Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Where have y'all been?

In the downpour that has been going on in our corner of the world for the past few days, I was reminded of our summer vacation. We were sitting in a little restaurant in Cortez, Colorado enjoying scrumptious chicken fajitas when the clouds overhead loudly announced their presence and proceeded to dump huge quantities of rain.

"Wow, look at that!" The waitresses began looking out the windows, marvelling at the sudden shower. "That's a LOT of rain." Now, I can see how in a desert rain like that can seem like a lot, but let me tell you-we've had rain like that for days this week. Seriously. You start to wonder if you're going to need to make use of the scuba gear in the garage, or maybe investing in an inflatable raft is a good idea. I'm really only half joking...I know someone who actually had to be rescued from her house by boat because it flooded. Rivers are ready to burst their banks, the ground is completely saturated, and it becomes nasty to even step outside the door.

We're missing the desert. Maybe it was Jake's science project where he stood in front of his class and recounted the infamous Hummer tour where the thunderstorm broke over top of us, or looking at the pictures he needed for his poster. Whatever it is, I'm finding myself wishing for the blinding heat and a taste of prickly pear cactus jelly. If there is such a thing as desert fever, we've got it.

The red on this map shows where we've been, and when I look at it, I think...wow! In the last two years we've explored a lot of the USA, and there's still so much left to see. Any recommendations? While you're thinking, go ahead and read about our last road trip adventure over here at Kids Can Travel.


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