Even though we had a shorter distance to drive today, it felt like the longest. We got up a bit later than usual, but otherwise, the first half of our day sped by. It started with breathtaking views of the mountains and a hour or so stop in Vail. I LOVE VAIL. There seemed to be something for everyone: food, views, art, recreation, music, kiddo parks and fountains. I wish we could’ve stayed all day! There is not a cell in my body that wants to ski, but I totally want to go back to Vail to stay and explore in the summer.
As the towns became fewer and far between, I started to get a little restless. So did Patrick, I think. The scenery was ever-changing and interesting, but I’m a city gal, and I like to know there are people around. We did stop at Grand Junction at a Chick-fil-a for a late lunch…
…but then it was a bit desolate-looking again.
It’s hard to believe that we will reach our destination tomorrow. Not just our destination, but our new home. Please pray that we will find housing quickly in a place that we feel comfortable and safe in. And that we can afford! We are so grateful for the Lord’s protection on our journey and for this opportunity in California. I imagine that the next several days will be exhausting and a bit stressful, but we are trusting in God’s provision & timing (though we hope it will be soon!). I will certainly update here when I am able.
Final stop: California!