Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Colorado & Reno & Orange Beach....One Busy Summer!

It has been awhile!  Life has been busy needless to say.  And to tell the truth.....I just wasn't feeling it. Do you ever feel like that?? Just don't feel like making the effort.  Sad to say but this is how I have been feeling and instead of succumbing to the pressure I just decided to go with it.  If I wasn't feeling it then I wasn't going to do it.  So therefore no blog post for.....not even going to count how long!

I had a very busy summer to say the least!  In the months of June and July I spent the night in a hotel 27 times!!!! Racked up those hotel reward points! And just what made me spend the night away from home so many nights??? To sum it up in one word......SOFTBALL. Which makes me happy happy happy!  I love watching my girl play, sitting in my lawn chair with my feet propped on the fence.  

We visited a few closer states at first....Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia.  Then next up was Colorado.

We My husband decided we would drive to Colorado this time.  14 hours.  In a truck.  Never again. This is what we saw for miles and miles across Kansas.  



The first dozen or so were neat to see.  Kind of got tired of them though.  I did see some buffalo on the way but since the speed limit was 75 mph, we were driving too fast for me to get a pic. :)






We drove ALL THE WAY UP Pikes Peak- eeek!  Our last trip to Colorado we visited Estes Park and went all the way up.  Well I just thought that was way high up!  Pikes Peak kicked my butt.  When we made it to the top, I was light headed and could not walk more than 10 steps without stopping to catch my breath. It was not for the faint at heart! The above picture was before we made it up too far. That's why I'm still smiling. :)

Then our next trip up was Reno.......




We stayed at Circus Circus.  Because that's where our team stayed.  Never.  Again.  I will leave it at that.

We did fly for this trip though.  Thank the Lord.


On this trip our highlight was visiting Lake Tahoe.  I was in awe of its beauty!  




My Youngest Mal

We dined at Moe's Original BBQ and I highly recommend!  Being from the south and near Memphis (home of BBQ) to say that this place was great is a big compliment!  Memphis has nothing on this joint!  And what a view while eating!



Then since we didn't travel enough for softball (or maybe I just needed an actual vacay!) off to the beach we went!







It was a much needed girls trip to Orange Beach, AL. We enjoyed the sun (and the shade after we burned the first day) shopped and ate too much.  The water was murky the entire time but that didn't spoil our fun.

After all of my traveling it's back to the grind teaching 8th and 9th graders.  Whew...I'm tired.

But as you can see I had an extra busy summer so I guess it was no surprise that I wasn't "feeling it."  I was overwhelmed with traveling so. much.  

I just have to remember when I get that overwhelmed feeling that I CAN just let things drop (such as writing on this blog) and just BE.

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