Tuesday, May 4, 2010

READ MY LIPS.....I Will NOT Camp in Grizzly Country!

Early this summer - Sabrina is off to University of North Carolina School of the Arts for a month  where she has been accepted into the Visual Arts Program.  Quite an honor for a 15 year old.  That gives Blaise and I a month with NO KIDS.  WHAT?????? No kids????  Do corgis count as kids??  Well, not exactly, but family is staying at the house to watch the furry kids so Blaise and I can hit the open road in search of  our next homestead which we plan on moving to when Sabrina is done with High School.
We are going fly from Raleigh
 to Salt Lake City to rent
a car (thank you airline miles!)

drive from Salt Lake to Southern Idaho (Idaho Falls to be exact) to pick up a Harley Davidson

Tour up through Idaho and over to Montana
Down through Montana into
Drive from the top of Wyoming to the bottom, down through Yellowstone Country finally......
crossing back to Idaho to return the Harley, pick up the car, drive back to Salt Lake and fly home.

We've been to all of those places many times - but never on the same trip and NEVER on a motorcycle.  We typically go to Utah, Colorado, the Dakotas and maybe Nebraska on the motorcycle - so this will be a first for us to go up into the extreme terrains on a bike.  I am so excited I can hardly stand it!

My husband has been putting the pressure on me to do some camping up in Northern Montana while we're there - but being an avid fan of Animal Planet's show, "Grizzly Encounters" and huge fan of Brutus (who we're going to see while we're there by the way)  - there is no $&#*@&$#$& way I'm camping in grizzly country.  We've camped in Colorado, Utah, Arizona - and all we've had to worry about (I use the word "all" reluctantly) are, rattle snakes, coyotes, wolves and brown and black bears. But  Grizzly country - THAT'S where I draw the line mister.  No way - no how. End of Story.

Oh, and by the way - the mod quilt I'm working on is coming right along.  So fresh and pretty. I love the bold color blocks that I have now put up on the design wall with stark white plain blocks in between. I have many more blocks to make.  To be continued...


sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

And I don't blame you Cathie, nor would I!! But what a wonderful trip you're going to have, what an adventure. The scenery in your photos is absolutely stunning. Bye for now, Lesley

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip! I've been to Salt Lake, Idaho Falls, parts of the Dakotas & Montana--beautiful country to be sure--but you wouldn't catch me camping there either!

Love the quilt so far!


Sounds like an excellent road trip ... hope you find what you are looking for. The quilt is looking fabulous already. So warming. You've picked out perfect tones :o)

Deborah said...

I love the colors! Your trip sounds great! Many years ago I did some camping and motorcycle riding in Colorado and Utah.

lyle said...

wow i had a similar harley road trip the other year! awesome! i love driving through utah and idaho. the scenery is so beautiful!

Pursuing Art... said...

LOL!!! I'd draw the line too! ;-)

Oh, your trip sounds delightful and I hope it was that and more!

Just adore the Mod Quilt...fresh it right! XOX

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