

This looks amazing - glad you had a bit of a break :) x

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