for amber waves of grain
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain...
we saw everything mentioned in that song, and more.
because we've been saying for ages that we wanted to take a trip, just the two of us, and because my husband and i moving to california provided the perfect opportunity, my best friend and i spent four days on the road, driving over 2,300 miles from the nation's heartland all the way to the
we saw the familiar woods and farmlands of wisconsin. we saw the endless plains of iowa and nebraska.
we saw mountains upon mountains upon mountains--and every range completely different!
we saw expanses of majestic beauty that made us feel oh so very small, and put us in awe of the Creator of it all.
(by the way, mountains don't fit in the camera, so you'll just have to go see it yourself.)
we went nearly 100 miles with no sign of civilization but the road stretching out before us under the stars. we saw so many incredibly beautiful sights, we longed for suburbia to re-appear so we could have something mediocre to look at for once...and even that was interesting.
and finally, we came to my new home.
oh, p.s.? that best friend i mentioned?
you should go say hi. it's her birthday! =)