Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Approaching the Rockies

Hello my bloggie friends! I've finally gotten a few precious minutes to write this post, so I'll try to be brief.

First of all, we're almost in the Rocky Mountains! I can see the outline of them from where I'm writing this and it's really cool! It's so weird how much flat land there is between Ohio and Washington... We're in Wyoming right now and might be visiting Yellowstone National Park in a day or two (I'll be keeping my fingers crossed). We went to go see Mt. Rushmore yesterday while we were still over in South Dakota. Here are a few pics:


(George, Thomas, Teddy and Abe)
Me and my new friends ;)







If you haven't seen them, you really missing out. I think it's so amazing how people actually carved these faces out of the side of that huge rock wall. I can hardly make a face out of a tiny ball of clay! These guys must have been really special to do something this big. Anyway, that was just for yesterday. Today we went to go see the Devil's Tower which was absolutely fantastic. Another 'must see' if you haven't seen it already. Here are a few pics of that.





This gigantic tower that formed from magma pressing up on the ground eventually creating this amazing formation is breathtaking. The coolest part is that you can see it from quite a few miles away since the land around it is pretty flat.

Seeing that was just about the most exciting thing that happened today. I'm still so surprised about how much progress we've made across the country! We'll be in Seattle in a few days!

Anyway, that's what's going on in the physical world. As far as my novel goes, well, I'm a little disappointed. I've had time to edit in the car but I don't feel like I'm making as much progress. Even worse, I haven't kept up with all of your blogs (even though I said I would...). In fact, I've hardly checked at all. So, sorry about that, guys :(


But. Here's the good news. When we get to Seattle, I'm buying myself my very own computer! It's going to be a small one, but who cares! My own baby laptop is better than no laptop at all! Hopefully then I'll be able to keep up with everything going on in the blogosphere! And you won't believe how excited I am for that!


What's up for you guys this week? How's you're W.I.P. coming along?


--Jess


P.S.


We saw this little guy on the way to the Devil's Tower and I think he really wanted say 'hi' to everyone!

9 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

Seeing Devil's Tower like that in the pictures reminded me of the 70's film, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". If you've never seen it, you should watch it someday. Once you've seen a man carve a Devil's Tower from mashed potatoes...everything pales in comparison.

Tara Tyler said...

you cant be brief about the rockies!
excellent pics!
and congrats to getting a new computer =)

fairbetty said...

I totally agree with Michael. Close Encounters will make you remember Devil's Tower forever! It's pretty cool, huh?

I was just in Yellowstone a week ago. So pretty there! I loved the wildlife and the geysers are AWESOME!

I'm on hiatus from any WIPs... waiting for NaNoWriMo now.

Safe travels, girly!

Anita said...

I'm excited for you about your computer purchase! And thanks for sharing your trip!

Trisha said...

I love that area of the States. Well, I love MOST areas of the States! A gorgeous country!

Laura said...

Wow - thanks for taking me on hols with you - my edit is almost at a standstill, so I feel for you, and congrats on your own comp - that'll be great for you!
Lxxx

Mel Corbett said...

Wow, you got to see some awesome sights. I remember my family went out there when I was a little kid, don't remember too much of it though. Have a lot of fun on your trip.

As for me the WIP's moving along pretty well :-) I suppose, converting formats into scrivener to see the layout better with a bit of rewrites thrown in.

Griffinclaw said...

Ah, wow, sounds way exciting! I'd love to visit Mount Rushmore. :D Well, I wish you a safe trip on the rest of your way to Seattle. :)

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