Now I know why I am confused on the days. My blog posts (besides missing some because of hotel internet) don't match my smash book days. I am always a day or 2 behind. I am always a day late, but never a dollar short ;)
Here is part of my pages for Day 3.
I made a pocket to put my post cards in. I bought some beautiful post cards along the way. I wanted to put them in the book so I could still read the backs of them. On the back of them I have journaling about things that have happened during this trip, or funny things my family says.
I may not have the nicest smash book, but I will have the nicest smelling ;)
Well when we left the hotel to get to the next part of our trip, this is what it looked like. You can see the flames still burning.
Here is the scene before you get there.
I took this picture out of the moving jeep. Look at the reflection in the water, beautiful. See I get a good shot in once in a while :)
They are from inside the caverns. I loved this part of the trip, it was so cool being down there. Our guide had a few funny stories along the way.
Our tour started at 10:00. We had to walk 3/4 miles straight up the mountain.
Poor Wayne he was huffing and puffing, and had to sit quite a bit. But as he pointed out to me, He wasn't the last one to the top. He has been having a bit of problems with his alergies (asthma) durning this trip. I think its from all the farms. Plus when we got into the caves, he was coughing. I told him it was from either the dampness, or the bat droppings.
There were some pretty tight spots in here. Sometimes there is an advantage of being tiny, lol.
This was me when we got to the hotel.
First the hotel is across (the dug up road) from the lobby.
We have outside stairs to get up to our 2nd floor rooms.
Bathroom floor has hair on it....not going to go into detail on this one.
Outside view is of a dumpster.
One ply toilet paper. For the price I am paying for these 2 rooms, you think they could have splurged on some 2 ply.
Internet works for everyone, but me.
K Mart doesn't carry craft supplies. And is the only store in town open.
But then we went out for supper at Perkins. I had their shrimp alfrado and loved it.
Then when we came back, I finally got some internet for a couple of 1/2 hour intervils. Went on Facebook and my SIL, Darlene (Wayne's sister, who is also married to my brother) chatted with me and told me how my mom and dad would be so proud of me and how amazing Wayne and I are for doing this.
My heart swelled with love. I am just amazed at the outpour of love I get. I am such a lucky person.
Today was the last errand I will ever do for my dad.
I spread the last of his ashes today, overlooking a beautiful mountain.
Afterward, I was fine at first then I realized, Thats it, I'm done, its final. I don't have him here anymore, I will never hear his voice again. I will not get anymore phone calls during the day or night, for him to discuss current affairs with me.
I have done the last errand for me dad. He is at peace and I can breath and know I did everything I could for him during his life and after.
But on a lighter note. A word of advice. If you ever have to spread a loved ones ashes, pay attention to which way the wind is blowing, Oh ya and don't wear lipgloss.
I will leave you tonight (after this long, long post. Ya I had some pop before bed. It is 4:00am my time) Here is a picture that Wayne took of the falls in Glacier National Park.
PS I did a post earlier today, if you want to see some beautiful photos.