Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vacation, Day 17

Wednesday after Pentecost 3
June 16, 2010
Vacation, Day 17

The Lord be with you

Today can be summed up with just two words: We drove. The day started with breakfast at a Waffle place in Sacramento. Then we headed east and left California, entered Utah, drove east for hours, headed north into Idaho, then east again until we reached Idaho Falls. We lost an hour as we entered Mountain Time. When we reached Idaho Falls we discovered that almost every room was full due to an Idaho Cities Convention in town. However, after checking six or more hotels we found rooms in “Motel West.” It is a nice place, large rooms, and is costing us what we had planned to pay at a Motel 6.

It has been cold and windy all day. The area is all High Desert.

The sun was setting as we entered Idaho, so I can’t really say much about the land. However we crossed over the Snake River as we entered. I’ve heard about this river all my life. Now I’ve taken some pictures of it. I also took a picture of the Idaho sunset.

As we drove through Utah it looked like we were in an old John Ford Western. There is a stark majestic beauty to the landscape.

We are about two hours from Yellowstone. We are planning to leave at 8:00 tomorrow morning, which probably means 9:00 or 9:30.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. They are:

1. California
2. Utah
3. Utah
4. Utah
5. The Snake River
6. Idaho Sunset

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

1 comment:

  1. I kept thinking of covered wagons, too; settlers coming through to the west. We started switching drivers every 1.5 hours, as the road tries to lull you to sleep!