Wow, where to begin in this post? ;) It's been over a couple months since we took a trip out West for a family economic conference, but of course every trip has it's moments. For me, it was seeing the Pacific ocean and the mountains of Montana. :) I can recall right before we left for the conference that my dad and I went jogging on the beach and it was absolutely breath-taking. Seriously, how often do you get to have that kind of scenery while running?
After the conference, we stayed at my dad's friends house and went to church and a farmer's market the next day. The church service was different than ours, but nonetheless entertaining. The farmer's market however was a different story. Seeing different vendors and great products all in one place gave me chills of excitement (even if some of those chills came from the cold weather).
Next, we made jack-o-lanterns (and mine was the one with the awful Joker sneer), and later had a grand dinner of wild-caught salmon, broccoli, and wild rice.
After that time with our friends we headed back home and captured the Western scenery along the way.
Someday, probably twenty years from now, I'll look back and wish I could have done things more differently, but I know that the things that we do happen for a reason. It could be in our growing in the Lord or something else, but nonetheless it was experience that I'll always have in my mind and heart.
So, have you taken a trip out West? What was your experience like?