Mom getaway.

Arches National Park 2021 photo credit: David Olsen

Wow! A beautiful much needed trip with my mom! My mom had asked me the beginning of October if I would be interested in going on the Rocky Mountaineer with her, and if I would be able to. In all honesty, I was really excited but I didn’t want to get my hopes up when it came to going. I still needed to ask my husband, whom I remind you is in the middle of harvest and we have four children he would be fully responsible for while I am gone. Did I doubt his capabilities? No, not once…but I just felt so guilty asking because I knew he was busy and it was totally the wrong time of the year for me to try and get away. Even if it was only four days.

It all happened so fast, but he made it work and I was able to go. Did I miss my babies absolutely, and I missed Sam too 🙂 Did I enjoy my time away 100%, but I was ready to come home to see my family. There is just something about home ya know? Okay, fine one more day away would have been fine too. Anyways, we started in Denver, CO and traveled via train through the Rocky mountains all the way to Moab, (well Cisco, UT because there was a rock slide and we couldn’t get through). We ended up getting onto a bus and they took us on one heck of a scenic route all the way to Moab.

While on this trip we hit up the Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, which was definitely an experience! Natural water kept at 103 degrees it was amazing- except for the smell. IYKYK. We toured National parks Arches, Canyonland, and Dead-horse point. It is so incredible to me that you can travel a short distance and the whole world can look night and day difference. It was STUNNING! I would go to the Arches again in a heart beat and do more exploring. It was breathtaking. I just can’t even begin to explain how amazing it was, and pictures just do not do it justice.

While we were on this trip I often got the question of a short background story and what brought me on this trip. I would then tell them about my family and so on. I would quickly in return receive “Oh wow, Sam will really appreciate everything you do for him even more now.” I kindly agreed, but what I should have said is I know he appreciates me and everything I do. He might not show it or tell me all the time, but I know he does and he doesn’t have to tell me it every day for me to know. I think had those tell me “good for you and you deserve it!” at the time I didn’t really know how to react, but once I was on that trip I thought to myself you know what you’re damn right I deserve this and there is nothing wrong with me feeling that way. I work my butt off when I am at home and when I am at work, I do so much even if it doesn’t look like I am. I 100% deserved this trip and it will forever be a trip I will remember. Moab left a calming sense to my heart and I cannot wait for the day that I can share that with my family.

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