It has been a hard week for my family. We lost our Patriarch, a great pillar of our family whom we all looked up to. He set a long and beautiful example of how to live a great life and we all are so thankful for that in many ways. I could go on and on about him, but I don't think the internet is really the appropriate forum for me. Just know that I think it is safe to say that we are all broken hearted right now, and though we will never be healed, we are learning to carry on. That is why I thought a post featuring the last of our summer trip photos might lighten the mood a bit.
On the last leg of our journey, we drove past some pioneer landmarks. I wanted to stop and take pictures, and though Jason humored me, he was pretty annoyed by the whole thing because we were hot and tired. Independence Rock is also a rest area, so that is nice and convenient.
We also stopped at Scotts bluff which offered some pretty cool views.
Grace enjoyed getting out of the car and taking a stroll with Daddy, though she really wanted to get down and crawl around herself!
Another crazy view of Scotts Bluff. It was, like most things, much better in person. I can imagine why this was a landmark for the pioneers after all the flatness.
We're number one! Go team Strom!
Much love to you all.