Trip out West Home
24 days. 16 states. 5,823 miles. at least a MILLION gift shops.

August 10 - September 3, 2005

The trip was great! Below, you'll find tons of pictures from each leg of the vacation. As you'll see, we live in an absolutely incredible country, and are surrounded by amazing works of God's creation.
"O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!"
—Psalm 8:1,3-4,9
A few interesting instances of God's hand of protection while on the trip:
Our brakes went completely out going down a mountain in Yellowstone, and God protected us; giving us a smooth stop at the bottom. Our bike rack collapsed while driving in Arizona, but no bikes fell off and no damage was done. Our transmission started going out while on the final leg of our drive, but we had a non-stop safe arrival home. God is so very good!

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First Stop: St. Louis
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Abilene, KS
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Colorado Springs
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The Hike up Pikes Peak
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Mt. Rushmore , etc.
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Badlands National Park
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Yellowstone
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Tetons / Jackson Hole
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Bryce Canyon / Grand Canyon
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Sedona, AZ
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