(About To Be) On The Road Again

It’s almost here – the first big Scampabout of the year. Road Trip USA 2014 Woohoo I’m So Excited and I Just Can’t Hide It!

Ahem. My plan, and I use this word  loosely since at the moment I don’t actually know where we’ll end up the first night out, is to go up the west side of Colorado (through the Rockies), onto Wyoming (visiting Yellowstone for the second time), and all the way to Glacier National Park on the Canadian border. (And maybe cross over if it’s not a problem with Sam.) Then we’ll come back down the east side of those states and hit even more National Parks. If all goes as I hope it will, we’ll see 16 of them on this trip, and then I’ll be close to triple digits on my list. Yay!

I’m also hoping to connect with friends and maybe even Mom on this trip, which will be a first, and something I’d love to make a regular thing for future Scampabouts.

My wonderful friend and super-talented photographer Lenny Foster took this shot the day Sam and I were on our way to Santa Fe to get a water pump fixed:

(About To Be) On The Road Again

Sam is licking his chops in anticipation of chasing a bunny he sees in the distance. Which, thank god, he didn’t catch.

My mother, who is a creative genius and whiz at all things handmade, made these fun new curtains, replacing the boring  ones Sadie came with:

(About To Be) On The Road Again

I picked out the fabric – it’s Marimekko, a Finnish company – had it sent to Mom, then she made the curtains and shipped them  to me. One of a jillion reasons why I love my mother.

Lastly, Kahler Island has a new resident:

(About To Be) On The Road Again

I’m thinking this little guy can keep an eye on things while we’re away.

I’ll be posting here and on Facebook while we’re gone. Stay tuned.

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  1. Manisha May 22, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Yah! You have such a fun trip planned. And I love the curtains and the new gnome resident. I was so excited to get your email. I’ll respond soon. I can’t wait to see all your photos and hear about the great scampabout of 2014!
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    • deonne May 22, 2014 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks, Manisha! It’s going to be a very special trip, and I’m excited to not only go, but to share it with all of you. Three more days…

  2. Judie Ashford May 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Did I successfully sign up to receive notices of publication?

    Virtual hugs,


    • deonne May 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

      Judie – It looks like your subscription is “confirmation pending,” which I’m guessing means you have an email in your inbox with a link, so just click that link and you should be all set. Thanks for joining us!

  3. Janet May 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Simple gathered curtains so not a big deal to make them. They are much better than the old ones. Very cute. Have a safe trip and I look forward to reading abut your adventures along the way. Love you.

    • deonne May 22, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

      Mom – Maybe not a big deal for you, but mine would have been a disaster. Love you, too.

  4. Janet May 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    PS I love the gnome and I do hope that I will be able to see you maybe in WY?

    • deonne May 22, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

      Mom – Yes! Definitely hoping to see you in Wyoming. We’ll make it happen.

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