We had to end here, didn’t we? This trip was a towering experience for us as a family. It’s one for the ages. To have such a gift of time together, in such an extraordinary place – that’s going to be something we all treasure for life.
The trip started out with some rough moments – frightening weather in the Badlands, Maria and then Nick falling ill, and a maddening first day in Yellowstone driving around in search of a campsite. It took the better part of a week for us to settle into the trip and get past those hurdles. And when we reached that point, it was well worth the effort.
All five of us stretched our horizons on that trip. We had new experiences and learned to trust ourselves, and each other.
On this last blogging day of 2011, I wish all of you great peace and happiness in your lives. I hope you enjoyed seeing this year through our eyes half as much as we enjoyed living it. And I hope we’ll see you back here in the new year.