my hubby and I recently 'dubbed' this year of our lives as the "60/40." It's one of those types of celebrations that are once in a lifetime, well, I guess most are, but we decided this was our defining moment. Both of us turned the big 6-0 this past summer and come November we will be blissfully wed a big 4-0 years. Gaw, that's a long time! We have known each other 41 years of which that anniversary fell during our stint with the blizzard. More to come on that. Here's just a hint of what we saw as we started our trip. It was a Sunday a few weeks ago and we headed up to the pass, which is about twenty minutes from our home. It was rainy at home but we didn't expect any trouble. This is one of the lowest mountain passes in elevation...no need to be concerned. We headed to our first stop, Starbucks. I had a coupon for $10 and was planning to get two grande drinks to go. Great way to start a vacay right? Well the coupon would not scan. Should we have been concerned? Was this some type of omen? When we got to the pass this is what we saw...
|out the windshield, Chinook Pass 9/13|
these are literally the first two pictures I took on our official vacation. A vacation we had planned months in advance and had to reschedule twice due to my emergency surgeries and a long summer recuperating. The vacation that was going to take us to several National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Glacier, The Badlands and Mt. Rushmore. Oh yeah, this was reason for concern...we just didn't know it yet!