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Cycle of Travels

Travel…

Sights, nature, things.

Love…

Hugs, gatherings, smiles.

Adventure…

Experience, thrive, strive.

Joys…

Laughter, children, food.

Leaving…

Goodbyes, sighs, waves.

Home…

Comfort, happiness, bliss.

Traveling is always fun, but for me it is a great refresher. Home is where I love.

Elizabeth and I will be traveling again soon! So excited to see my mama and siblings. ❤️ it’s been almost one and a half years since I saw my siblings, in person…

So excited!!

So I guess, my poem kind is at war with itself…I love being home, but the thought of seeing my family again makes me willing to travel from home!

If you are with a family member today, give them a hug. Because some people in the world are unable to see their own family members often. ❤️

Digital Art
By emily2jane
06-03-2021

Our Journey

This vacation was to visit the newest baby addition to my sister in-law’s family. All the way to Kentucky.

Our trip was a total of 5 days…

Day 1 Drive eight hours.Hotel. Day 2 direct flight to Cincinnati, drive 10min to Kentucky. Day 3 Kentucky. Day 4 Kentucky. Day 5 Fly plus drive the eight hours. 😩

Day 5 was the worst.

But enough of the depressing things I’ll post some pictures. 🥰

Driving out of our home state. Such a beautiful blue sky.
Next state. I feel like their sky is huge!!
An actual conversation that happened in the car.

It’s funny how my mind and my hubby’s mind work differently. Haha 😂 Elizabeth wanted up. This was going to be a fun day, if we were only into the drive by 3 hours.

Finally!

We went exploring because we got there a bit before we could check in. Next step swimming in the pool to get the wiggles out!!

Scratch that. The pool at our hotel is closed. So we went to the park and let Elizabeth get her wiggles out. The hotel was really crappy. In all our experiences, it was the second worst ever. The first being a weed smelling infested hotel that made me puke. So this one was just a smidge better because it did not smell but it was pretty bad.

Elizabeth was over the car. But at least we are on our way to the airport.

I don’t know if you remember Elizabeth with her backpack…but man, was that a life saver! If you have a two year old, get one. It was amazing.

Elizabeth was doing digital Art. I thought this one was pretty.
Digital Art by Elizabeth
6-2-21
I know airline’s say they wipe everything down due to Covid, but I always wipe everything, I think she might touch, down. Luckily I did because my wipe came back a light brown.

I would suggest wiping down things that claim to be clean. It never is. I’ve been doing this even before Covid. Just because my child has always been curious. She touches everything.

The clouds look like whipped cream. I’m hungry.

Finally to Kentucky. It is beautiful. It’s green! But wow it is humid!! It was 50 something degrees and I was drenched. Compared to home it felt like the air was giving me a sweaty hug. 🥵

Elizabeth and Papa. What a wonderful view they have out their windows.

Next, an outing in Kentucky.

Noah’s Ark.
The tail end.

It was truly amazing!! Except at this area they had fake thunder noises and Elizabeth got scared. She got some extra mama snuggles.

Again Elizabeth touching everything. She liked all the wood. I wiped her hands when we got back to the first floor.

This last picture we had gone up to the third floor of the ark and was slowly making our way down. It was huge!!

The center of the ark. Just think people today had tools and machines. Noah had his hands and the tools he made.

Walking threw the ark made me realize something. Noah was the creator of the term rustic. Whoever claims otherwise is a liar. He started it all. Haha 😆

Elizabeth was Done! at around 2:00. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law do not understand because they have a 1 month year old. Their child is fine as long as she gets to eat and sleep. Not so true for a 2 year old. And I must say! Elizabeth walked almost the entirety of the day…except the first floor of the ark. (It was too crowded and the thunder). My fitbit said I did almost 10,000 steps by this point! But she did amazing. Also we got there around 9:30. So it had been 4.5hrs. But the grandparents and the new parents did not understand.

So around 3:00…the hubby and I were Done! We got the keys to the car and took back our screaming child. The instant we got in the car, she snuggled into me and slept. It was nap time. She probably napped for a good hour and a half. I probably got 30min.

Nap time plus waiting was a total of 3 hours before everyone else showed up…😕 it would have been nice to go back to the hotel before dinner.

Bedtime was interesting… Kentucky is 2 hours ahead of us. So when it was 10pm there, it really felt like 8pm. I feel bad for our neighbors because Elizabeth was finally falling asleep around 11:30 every night.

A park near their house.

So sweet 🥰
She got daddy’s hat…❤️
My extended family.

The day at the park was day four. It was warmer, but with a warmer temp meant sweating from the humidity. If it wasn’t humid and the life pace was a bit slower this would be a wonderful place to live.

Day 5

On the plane and the beautiful sunrise.

We had to wake up at 3:50am. 😒 It was good because we still had the eight hour drive after the flight. But it felt like our 1:50am. I was still on our home town time….😵

Home ❤️

Finally back home. There is no place like home!!

Rest day…

No writing today. It’s our once a month shopping day!!! So it’s a full day of getting necessities from various stores. It’s way cheaper than buying it at our local supermarket. So we drive 45miles to our big city…

So sadly, all this means is I won’t be posting the next chapter of my story until tomorrow. I’ll edit it tonight and have it scheduled to post tomorrow morning!

Have a wonderful Saturday. May yours be filled with family time; just as mine will be today!❤️

Photo taken: Driving towards the big city…

Visiting home.

It’s strange, that I live in another state now but that I still consider my mom’s house home…it’s a different kind of home. It has so many memories and my family is there. No matter what was going on we would all meet at mama’s and hang out. ❤️ I miss that so much!!

But we are on our way to see my family!! I’m so excited!!

But I’m also excited for my siblings to meet my daughter! She is 11 weeks today…and we are traveling south. The baby is behaving really well, we have a very well behaved baby. 😎

They will finally get to determined whether she is or not. I’m excited for my nephews to meet her. Especially the youngest because now there is a little person smaller than him.

Stopping in Utah, then we are coming home tomorrow!❤️

Family❤️

Since my hubby works long hours also along with a crazy schedule; I was getting lonely. I am a people person to a point. I don’t like quiet. I will contradict that statement: I like alone time but only so much.

So we decided to add to the family. Even though we have our first on the way; I needed some company sooner. We got two.

Her name is Pickles. She was super shy when we got her. She came from an animal shelter. It was a happy place for an energetic dog but not a shy one. She has grown to love us these past seven days. She now wants all the attention and she is a little bit of a trouble maker. The only sound she has made is small whimpers when she needs to go to the bathroom or some barking when she is defending her brother.

His name is Moose. He was also super shy. He is eight weeks old. He seems like he has never had a loving home. So we want to give him one; ten times over.

After we got them I was having severe allergies. I knew it was not because of them because it was a different allergy.

So it turns out down by the Yellowstone river there are hundreds of cotton wood trees. I have discovered I am super allergic to cotton trees blooming. It has passed though. Thankfully I moved up after the bloom; however, now I know May/ June will be difficult. The small town feel out ways the other difficulties we might face.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

(I had to check the calendar because here the days quickly morph into each other.)

❤️

I am sorry…

I am sorry to my followers…I will finish the story tomorrow, but I have had a long strenuous weekend. One fourteen hour day and one twelve hour day to be exact. Not relaxing hours, but doing hard work…

This is our trailer to take my hubby from point A to point B in a more affordable way…but it needed some love.

My husbands mind is amazing, because he has been telling me all the designs and what he was going to do, and I thought I understood but I didn’t. It was much more amazing than I had thought of…😎

My job was to grind down the rust on the cross beams that were broken. I started with this air grinder one for a while but I advanced up to a heftier one after a while.

So as much as I want to continue the story I am pooped and if I tried to write today the story would end just like how I am feeling. So I’m going to give myself a day to recoup and I’ll finally finish the story tomorrow. Again I am sorry, but I’m exhausted.

What do you think of my Saturday attire…😜 I was pretty much wearing this throughout both days…

Friday

The glorious day of Friday is here 😊❤️!!

Things that happen on there marvelous day of Friday: I get to work about 5 hours of overtime; I get to go to my mother’s house and putter; I get to go home early with my mister; we take a long beautiful, but exhausting hike; lastly, we don’t have to wake up early Saturday morning! Even though that just means waking up at 6:30, instead of 5:30…but it does make a difference.

Enjoy your spectacular Friday, because no matter what mine is going to be wonderful. More than likely, I’ll spend it sitting, sleeping, or slightly moving; but most definitely, with a lot of smiling. 😁

Some art to start the smiling process…

Sunsets/ sunrises from different states. All photos taken and edited by emily2jane.❤️

Idaho Sunrise’ by emily2jane

‘Utah Sunset’ by emily2jane

‘California Sunrise’ by emily2jane