A few years back we took a family vacation to Shenandoah National Park. We were driving along Skyline Drive that took us along the top of the mountain ridge. The views were spectacular. The weather was misty and rainy. The misty weather just added to the mystery of the mountains and made everything seem almost like we were driving through a rain forest. Apparently I must have been saying spectacular ALOT. Ooohing and Aaahhing at the scenery. (This annoys my kids, when I oooh and aah) Finally, our Luke, who at the time had not graduated from speech class,said “hmmm speck-a-tack-a-lar-lar”. What a goof….he wasn’t even looking out the window. I wonder do our kids appreciate this beautiful country we live in?
Last summer same thing as we were on our trip I was trying to peal the kids eyes away from their books and make them look out the window. We were driving this time through Utah. Which if any of you have driven through the south east corner of Utah you know it IS spectacular. Ainslie, my oldest daughter, said to me, “mom if you’ve seen one red rock you’ve seen them all”. OH MY goodness gracious child! I am really hoping when they walk through Heavens doors someday they are in awe finally of that! Heaven-shmeaven…”seen one gold paved road you’ve seen um all”.
A couple days ago we took a drive, not a long one mind you, half hour from our house to the “SPECTACULAR” Lake Michigan. Which if you have never been. Please come. It is truly spectacular in every season.
This picture was taken as I was standing about 50 yards out on the ice. Then there is wall of ice that is a sharp drop off of about 10 feet. Real safe place to walk with your children! The ER Doc husband was back in the car (with the teenager who didn’t dress warm enough) at the ready to call 911.
My middle kiddos walking on a sea of snowballs
Flippin’, crazy, icey Bbrrrah!
Lake Michigan IS spectacular, like I said, in every season, but I will take this one!