Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Desk and Our Trip

I have missed the last 3 What's On Your Workdesk Wednesdays as we were traveling.  I'll give you a list of some of the places we went after I share my desk from yesterday afternoon. And this view of my desk is part of a great get together of fellow crafters brought together by Julia at the Stamping Ground. I had just finished 2 card samples for my October class (yes, I have to get all 4 done THIS week with directions) so I can show them at my Sept. 28 class. On my desk I have some ideas to use on card # 3.  (Sorry, Julia, but this post is a bit photo heavy.)

So, far left.  My paper trimmer front and oodles of stuff (cards and such) sitting on top of my Scan N Cut, then baskets of odds and ends stamping stuff in baskets on shelves far back.  Middle... Stamps and papers sitting on my grid paper front. Then my red box of acrylic blocks, cleaning rags, assorted Liquid Colors and Silks in baskets the far back, assorted hand tools in desk organizers and washi tapes in their racks.  Far right, assorted paper, Ott light, and ink pads.

Ok, now as to our vacation.  We actually played along the trip by stopping at Meteor Crater and Winslow, AZ the first day.  We were awed by the crater and stood on the corner in Winslow. Remember the song by the Eagles, Take It Easy?  We did.

Next day we stood in 4 states, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico at the 4 Corners Monument.

From here we went to see my brother and his wife near Denver, CO and did some touristy stuff.
Next to Cheyenne, WY and seen our daughter and SIL for a few days. Had a great time, even went to the Terry Bison Ranch.  We fed the buffalo while riding a train!

Next to Lusk, WY and had lunch with my sister-by-choice and her boyfriend.  Miss her oodles.
On to stay at Sheriday, WY and over the Big Horn Mountains in north central Wyoming.

This was quite a climb up and down. Up to 8% grade going up and 10% going down.
Stopped to see our granddaughter, her hubby, and the youngest of our great grandsons.
On to Powell, WY.  We stayed a few days with our youngest son, his wife, and our grandson. We didn't do much but played a lot with our grandson!

Headed home Sept. 10 through Yellowstone Park, Jackson Hole and points south.  Here's my favorite scenery picture.

I think the Grand Tetons symbolize Wyoming the best. The trees were starting to change colors and snow will be falling on these majestic peaks very soon!
We drove through Monument Valley in northern Arizona but didn't stop as we spent about 4 hours there a couple years ago. Last stop, Flagstaff, AZ where we had dinner with my niece and her fiance (they were getting married 2 days later!) then home.   Now, I have oodles more pics but these give you an idea of some of the sights.

Now, please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the links to other desks.  I'll be visiting off and on today as I have to take my dad and his wife to the airport as they're heading to Denver to stay with my brother for a few days.



glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. WOW! What a trip - those photos were lovely - and gave us all a real taste of your land - Those mountains particularly caught my eye - love 'em!! Hope you manage to get all your prep done - I would be simply gazing at pictures...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Caro said...

What a fantastic trip, how lovely and thank you for showing us the photos. Good luck with all the prep for your class. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week. God Bless. Caro x (#16)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gosh Carol that's some trip. I can't believe it's three weeks since you were last here, where does the time go. Thanks for the visit to mine, enjoy your crafty week and happy woyww, Angela x17x

Sarah Brennan said...

What a fabulous trip Carol. I have a picture of my parents with my brother at 4 corners somewhere, as they came out to visit him when he was studying for his MA (mus) at UC Boulder 20 years ago. Hope you get all those instructions and packs ready for your deadline. Thanks for visiting already. Sarah #4

Helen said...

you've had a great trip! The 4 corners monument is great! Good luck getting the classes ready. Helen #3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do love seeing other deskers' travel photos and yours are wonderful! What a fabulous trip you had - I've never heard of the four corners before but what a great pic of you! I'd love to see Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons one day, it's on my Bucket List!
Hugs LLJ 13 xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous trip Carol with lots of family visits on the way. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Good luck getting your demo's finished & Happy WOYWW Tracey #7

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First I want to thank you for stopping by earlier today. Didn't want to forget.

You brought back SO many memories of places I have been. That crater was simply unbelievable the first time I saw it. It was overwhelming. I also stopped in Winslow and at the 4 Corners Monument. It was an amazing remembrance for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I also have been to the Grand Tetons, but not to the Bison Ranch. WONDERFUL photos and a great trip. Happy WOYWW from # 1.

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful photos. I love the corner of Winslow photo. LOL. Looks like you had a great vacation. Welcome back. Dorlene #28

pat brennan said...

Just desk hopping to get to know who is who. You are all so passionate and creative.