Friday, July 01, 2011

Back From Nebraska...


Besides visiting (very quickly, in some cases) Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, The Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone, not to mention a wonderful, old farmhouse in Crawford, Nebraska, I did do a little knitting during the last two and a half weeks. I finished my Cuddle-Up Cushion, cover and even though I'm still not sold on Rowan tweed, I like my finished product.
Since we hadn't driven to Nebraska for our yearly trip to visit family there for at least eight years, we decided to make a real vacation of it.  (Did that previous sentence makes sense. We usually fly to Nebraska, ha, ha.) We stopped at Bryce Canyon the last time we drove and actually did some hiking around, but this time we only looked down into the canyon from some lookouts.
We spent the second night of our trip at the Hatchet Resort in Moran, Wyoming.  which is awesome. We could see the Grand Tetons right out our cabin door, so the setting was beautiful; plus,  the little restaurant was great, and the hot tub was right out our cabin door.
Paige thought about sleeping up in this little loft in our cabin but decided against it ultimately. I was glad since it seems like a long way to accidentally roll over and fall off of.


Not sure exactly what Kai is doing here, but I like this picture. Russ and Kai didn't take along sweatshirts, so we bought them some at Yellowstone. It was really cold! In fact, we drove through an avalanche zone on our way out the West Entrance.



We ended the first phase of our long drive in Crawford, Nebraska, where my wonderful sister-in-law had rented us a house, a hundred-year old farmhouse, to be exact. It was remodeled inside, which was nice, but the outside was incredible; a koi pond, beautiful flower beds, birdhouses, two friendly cats, and tons of comfortable seating. My sister-in-law is batting 1000 as far as planning mini-vacations for us. She's done it for us innumerable times, and ever time we have an incredible time. 
We packed a lot into our week in Lincoln and Omaha too. One of the highlights was a couple of visits with my sister and her family. My sister has five kids, but the two older ones aren't in this picture, not that Kai wouldn't have been game for them to try to get a piggy back ride too.

13 comments:

Dee said...

Looks like everyone had a good time.

frayedattheedge said...

What a great trip - lovely photos of the family........ and your cushion looks good too!

Willow said...

Love that cushion! I'm getting inspired.

Your photos especially of Yosemite look so enticing.

One pair of Hands said...

What a great trip you have had. Your last post on Yosemite brought back wonderful memories for me. We visited there in 1987. A breathtaking place.
I really like your cushion. Aran patterns are good for keeping one awake. Can't possibly nod off when you have to concentrate on every stitch.

Prairie Rose said...

Wow! You saw some beautiful places.
My family and I lived in WY for a time when I was young.
We also have friends and family in the Omaha and Lincoln area.
Your pillow cover is amazing!
You and your family have a great holiday weekend,friend!

marit said...

Great photos- thanks for sharing!

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Joansie said...

Love the pillow. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

TheBlackSheep said...

Looks like it was a really great trip. I'm glad it all went well for you.

Tracy said...

What good times! Love the photos...especially the one at the end with all the kids! LOVE your cushion...that pink is fabulous! I almost bought some Rowan tweed for a summer sweater project, but opted not to, just though it might be too "heavy" even for a summer sweater. Your new banner is wonderful! :o) Happy Summer ((HUGS))

Caffeine Girl said...

What a great trip. There are so many places I haven't been.

I really want to go to Hatchet Resort. It looks fabulous!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

What a wonderful vacation and I love the photos. I very much enjoyed this post and it makes me want to go somewhere !

Anonymous said...

WOW, your blog never disappoints. Your pics are superb.....we sure loved having some special times in Crawford at "our" ranch. ;) I appreciate the accolades (i'm the sister in law for you other blog fans)....and you know I love planning those things and am so thankful that they work have worked out so well. It always helps to have GREAT people to share such adventures with!! xoxo Ann/Lincoln