Back To The Big Blue

Salt Lake City, UT

We went on a road trip over the weekend to scope out “Canaan.” The kids love it there. Even though we all like the idea of starting over, it gets really hot during daytime in the land of the mountain people and we are already getting accustomed to the moderate weather in OR at this time. There were no statewide mandatory mask mandates in Utah and everything seemed to be operating differently than here in regards to that. We left early this morning so it’s still pretty bright out when we got home.

Brewer’s Blackbird

I didn’t take many pictures while we passed Idaho. The only stop we had was to put gas there. These blackbirds may have flown from some other place, but I’ll call them Idaho blackbirds anyway.

I dozed off while on the road and woke up when we were already in OR. I’m pretty sure my husband wished he could have just taken a nap than drive for 12 hours straight. Come to think of it, this is another complementarian perk. Since the man has to do all the driving, I get to sit back, sleep and enjoy the scenery while he has to always have his eyes on the road.

I posted the mountain views on the other side of the road on Thursday and today, the opposite side which shows the long stretch of the Columbia River.

From Boardman, The Dalles, Hood River all the way near Troutdale, the view on the opposite side are pretty much mountains and water.

Between the localities mentioned, it takes more than two hours of driving time.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.”

Psalm 36:5-9