Back in 2006, my then "boyfriend", who is now my husband decided it would be a good idea to bring me out to the Southwest. He had been born in Denver, Colorado and lived in many areas throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Roy wanted his family members to meet me, and lets be honest, he wanted their approval. I was curious about them too, and lets be honest, I wanted to see what I was really getting myself into. We rented a car with a large trunk; I knew we'd be bringing back lots of souvenirs and what-nots.
Driving across the country can be a thrill depending on what routes you use, and the states themselves. If you live on the East Coast, make sure you do most of the traveling on Interstate 70; it's the simplest route. Watch out going through St. Louis, Missouri as their highway system is a bit erratic lane wise; you believe you're in the correct lane and suddenly a sign tells you to jump three lanes over if you want to continue on your designated route. Kansas is by far the worst state to travel through; nothing but flat, brown land for six hours and billboards full of religious gloom and doom.
We did eventually move out to Utah, and this story will develop with each separate writing. There will be lots of photos, so if my writing bores you, at least enjoy the visuals. Oh, why did I really start this new blog; the photos. I have always been pretty adept at taking nature and landscape photos, and folks kept saying, "You should start a travel blog". My food blog, Food Adventures of a Comfort Cook is pretty well established now, and picking up in popularity. As I was taking a ride through the Abajo Mountains today, taking photo stops and letting one of my dogs romp around, a title for this blog finally hit me that I was happy with. I have brown eyes that are constantly growing wide at the thrilling sights of the Southwest; hence the name.
So here is my introduction for this new blog, and I've lots of thinking to do about how I'm going to introduce you to all the adventures I've had, and all the new ones I'll be having. I may go in time order, I may jump around a bit; ha! more like a lot, but it's going to be a grand time no matter what.
Thanks for reading....