May 31, 2010

Travels: 74 miles driving around (2917 total miles)
Accommodations: Continued at the Nassutt home

We all slept in a bit today – nice to catch up on some missing sleep! Then, off to the house for breakfast- eggs, bacon, homemade brown bread, fruit, and coffee. Dave went to work again at a neighbor’s house this time. The kids played inside and outside. Mackenzie learned how to crochet from Oma and Omie – pretty neat. She crocheted some cute bracelets. We again had a “coffee break” of torta and coffee. Then, an early dinner of chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, carrots… It was quite tasty. And the kids slurped down bowls of cooked fruit from Oma’s 2009 garden.

After dinner, we went on a drive to Red Canyon Lookout. This looks out over Flaming Gorge and its deep red canyons. On the way there we saw some deer, and we were lucky to see the tiniest baby deer I have ever seen with her mother – it was amazing to see how slowly the mother moved to let her baby keep up with her and to let the baby nurse along the way. It was very neat- the kids loved it too! Dave and Kenz got out of the car to hide behind a tree to take some pictures. It was neat to watch my ever growing independent six year old quietly walk through a meadow, hide behind a tree, and then climb onto a stump to get the picture she wanted.

After checking out the view at Red Canyon we saw tons of deer and elk on our way back to Manila. It was fun to spot them!

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  1. Sofie
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi Courtney and Dave!!! I just discovered your blog and didn’t know you started your trip. I am so excited for you!!!! I love seeing all your pictures and feel you are soooo brave! Good brave! I will be sure to keep checking on you! The Graham Family’s Excellent Adventure!!! xoxoxoxo sofie

  2. Carlie
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Permalink


  3. Gudrun
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    It was so nice to spend a few days with all of you and hear more about your travels! It was great being woken up to “Happy Birthday”, coffee and Marin bouncing on the bed! Mason is quite the builder with the Legos and it was fun to work on the bracelets with Mackenzie. Love hearing about all the beautiful places you are seeing. Mom